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Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
« Reply #125 on: January 04, 2017, 05:59:51 am »
I hadn't heard about this. Wow - got to think on this one.  ;D (you enabler, you!)

Payback for being enabled on the IP!

I made risotto in mine, BTW, yummy!  Made enough for two dinners.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #126 on: January 04, 2017, 11:03:02 am »
    I think I'm through with accessory buying for now; I have a silicon lid coming for the inner pot so I can just stick it in the fridge if I want...  I like the look of the little silicon poaching cups but I have dishes I can use for those so I'm holding off.

    I did succumb to the Instant Pot decal craze after I saw some on FB.

    Ordered Rosie the Riveter from Etsy, seen on this page:
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    It was a cheap thrill, and though the base price is a bit higher than some on the page, postage was only 50 cents.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #127 on: January 11, 2017, 06:26:59 am »
    Payback for being enabled on the IP!

    I made risotto in mine, BTW, yummy!  Made enough for two dinners.

    Betsy

    I think risotto is the very best thing to make in the InstantPot--or any pressure cooker.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #128 on: January 11, 2017, 08:34:34 am »
    I think risotto is the very best thing to make in the InstantPot--or any pressure cooker.

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    Waves at Leslie!  Great to see a post from you.

    I realize I can go look at the recipes and read the instructions with the Instant Pot, but I'm going to ask here anyway!  Someone tell me about making risotto in the IP.  Is it a matter of throwing rice and liquid in and hitting the right setting or do you still have to baby it like on the stove to keep adding liquid and letting it absorb?

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    « Reply #129 on: January 11, 2017, 09:50:22 am »
    Very snowy day here in the PNW. I am going to try risotto in the instant pot. I have made it in the rice cooker before, but I will try the instant pot today.
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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #130 on: January 12, 2017, 04:52:51 am »
    Crebel, here is my Instant Pot  rice recipe. It's cooked Pot-In-Pot (PIP). I cook my rice PIP because I don't like the way the rice sticks to the bottom of the liner and it's easier, I think, to control the water used for cooking the rice. The original recipe can be found at thisoldgal.com. The secret to good rice in the IP is to rinse it thoroughly until the water runs pretty much clear to remove the external starch.

    Rice - IP Perfectly Cooked Pot in Pot Rice
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    Servings: Serves: 4 servings
    Ingredients
    2 "rice" cups Rice (Jasmine, White, Basmati)
    2 cups Fresh Water or Broth
    Oven proof bowl or pan
    Trivet
    1 cup water for Pressure Cooker cooking pot
    Steps
    Rinse rice until water runs clear.
    Add 1 cup of water to the Pressure Cooker cooking pot.
    Place Trivet in cooking pot.
    Add rice and equal amount of fresh water to your ovenproof bowl or pan.
    Place Pan on Trivet.
    Lock on lid and close Pressure Valve.
    Cook at High Pressure for 7 minutes.
    When Beep sounds, allow a 10 minute Natural Pressure Release.
    Fluff rice and serve.
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    The trick for making good rice is to rinse it, gently rubbing it together, to get the external starch off. Be sure to rinse it until the water runs pretty much clear.
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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #131 on: January 12, 2017, 06:01:33 am »
    Thanks, Happy Guy.  I have cooked rice in the IP, but I like the idea of pot-in-pot cooking and will try that one of these times.  My too-lazy-to-look-up-myself question was more about risotto in the IP and getting that creamy texture without having to stand and add liquid ladle by ladle as it absorbs.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #132 on: January 12, 2017, 12:05:19 pm »
    Waves at Leslie!  Great to see a post from you.

    I realize I can go look at the recipes and read the instructions with the Instant Pot, but I'm going to ask here anyway!  Someone tell me about making risotto in the IP.  Is it a matter of throwing rice and liquid in and hitting the right setting or do you still have to baby it like on the stove to keep adding liquid and letting it absorb?

    Hi crebel!

    No, with pressure cooker risotto, you melt the butter, toast the rice (you can saute some onions first, if you want), then add the liquid, put on the cover and let it cook. When it finishes, you stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Easy and delicious. This video for mushroom risotto is very good, although it is not done in an InstantPot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvRo8jKUyIg

    Enjoy!

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #133 on: January 12, 2017, 01:43:14 pm »
    Hi crebel!

    No, with pressure cooker risotto, you melt the butter, toast the rice (you can saute some onions first, if you want), then add the liquid, put on the cover and let it cook. When it finishes, you stir in the grated Parmesan cheese. Easy and delicious. This video for mushroom risotto is very good, although it is not done in an InstantPot.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvRo8jKUyIg

    Enjoy!

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    Excellent, I was hoping that would be the answer!  Thanks.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #134 on: January 12, 2017, 02:41:16 pm »
    The risotto I made was really good, and made just as Leslie describes.  It was just a *bit* overdone for what I like, but still good.  I would do it for a bit less next time.

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #135 on: January 15, 2017, 06:41:59 am »
    The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 is not currently available at Amazon except through 3rd parties.  It's been $99 for quite a while, and was still available as recently as yesterday.  EDIT:  Now the page for the Duo says "usually ships in 3-5 months." !!!

    Wonder if a new model is coming out?
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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #136 on: January 15, 2017, 10:02:57 am »
    The Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 is not currently available at Amazon except through 3rd parties.  It's been $99 for quite a while, and was still available as recently as yesterday.

    Wonder if a new model is coming out?
     ;D
    Huh - will be interesting to watch this.

    And besides the Kindle cookbooks available, and the recipe forums at instantpot.com, are there other recipe websites focused on electric pressure cookers that folks have to recommend?
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    « Reply #137 on: January 15, 2017, 02:36:04 pm »
    I've found the FB instant pot communities really useful, if you are on FB!

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    « Reply #138 on: January 15, 2017, 03:53:40 pm »
    I've found the FB instant pot communities really useful, if you are on FB!

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    Thanks, I did join one group there. I'll look through past postings.
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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #139 on: January 15, 2017, 04:39:57 pm »
    Thanks, I did join one group there. I'll look through past postings.

    Once you're on the group's page, you can search within the page for a particular recipe.  I did that today, looking for a pork roast recipe.

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    « Reply #140 on: January 15, 2017, 05:02:01 pm »
    That is such a busy group! I joined, then promptly "unfollowed", and turned off all notifications.  It's a great group for searching for recipes. :)

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    « Reply #141 on: January 15, 2017, 06:04:02 pm »
    That is such a busy group! I joined, then promptly "unfollowed", and turned off all notifications.  It's a great group for searching for recipes. :)

    It is indeed.  There are other groups, too--instant pot communities for paleo, weightwatchers, gluten-free, vegans....

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    Re: Instant Pot (currently on sale $99, see latest post!)
    « Reply #142 on: January 17, 2017, 06:17:54 am »
    Just joined this one:
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    « Reply #143 on: January 17, 2017, 06:37:19 am »
    Just joined this one:
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    « Reply #144 on: January 17, 2017, 05:00:50 pm »
    bought my wife the LUX60 for her birthday  (she requested, I never buy appliances unless she specifically asks!)

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    « Reply #145 on: January 17, 2017, 05:03:24 pm »
    bought my wife the LUX60 for her birthday  (she requested, I never buy appliances unless she specifically asks!)
    Do you mean she didn't specifically request this & so doesn't like it?
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    « Reply #146 on: January 17, 2017, 05:15:40 pm »
    Just joined.

    Looks like a good group!

    bought my wife the LUX60 for her birthday  (she requested, I never buy appliances unless she specifically asks!)

    Congrats to your wife!  Has she used it yet?

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    « Reply #147 on: January 19, 2017, 04:39:27 pm »
    Looks like a good group!

    Congrats to your wife!  Has she used it yet?

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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $99; ships in 1-2 days)
    « Reply #148 on: January 20, 2017, 12:41:04 pm »
    So, I know several people have Instant Pots that they got on sale through Amazon.  Thinking I might get one instead of the smaller slow cooker I was toying with getting.  Or to replace the rice cooker I have.  Waiting for another sale before I decide, as it's pricier than either a new slow cooker or rice cooker.

    Which Instant Pot did you get?  Do you like it?  Use it much?

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    $99; ships in 1-2 days.

    Instant Pot IP-DUO60 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker, 6Qt/1000W

    Just bought the 6-quart one with yogurt maker function for my wife's birthday (she loves to cook, loves Food Network, Pinterest, etc). Amazon sent me an email telling me they were in stock, but when I hit the page, it said 5-9 months shipping time since they were already out heh. I paid $5 more to buy one direct from the mfg, and it's on the way!

    Edit: Lifehacker (part of the old Gawker Media group, with Jezebel/Deadspin/etc) has a really robust community as well. I'll find the link(s) if anyone is interested. I'm definitely hyped for the stuff Mrs. Angry will be making with it. If it's anything like the huge Kitchen Aid stand mixer, I'm about to become even more robust myself ;).
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    Re: Instant Pot (Duo currently $99; ships in 1-2 days)
    « Reply #149 on: January 20, 2017, 02:49:35 pm »
    The fancier (& pricier) ones seem to be available:

    Duo80:


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