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Oh, Instant Pot, let me count the ways that I love you. I’ve owned an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker since 2017 when my brother told me all the delicious things he was able to make for himself. I bought the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart and I love it. This is why you need an Instant Pot – I can make yogurt from scratch, whip up delicious soups, stews and chilis, cook corn on the cob, make foolproof rice, make quinoa perfectly, make egg bites and hard boiled eggs, make one pot dinners for my family and so much more. It’s pretty easy but you have to make sure you leave enough time to get your Instant Pot to pressure! Now, there are other brands of Electric Pressure Cookers, but I prefer the Instant Pot Brand because it works for me.
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I rely on my Instant Pot for almost every meal — some part of it is made in it. It’s easy to use and cleans up so easily. Make sure you have an extra sealing ring on hand and change them out frequently. Foods you may make stay in that seal. Some people soak theirs in vinegar, but I prefer to leave them out on a hook in my kitchen and air them out.
And for the steam vent — you do not have to be afraid of it. When you turn your Instant Pot on, make sure to turn your steam vent to sealing, away from venting. If you are doing a quick release of your Instant Pot, make sure to use a silicone Lobster Claw mitt or a silicone mitt and then step away to let the steam out. I’ve owned my Instant Pot for 4 years and I’ve never had a problem.
Different Models of Instant Pots have different functions, so use this handy chart to figure out which one is the best one for you.
I’ve mentioned before that I have problems making rice on my stovetop – however, by using the Instant Pot, I can easily make brown rice or my fave, brown basmati rice. This rice comes out so beautifully in your instant pot. Use veggie or chicken broth for extra flavor! All you need is around 30 minutes and two ingredients to get this on your table.
My Instant Pot Recipes:
Salsa Chicken is a family favorite – I love making it with non-spicy verde salsa.
And I serve it Taco Bar Style – it can totally be healthy, make salsa verde chicken and then add tortillas, cheese, guacamole and veggies.
Steaming crab legs in your instant pot is so easy and delicious. Your family will be so thrilled for this dinner.
And yes, you can make a quick chicken soup in your Instant Pot. Here’s how.
This chicken with sweet potato soup is an easy and delicious dinner. It’s also gluten free and Whole 30 compliant.
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I hope I’ve convinced you why you need an Instant Pot!