Pressure cookers are great for comfort food in the winter, but don’t store it away for Summer. Here are 5 ways to continue Instant Pot cooking in the Spring.
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The weather is warm and you may be venturing outside to use your grill, but there are still great ways to your Instant pot this spring. Whether you use it to create a delicious side dish to go with that yummy grilled meat or make homemade yogurt for those morning smoothies, you can get the most from your Instant Pot this spring.
1. Brown Rice Salad
A wonderful way to use your Instant Pot this spring is to cook up some brown rice to go with your grilled meat. Once the rice is cooked, stir in some feta cheese, sliced olives, chopped green onions, and a bit of Italian dressing. It’s simple, quick, and makes you look like a culinary rock star. Best of all, you can do this rice salad with so many different ingredients.
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2. Homemade Yogurt Smoothies
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in your store-bought yogurt? It’s kind of scary, isn’t it? Instead of reaching for a store-bought yogurt each morning, use your Instant Pot to make homemade yogurt. Not only can you control the ingredients, but you’ll have the freshest yogurt you can get your hands on. Add the yogurt to a blender along with your favorite fresh fruit, ice, and protein powder for a quick breakfast.
3. Steamed Vegetables
A great way to ease the guilt of eating a big grilled rib eye steak is to pair it with some steamed vegetables. Thanks to your Instant Pot, you can quickly and easily steam up your favorite vegetables. Steam up some broccoli, red bell peppers, and carrots seasoned with your favorite spice blend.
These are my favorite for steaming vegetables in my Instant Pot.
4. Keep Things Warm
Instant Pot IP-LUX60 V3 Programmable Electric Pressure Cooker, 6Qt, 1000W (updated model)Cooking for a large crowd? Pop those steaks, burgers, hot dogs, etc in your Instant Pot and set it on the warming function. Everything will stay nice and warm until you’ve made enough for everyone. You can even start cooking before the party begins so that you can spend time with your friends instead of standing over the grill the entire time.
Last, but not least, don’t forget about that awesome slow cooker function. Slow cookers are a great way to cook up a delicious dessert. Whether it’s a hot fudge cake or a pineapple upside down cake, you’ll have a delicious dessert waiting for you once you’ve polished off that yummy grilled steak.
You can also use the pressure cooker setting to makes this delicious Instant Pot Cheesecake!
Don’t store your Instant Pot once spring arrives. You can create delicious side dishes, desserts, and even keep those grilled foods warm. Once you get started, you’ll find that you love your Instant Pot even more.