Instant Pot Talk + Rice Pudding Recipe

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Last month I spoke to a fun group at the Arcadia Public Library about the Care and Feeding of Your Instant Pot. We covered buying an Instant Pot (and if you should buy one at all), different models, set-up, tips and tricks, cleaning and maintenance, and more. I also demo’ed a rice pudding recipe which is available below!

Instant Pot Rice Pudding
Serves 6

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes, plus cooling

1 cup short-grain white rice, rinsed well and drained
5 cups whole milk
2/3 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
2 large eggs beaten, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Combine the rice, milk, sugar, and salt in your Instant Pot. Whisk together and secure the lid.
  2. Cook at high pressure for 10 minutes and use a natural release.
  3. Whisk the cooked rice and milk mixture well. Temper the eggs by slowly adding 1 cup of the hot milky rice to the eggs while whisking constantly. Add that mixture to the Instant Pot slowly, whisking the whole time.
  4. Turn on the Sauté function. Whisk until the mixture is simmering and starting to thicken up. Turn off the Sauté function.
  5. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  6. Allow the rice pudding to cool. It will thicken greatly as it sits. Serve warm or cold.

Flavor ideas (add after cooling)

  • Chocolate-covered cherry: mini semi-sweet chocolate chips and chopped fresh cherries or dried cherries
  • Mango-lime: Diced ripe mango tossed in the juice and zest of 1-2 fresh limes
  • Cinnamon roll: 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Peach-almond: Fresh diced peaches, slivered almonds on top
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Instant Pot Talk + Rice Pudding Recipe

Instant Pot Quinoa

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Quinoa is a relatively quick-cooking grain, but the Instant Pot makes it even faster. It’s also a very hands-off, heat friendly method—I don’t turn on my stove or oven unless I have to in the hot, hot summer. The IP makes quick and easy work of healthy quinoa without heating up my kitchen. Score.

Instant Pot Quinoa

1 cup rinsed and drained quinoa (any color)
1 1/2 cups water or broth
1 teaspoon oil
1 big pinch salt

Combine all ingredients into the Instant Pot and shake the inner pot to level the quinoa and make sure it is all submerged. Secure the lid and cook at high pressure for 1 minute. Use a natural release and fluff with a fork.

Instant Pot Quinoa

Pressure Cooking Eggs

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I always make boiled eggs in the pressure cooker. It takes no time at all, they always turn out perfectly, and they peel easier than the traditional method. Here’s the basic method for pressure cooking eggs:*

  • Fill your pressure cooker with a little over a cup of water. Add the trivet or, even better, a steamer basket.
  • Add the eggs. You can add as many as you like, as long as they are stable (won’t fall over and break while cooking) and are not touching the sides of the pot.
  • Secure the lid and cook at LOW pressure. 4 minutes for soft boiled, 8 minutes for hard boiled.
  • Meanwhile, prepare an ice water bath.
  • Once the cook time is up, manually release the pressure and place the eggs in the ice water.
  • Once cool to the touch, store in the fridge or peel and eat.

*Cook times are for electric pressure cookers.

Pressure Cooking Eggs