The season of gift giving is behind us and by now you’ve either used, exchanged or returned most (if not all) of your presents from the holidays. Except one item remains unwrapped in your home – the Instant Pot.
If you’re like us, the thought of using an electric pressure cooker can be intimidating. The word “pressure” combined with heat, can fire up an over active imagination and conjure visions of a messy kitchen disaster. However, be assured, the Instant Pot is far from the old school pressure cooker device that your parents or grandparents used in the kitchen.
Created by Dr. Robert Wang, the Instant Pot appeared in 2010 and steadily developed a cult following of at home chefs. Fast forward to 2019, it’s one of the hottest and must-have kitchen appliances in the last several years. The Instant Pot is five cooking appliances rolled into one; it replaces a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer and warmer, and we can’t stop singing its praises!
It’s time you unbox this game-changing appliance and enjoy its full culinary benefits. Scroll below to discover eight tried and tested resources for inspiring, healthy and simple Instant Pot recipes.
Instant Pot app
Available for download on iTunes or Google Play for your mobile device, the Instant Pot app contains more than 750 recipes of tasty and nutritious meals. This app is one of our go-to resources for Instant Pot dishes, our favourites to make are the mushroom and pea risotto, and chili – perfect to eat on a cold winter day.
We love good cookbooks and there is no lack of books dedicated to cooking in an Instant Pot. Check out your local book store and discover how to cook Indian, vegan, keto and paleo meals in the Instant Pot. One book we regularly crack open for ideas and inspiration is Ella Sanders’ The Ultimate Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 200 Easy Foolproof Recipes.
Type “Instant Pot recipes” into YouTube and you’ll find unending video tutorials and tips from online pros. Some of the most subscribed, informative and entertaining channels to watch are Pressure Luck, Flo Lumand, of course, Instant Pot.
Instagram and Instagram Stories
We love Instagram! Do a hashtag search in the app and you’ll find more than 352k posts under #InstantPot and 35.3k posts under #InstantPotRecipes. It’s pretty cool and interesting to see people publish live cooking stories – you’ll definitely find inspiration here.
Chances are nearly half of your friends are fellow Instant Pot owners. We highly recommend sending them a text to find out what are their favourite foods to cook inside this one pot wonder.
Similar with Instagram and YouTube, there are numerous Facebook groups filled with Instant Pot devotees who share their advice, experiences, recipes and questions online. Check out the two of the largest Instant Pot groups: Instant Pot Community (1.8 million members) and Instant Pot 101 for Beginners (365k members).
Breaking news and the latest trends aren’t the only things being shared in 280 characters. Choose from the top tweets, photos, videos and live broadcasts to see how and what people are serving up for lunch and dinner.
Pinterest is not only an online resource where you can find pictures to spark home décor inspiration, it also serves up beautiful pictures of food made using an Instant Pot. Search results for “Instant Pot recipes” will yield cooking cheat sheets to a fall off the bone rotisserie chicken – yum!