The responsibility of providing freshly cooked meals daily can get stressful especially if you’re working long hours at the office. After a long day at work, the thought of having to cook a complete meal from scratch may seem farfetched.
However, what if you were told that it is possible to cook a complete meal without having to stand in the kitchen and all you need is one pot (which equates to less dishes to wash!).
A pressure cooker is a tool to consider for every modern family. All you’ll need to do is to put all the ingredients in a pot, turn on the cooker and allow it to cook while you complete other chores. Here are some simple recipes that you could whip up in a jiffy with a pressure cooker.
Creamy Chicken & Veggies
- 2 Whole chicken breast, sliced
- 1 Carrot, chopped
- 200 g Fresh button mushrooms
- 1 tbsp Thyme
- 200g Cauliflower florets
- 200g Mozzarella
- 1 tsp Ground black pepper
- 4 Baby potatoes,
- 100g Baby spinach, sliced into half
- ½ cup, Milk
- A pinch of sea salt (optional)
- Place all ingredients in the pressure cooker pot, except for baby spinach, sea salt and black pepper.
- Cook in pressure cooker for 30 minutes. If you own an electric pressure cooker, simply put it at Poultry mood with the keep pressure time (KPT) of 30 minutes.
- Once cooked, carefully release the pressure, be careful of the hot steam.
- Then, mix baby spinach, black pepper and salt if necessary.
Note: Mozzarella cheese contains salt and it may be sufficient to flavour the dish.
Soy sauce chicken with Mushrooms
- Whole chicken thighs, chopped into pieces
- 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
- 2 tsp Light soy sauce
- 1 tsp Thick soy sauce
- 1 tsp Ground white pepper
- 2 tsp Sesame oil
- 1 tbsp Cooking wine (optional)
- Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup Basmati rice
- 1 ½ cups Water
- Spring onion, chopped
- Marinate chicken thighs with oyster sauce, dark and light soy sauce, white pepper, sesame oil and cooking wine (if desired).
- Then, rinse desired amount of rice and place into pressure cooker.
- Fill the pot with the right amount of water to cook the rice.
- Then, place marinated pieces of chicken thighs together with mushrooms and the leftover sauce into the pot.
- Cook in pressure cooker for 20 minutes (or longer if you’re cooking more rice).
- Once pressure is released, gently stir rice and garnish with spring onion.
Be careful when manually releasing the pressure from your pressure cooker. Do stand away from the device and use a long ladle to release pressure.