My parents got me an Instant Pot for my birthday and I've been experimenting with creating a few recipes lately. Thought I'd post a few on my blog. You might be thinking, isn't that kind of a weird gift for a 40-something dude? Cooking is one of my hobbies, and I've always wanted a pressure cooker, so here we are.
So this is a recipe for pressure cooker Jambalaya I came up with:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 green bell pepper diced
3 green chopped green onions
3 cloves garlic chopped
2 cups chicken stock
1 6 oz can tomato paste
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp sea salt
1.5 cup rice
2 large chicken breasts
3 uncooked sausages
Salt and pepper
1.) Rinse the rice.
2.) Pan fry your sausage until it’s cooked through enough to keep its shape when you slice it. It doesn’t have to be completely cooked through. Set aside to cool.
3.) Cut chicken to whatever size you prefer. Season with some Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper and let marinate in a bit of chicken stock, just enough to coat it all, while you prepare everything else.
4.) Add oil to Instant Pot and sauté vegetables.
5.) Turn off sauté function. Add chicken stock. Use a wooden spatula to release any brown bits that are stuck on the bottom.
6.) Add in garlic powder, onion powder, and Cajun seasoning.
7.) Slice sausages into 1/3 to 1/2 inch thick slices and add into the pot.
8.) Spread the rice in the pot as evenly as possible. Top with the chicken without overlapping.
9.) Pressure cook for 10 mins. Allow another 10 mins to depressurize.
10.) Shred chicken if desired, or leave as is.
11.) Mix it all thoroughly.
12.) Salt and pepper to your preferences.
Takes about 45 mins to prepare and cook, 30 of them being ignoring the instant pot while it works its magic. Feeds 5, you can also upscale it if you need more, by adding more rice and chicken stock, everything else remains the same.