The phenomenon of FOMO is a real thing, every Christmas you have an item that becomes the absolute must-have item of the year and of course people like me, who lives under a rock, always miss the marker. Surprisingly the FOMO Item for this past Christmas was an Instant Pot, every blog site mentioned it, there was a copious number of articles broadcasting the ‘absolute best recipes to make in an instant pot’, its occurrence almost made me question how I missed it. Well, I did, and Santa didn’t double back after Christmas to bring me one. This was the strange part of adulting I had mixed feelings about, buying my own gifts and then relishing in the excitement. So, without further adieu… let’s go down the list of five recipes to make. Hopefully, by the end of my post, you’ll be adding an Instant pot to your shopping cart and making one of these recipes.
Perfectly Cooked Rice
Yes, I said it perfectly cooked rice, and no this isn’t a drill. You can make perfect, fluffy, cooked rice in the comforts of your own kitchen or dorm. I cannot tell you how many things I’ve done to achieve this, washing it off before a meal, soaking it in cold water, letting it cook for an hour in a crockpot It became too much to achieve it. But now this pressure contraption lets me dump the rice in and leave it unattended to come back to starchy goodness, without breaking a sweat. This can be good for individuals who do meal plans or are big on eating healthy lunches.
Mac and Cheese
The face of college hunger. There is no need for boxed varieties or microwavable pouches anymore. This Instant Pot can allow you to experience the authentic flavor and add different toppings, cheeses, etc. The best part is knowing what’s going into your body because you are making it. In less than 20 minutes you can have the feel of a home cooked dinner and be the talk of the dorm.
You heard it right, there is something about homemade popcorn that tastes so delicious. Imagine movie theatre popcorn in your living room, without the crazy price tag. This is all attainable, besides its better than the microwave kind or the stovetop kind that you must babysit. Add a little melted butter and caramel drizzle and tune into your fav movie.
Mini New York Style Cheesecake
Bet you didn’t expect to see this on the list, well here it is in all its glory. You can make it however you like with strawberries, blueberries, or how I prefer it a chocolate drizzle with hazelnuts. Whichever topping you choose it only takes an hour. Looks like you might give Cheesecake a run for their money…
Now don’t be alarmed normally when anything says faux your natural reaction is to back away, but this is the real deal chicken dinner meal. It’s only considered faux because there isn’t an actual rotisserie involved, but you don’t miss it. The chicken still comes out crispy, juicy, and tender in under 30 minutes giving you plenty of time to whip up some sides… Instant Pot 1, Rotisserie 0.Faux-tisserie Chicken
Leave a comment below and let me know which recipe from the list is your favorite, or add one of your own, I look forward to hearing from my fellow foodies.