I’ve been wanting an instant pot for a while. Well back up. I’ve wanted a pressure cooker for a while. But I was scared. When they first came out with the instant pot I waited to see what would happen.
Recently I started looking up recipes. I was going to buy one. But I was waiting until after we moved.
Insert this Holiday Season. My husband got me one.
I found a beef stroganoff recipe and made that first. It came out pretty good. Only issues was I couldn’t find measuring spoons so I guessed.
I then made rice for lunch. I also made something on the stove. A Korean egg dish. My daughter and I ate it.
I found a recipe on the back of a Campbell Soup can, cream of chicken. Basically you cook up some chicken and rice and add in the can (there are some more details of course). When I saw Six Sisters had a cheesy chicken and rice recipe for the instant pot I saw it was the Campbell’s recipe. I decided to follow it.
It says 1 1/2 lbs of chicken, diced onion, garlic, can of cream of chicken soup, 2 cups of rice, and 3.5 cups of liquid total, salt and pepper, and cheese.
Now when you cook rice it is a 1 to 2 ratio. For every 1 cup of rice you need 2 cups of liquid. I say liquid because you can use broth to cook rice.
I’ve known how to cook rice since I was little. I can actually know how much water to use without a measuring cup. Looking at this recipe it went against my rice knowledge.
But I followed it.
I actually watched their YouTube video of how to make this and followed it.
And immediately after I put the lid on and hit cancel, then pressure and the time. The burn food notice hit.
I was scratching my head. I followed the directions. WTF!
I opened and ran a wooden spoon along the bottom and felt some stuff. I scrapped it up. Put lid back on and same thing.
So I found a container and poured the contents into it. I then cleaned the IP inner cooking chamber. I also hopped on Amazon and ordered another one of those in case this happens again.
I tried to re-pressurize the IP. Kept getting the burn food notice.
Now your IP turns off the heat once this notices comes up. And I had some rice to cook.
Now see if I would have added the correct 1:2 ratio rice needs none of this would have happened.
And I learned a lesson. No matter what the recipe if it goes against something you know. Go with what you know.
I’ve always been asked how I cooked my rice. “I’m Asian.” Was the best response I could come up with. I’ve had years of learning how to cook rice. My mother telling me time and time again how to cook rice. I can cook rice in on the stove, in a rice cooker, and pressure cooker. I can cook rice half asleep.
The burn food safety feature is pretty cool. But that pot is still soaking in the sink overnight.