Mom and Mike got us a pressure cooker for Christmas this year, and I was so excited to use it. Luvy noticed when we got it out that it says it can not be used on a ceramic cooktop. Lovely!
After chatting with the sweet lady at Williams-Sonoma for 45 minutes on the phone, we decided that an electric pressure cooker was best suited for us. We ordered a Fagor electric pressure cooker from Amazon. We battled between the Cuisinart and the Fagor, but the Fagor won out for a few reasons. It is not only a pressure cooker, but it is also a slow cooker and a rice cooker in one! The only thing I don’t like about it is that the pot is Teflon. 😦
After reading Emily’s blog, I have been wanting a rice cooker. However, we don’t have much storage space in our kitchen, and it would take up too much room. Now, I have a 3 in one!!
It was delivered today so, of course, I HAD to use it for dinner. I made Emily’s Red Beans and Rice. The only substitution I made was I used 1 tsp of Spanish paprika and 1 tsp smoked paprika.
In 12 minutes, we had a delicious meal. Well, more like 20 minutes.. you have to let the pressure build up and then release. Nonetheless, it saved me lots of time! I have a feeling this will be used frequently in this house!
Ladies (and guys), you can cook an entire meal in this thing in less than 40 minutes. It is incredible. I was looking through the recipes, and you can cook chicken, steak, meatloaf, you name it in this pot. I definitely recommend this for the busy family! Oh, and the rice setting only takes 6 minutes!! Boo-yah!
Do any of you have good recipes for a pressure cooker?? What kitchen gadget could you not live without?