It’s snowing! It’s 6 :20 am and it’s snowing! I just had to write that out loud ( wink). Not to long ago I mentioned to hubby that I have been wanting a pressure cooker pot ever since I did a giveaway with the lovely Roz from La Bella Vita Cucina. Traditionally for Mother’s Day, hubby and I go to the local nursery and we get flowers for the porch and patio containers. Which we did. But, this year I received an extra surprise when hubby walked in with A Power Cooker Plus on Sunday morning. He was excited to see my reaction when he said, “I have a new toy for Katherine”. I was thrilled. He got it for a very reasonable price and a discount too because it was the floor model. Unfortunately there was no owners manual and I had a bit of trouble finding one. Hubby found one! I know a lot of you are familiar with the instant pot brand, my daughter certainly is. Remember she cooks for 7. I jumped on Pinterest and Youtube yesterday to see what has been shared about the Power Cooker Plus and I found a few recipes and tips I’d like to try. I am also wondering how to convert some of my slower cooker recipes for use with my new toy and I found the answer at Margin Making Mom it’s below.
There is a pressure cooker group on facebook! CLICK HERE
A few of the features of my Power Cooker Plus
Makes affordable, healthy homemade meals in just minutes
One-touch preset cooking buttons
Includes a slow-cook option
Nonstick inner pot (dishwasher safe)
Capacity: 10 qt.
If you have a recipe you would like me to try using my new power cooker plus please let me know, I’d love to try it ( just a reminder that I have food challenges so I may need to alter your recipe). As long as I’m on the subject of food challenges, only one of you signed up for my , “A recipe for Katherine blog challenge” you can see the post and details HERE. Insert my sad face here.
The photos, videos and recipes belong to the original blog/website please click the image to go to the original source. Maybe even tell them Katherine sent you ( wink).
I found this video on Youtube, All your Power Cooker questions answered. Well maybe not all of them but this video did help a bit.
Pressure-cook the most flavorful one-pot meals you’ve ever had in a fraction of the time of regular slow cookers. 5-minute meals so you can spend more time with your family instead of in the kitchen.
The Creative Bite shared 10 Healthy Chicken recipes prepared using the Power Cooker on pinterest
Margin Making Mom shared How to Make Your Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes in the Pressure Cooker .
I was very curious about how to convert slow cooker recipes for use in the Power Cooker. She has an Instant Pot, but, I will assume it will also apply to my Power Cooker
She also offers a “Conversion Cheat Sheet” to her subscribers. Oh by the way did you receive your gift from Katherine email? A special thank you for subscribers. I hope you liked your gifts.
I made Chicken and Rice for dinner lat night. It was my first attempt at creating a recipe from scratch for the Power Cooker plus.
3 Step Simple Chicken and Rice
What you need
Power Cooker Plus ( or equivalent)
1 ½ Boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 Cup Carrots (chopped)
1 Cup Celery (chopped)
1 Cup mushrooms (sliced)
1 Clove garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Cup white rice (un-cooked)
1 ¼ Cup Chicken broth
1 Tbsp. Crushed rosemary
1 Tbsp. parsley (finely chopped)
½ tsp Thyme (dry)
½ tsp. Black pepper (fresh ground)
½ tsp. salt (optional)
Before You Start: Plug in your Power Cooker Plus, add oil and garlic, and then chop the rest of your veggies.
Lets Make It!
Add veggies, chicken and sprinkle with herbs and spices, add rice, pour broth over the top and set for 14 minutes. The power Cooker will let you know when it’s ready.
That’s it!!! Dinner is served.
*Katie’s Tid Bits *because I pride myself on transparency with you, I adjusted the broth for your recipe. Mine was a bit soggy. However, it didn’t change the yummy flavor just the mouth feel. So I reduced it from 2 cups to 1 ¼ cups instead.
Also, I didn’t take the time to get the perfect set up shot, sorry just a quick snap because we were hungry. I’m not sure it would have plated very well anyway, because of the extra broth. One other thing, it smelled fantastic when it was cooking just like it would in a slow cooker or roasting in the oven.
Well there you have it, a new toy for Katherine. Do you have a Power Cooker Plus? Instant Pot or equivalent?