Have I told you about my love affair with my electric pressure cooker? I never thought I'd say this, but I can't imagine life without pressure cooking some of my own homemade pantry ingredients: beans, lots of beans, and chicken broth. I make other things, like risotto, soups, and roasts, too. I adapted the recipe for these Pima "baked" beans from a small booklet of Southwest Indian recipes. (The Pima people currently live primarily on two reservations in south and central Arizona.) It almost looked like a traditional New England baked bean recipe, except that it called for corn syrup....
Great for potlucks or picnics, this black bean salad comes with an Asian twist: a sesame-ginger dressing. Make it a few hours ahead, and serve as a side salad with anything from the grill.
Risotto made with brown rice takes a bit longer to cook, so get your pressure cooker on for this recipe. Asparagus, mushrooms and toasted almonds bring out the flavor of the creamy rice.
Make this lemon, artichoke and shrimp risotto in the pressure cooker or on the stovetop. It's easy, with a can of artichoke hearts from the pantry.
Make this hearty chicken barley soup in a pressure cooker or on the stovetop. It freezes well, so you can have some on hand for quick lunches after a day of snow shoveling.
The difference between fresh-cooked and canned chickpeas is like night and day. Try this recipe using chickpeas made in the pressure cooker: fast, easy, fresh, with a robust flavoring from gremolata and olives.
There's nothing more comforting than a steaming bowl of split pea soup on a cold day. Make it fast and easy in the pressure cooker!