Ten great dishes that go perfectly with your perfect Instant Pot rice
The secret’s out. No more wondering how to make perfect rice anymore, and the answer couldn’t be simpler to remember: 1 to 1. If you missed Wednesday’s blog post about perfecting perfect rice, you should take a look.
And now that you know how to make perfect rice every time, how about trying a terrific recipe to make the most of it?
We’ve rounded up ten of our best recipes that either include rice, or go perfectly with it.
Because that’s our theme this week: Perfect Rice
By: The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook by Archana Mundhe
We couldn’t do a top then list of recipes for rice without the most popular dish in Indian restaurants. Now you don’t have to leave home to enjoy this creamy curry, laced with homemade garam masala kick. Partner with basmati rice and the naan bread from last week’s top ten list, and you’re in flavor heaven.
This recipe is the perfect example of the 1:1 rule, using the same amount of chicken or veggie both as rice, and a ten minute natural release. It also shows how you can customize the basic formula with other flavors and textures to create something more than just rice, in this case, classic Greek ingredients.
If you’ve never had paneer before, here is the perfect opportunity to discover something new and wonderful. It’s actually a type of cheese from India, but you could substitute extra firm tofu if you can’t track any down. Don’t be scared of the ghee ingredient, either: it’s just clarified butter which you can buy or make yourself, or just use regular butter. Vegans can make this recipe friendly by using oil instead of ghee.
Arroz con Tres Leches (Mexican Three-Milk Rice Pudding)
By: Everyday Mexican Instant Pot Cookbook by Leslie Limon
There’s more to rice than just rice, as you’ll see when you try this sweet and creamy rice pudding with a Mexican twist. Enjoy it hot or cold, as a snack or dessert, or just because you love yourself and want a special treat.
If ever there was a reason to get an Ace Blender, it has to be the assortment of different nut and grain milks you can make with it. It comes with a special Rice Milk program dedicated to creating this fantastic drink. Ah rice, is there anything you can’t do?
In the curry spectrum, red lands in the middle of the spiciness scale, hotter than yellow but not as hot as green. But it’s not about the heat as much as it’s about the flavor, and this dish is packed with all sorts of flavor for a nice bed of rice to soak up and become even more perfect than perfect.
You may need to do some work to track down the ingredients for this one, but you have to trust us when we say it is soooooo worth it! It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is the ultimate rib cooker, and there is arguably no better rib dish than a Korean short rib creation. You can thank us later.