Tuesday, November 19, 2013

T for Tuesday-Risotto recipe-cheap heating

I treated myself to a birthday present I thought would benefit everyone in the house, bought myself an electric Pressure Cooker. The regular ones scare the heebeegeebees out of me. My friend used it the other weekend when we went to stay with them and I was sold. Two days later I went to our local Spotlight store which is similar to JoAnns or Hobby lobby but way way smaller and lo and behold they had one on sale for $75, I snapped it up. They also had a convection oven which I have dreamed of owning but was too expensive, on sale for $85 so I snapped that up too lol. 

So my friend made risotto in the pressure cooker and it took 6 minutes. That's what sold me, now that I am working shift work and full time I need to be able to make nutritious and quick meals. 

So here is my risotto in my favourite cooking implement with my cup of tea, a must have when I am cooking-this flavour is Rooibos which doesn't have any tannin in it.

Linking up with Bluebeard and Elizabeth's T for Tuesdays Meme

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Risotto recipe:
2 cups arborio rice (the cup that comes with the cooker)
5 cups water (same cup from cooker)
2 stalks shallots
200 grams diced bacon 
1 small carrot diced (or frozen)
100 grams frozen peas
1 leek diced
3 cloves of garlic crushed
50 grams butter
100 grams grated parmesan cheese
1 sprig of parsley chopped
30mls cream

Switch cooker onto sauté  melt the butter and add the garlic and leek, cook, stirring occasionally. Add bacon, carrot and peas, stir. add rest of ingredients. I also add some chicken stock (powdered) to your taste, the first time I cooked this I forgot to add the seasoning but it didn't really matter, the parmesan cheese seems to be enough. Stir all the ingredients until mixed. Shut the pressure cooker lid as per instructions, if yours has a minute timer put it to 8 minutes, my Kambrook one doesn't have minutes it has numbers so I chose 4. When it turns off, switch it off at the wall and wait 10 minutes then release the steam, open the lid very carefully. 
The first time  I gave myself a fright and almost burnt myself from the steam, so use an oven mitt to turn the knob to release the heat and open the lid. Enjoy and tell me how yours turned and what ingredients you used.


Maxine D said...

Sounds a yummy recipe and this is the first time I have heard of an electric pressure cooker! I used to have a conventional one and used it quite a bit until the seal 'died'.

Denise Price said...

Wow, that us super-fast! I imagine you'll be cooking up a storm. :) Enjoy your Tuesday.

Krisha said...

That recipe sounds divine! Love anything I can put in ONE pot!
Happy T-day

voodoo vixen said...

Oh my, now that really does reduce the cooking time of rissotto which is ideal if you have a busy work schedule... never heard of a pressure cooker you can plug in... methinks a trip to Spotlight is in order! LOL

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Finally! A post that doesn't have anything sweet in it. Unless you call cream "sweet."

I have never owned a pressure cooker and never even considered one. Sounds perfect for quick, easy meals. I adore the concept, too.

I'm so glad you joined T today. I learned a LOT about pressure cookers and loved the tea, too.

dawn said...

How awesome that you got both items on sale, must have been your lucky day. I love anything that can cook quickly and still taste good. My crock pot is what makes me happy, love putting dinner in there and letting it cook on low all day. The house smells good too and by dinner I'm ready to dig into it.
Your recipe sounds YUMMY!!
Thanks for sharing and Happy T Day!

~*~Patty S said...

Very interesting that they make an electric pressure cooker and how nice for you to get a good price on one...
Your Risotto sounds tasty!
Happy T Day to you...

Dianne said...

wow, that really is a fast meal and it sounds delicious! Pressure cookers have always kind of scared me too but you seemed to have found the solution...happy Tuesday and happy cooking!

Halle said...

I've never heard of an electric pressure cooker. My mom and I had ours blow up on the stove when I was a young teen. Luckily no one got hurt. A piece of barley plugged the vent...I remember running to the kitchen and there was soup everywhere and meat hanging from the ceiling. Never forgot that moment for the rest of my life. It was so crazy that we both stood there and laughed.
Happy Tuesday!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I've never used a pressure cooker, but your recipe sounds delicious and it is nice to be able to make healthy meals quickly. Happy T Tuesday!

Rita said...

I've never used a pressure cooker, either. They have always kind of scared me. The risotto looks delicious, though!! :) Late happy T-Day! :)