plug in for dinner (+multi-cooker brown rice)

A gentle reminder to bust out your favorite electrified appliances to help you get dinner on the table! Everyone’s loving on InstantPots right now, but your slow cookers make great stews (like this one) and can bake potatoes for you while you tend to your busy day.

If you are diving into using your gifted multi-cookers don’t forget that they are great for making components that you can use throughout the week.  Some even automate the depressurizing step which means you can set it and walk away without fearing mush.


How to cook brown rice in your multi-cooker:
Add 2 cups rice and 2 ½ cups water to your pot. Set to rice setting or 7.5 psi setting manually for 20 minutes. Let pressure release naturally for 10 minutes and then release remaining pressure by opening valve or pulsing. Makes approximately 4 cooked cups.

(Please check your manual for recommended minimum and maximum volumes.)

Use your brown rice for burrito night, to add a grain to your morning scramble, for rice and bean bowls, or to make a stir fry later in the week. Not sure if you can use 4 cups of rice in a few days time? Use an ice cream scooper to portion out cooled rice onto a sheet pan. Freeze for 4-6 hours before transferring to freezer proof bag or container. Thaw individual portions as you need them.

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