I told you earlier that I got an Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker. I’ve been trying to use it so that I get familiar with it and comfortable to use it with many recipes. There is nothing worse than to have bought a kitchen appliance that you don’t use and it just ends up taking space. I am bound and determined that I won’t let this happen with the Instant Pot so Tuesday when the winter storm rolled in, I dug through the cupboard to find some wild rice. It had been awhile since I made Chicken and Wild Rice soup so I decided to tackle it in the Instant Pot.
This is a “Jo style” recipe….(Loosely translated, that means no real measurements)
I started out with five cups of water. A hand full of white rice and and a box of wild rice. I also put in three chicken breasts that were frozen. I pushed multigrain and added ten more minutes. I didn’t wanted to make sure the chicken would be easily shredded.
While that was cooking I prepared some veggies…onions, carrots, mushrooms and water chestnuts.
Once the timer went off I pulled out the chicken and shredded it. I added chicken bullion, salt, pepper and a little garlic. Then I added the chicken and the veggies into the pot and put the timer to soup.
Each time I shut the steam release and each time I quick released it when the timer when off.
When it was done I mixed up a simple white roux with butter, flour and milk. I added that to soup.
I stirred that in and put the pot on saute. Tasted and added a little more salt and pepper to taste.
Oh my it was yummy.
Hubby isn’t a big soup fan so if I make it thicker almost more like a stew, he doesn’t complain (honestly-he never complains anyway. I just know his preference and try to do things he likes). I’ll have to make a sandwich to go with this but that okay…
I made a big batch and had a bowl for lunch. I’ll have another bowl for supper and in between, the childcare kids were all gone because of the snow day so I got to sew!!!!!!!
Good food and an unexpected afternoon to play, I’d say that’s about perfect.
I am loving my Instant Pot 7-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker more and more every day. I don’t have to worry about being there to watch the pan as it shuts off itself. I love that feature and it’s much needed with childcare happening and with my sewing room being upstairs. I wish I didn’t put off the purchase as long as I did.