Here are a few base recipes to get you started on your Instant Pot journey.

Beef Stew Recipe

Base Beef Stew

Course Main Course
Cuisine British

Equipment

  • Duo Crisp + Air Fryer
  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp oil or butter
  • 500 g stewing steak chopped lamb neck/shoulder/leg
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 4 potatoes chopped
  • 200 g mushrooms chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 beef stock cube/pot plus 650ml water
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Set pan to SAUTE with oil in inner pot.
  • Add the meat to seal in the oil stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients. Set to STEW for 35 mins. NPR at the end of cooking.
Keyword Base Recipes, beef, Instant Pot
Curry Recipe

Base Curry

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Oriental

Equipment

  • Duo Crisp + Air Fryer
  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tbsp curry paste
  • Meat/fish/ veg/ pulses
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 veg stock cube
  • 200 ml water
  • 160 ml tin coconut cream
  • Salt

Instructions
 

  • Set pot to SAUTE with oil in inner pot.
  • Add onion. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add all other ingredients except coconut cream and salt.
  • Set to PRESSURE for 3 mins if cooked pulses or vegetables only – QPR at the end of cooking.
  • Set to PRESSURE for 2/3 mins for fish – QPR at the end of cooking.
  • Set to PRESSURE for 7 mins for chicken fillets, or STEW for beef of lamb chunks. Always NPR after cooking meat.
  • Stir in coconut cream and check seasoning. Add salt if required.
Keyword Base Recipes, Instant Pot
base soup

Base Soup

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine British, Modern

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 2 stick celery chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 600 ml stock or water and stock cube
  • ADD MAIN INGREDIENTS e.g. vegetables pulses, meat

Instructions
 

  • Set pot to SAUTE with oil in inner pot.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Add MAIN INGREDIENTS and stock.
  • Timings vary according to size and density of ingredients.
  • However, if you use the SOUP setting (30 mins high pressure) the worst that can happen is slightly overcooked vegetables.
  • I would suggest veggie soups need only minutes. Meat-based will need longer.

Notes

Can use soup or pressure cook
Keyword Base Recipes, Instant Pot

Base Porridge

Course Breakfast
Cuisine British

Equipment

  • Instant Pot Multi Pressure Cooker

Ingredients
  

  • 100 g oats
  • 450 ml milk of your choice
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions
 

  • Always cook pot-in-pot. It works better and means things are easier to clean after too!
  • Place 500ml water in the base of the inner pot.
  • Put the trivet into the pot.
  • Pop the pot with all ingredients on top of the trivet.
  • Set to PRESSURE 10 mins
  • QPR at the end of cooking. Can use delayed setting.

Notes

For even better porridge leave the ingredients in the pot overnight to start on delayed start first thing.
Keyword Base Recipes, Instant Pot, vegetarian

Base Basmati Rice