15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016

Our 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes & Instant Pot Recipes of 2016! Handpicked based on feedback & reviews from Electric Pressure Cooker users.

Many pressure cooker users often asked us “What are your favorite Pressure Cooker Recipes?” or “What are the Best Instant Pot Recipes I need to try from your site?”

Great question! But such a tough one to answer!!

All Pressure Cooker Recipes we developed are our babies crafted with blood & sweat…not even exaggerating!

How can we pick favorites? It’s like picking a favorite child. hehe~

After 2 months of collecting & reading our dear readers’ feedback and reviews, here are the 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes on our site from 2016!!

Ok! We did put our totally unbiased personal opinions into considerations too. 😛

We’re truly overwhelmed with your love & ongoing support. Thank you!

Here are our 15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016!


*You can jump directly to specific Pressure Cooker Recipes by clicking on the links below.

#1. Must Try:
Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

#2. Overwhelming Rave Reviews:
Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

#3. Readers’ Favorite:
Easy Instant Pot Chili

#4. Irresistibly Delicious:
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

#5. Ultimate Comfort:
Instant Pot Beef Stew

#6. Italians-Approved:
Pressure Cooker Meatballs in Easy Tomato Sauce

#7. Ultimate Indulgence:
Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

#8. Favorite Dessert:
Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

#9. Favorite Soup:
Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

#10. Favorite One Pot Meal:
One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

#11. Newbies’ Favorite:
BBQ Instant Pot Ribs

#12. Favorite Pot-in-Pot:
Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

#13. Favorite Chinese Recipe:
Pressure Cooker Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork)

#14. Favorite Comfort Food:
Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

#15. Favorite Feel Good Food:
Instant Pot Chicken Congee

15 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes of 2016


#1. Must Try: Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“Ahhhh mazING!!!! We have never tasted these flavor profiles before and I just couldn’t get it in my mouth fast enough. As we were eating this, I told my husband your story and we had a conversation fantasizing what it would be like there. Thank you. You both are now my favorite chefs. You just bumped Gordon Ramsey out of first place.”Amanda S.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry

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“Wow it was so good!! My BF and I had amazing curry in Nikko Japan and this recipe is an replicate of it. Thank you so much ?” – Soo Young M.

“Just made this the other night. I have to say it came out incredible! The caramelized onion puree is genius! What a great technique…What a great recipe. Thanks for this one a definite keeper.”William R.


#2. Overwhelming Rave Reviews: Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“This was my second ever instant pot dish. OMG!!! This was so delicious and I will definitely make it again. I have never liked pot roast (made by anyone using any method), but have always wanted to. I LOVE this pot roast!!”Shannon H.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pot Roast Recipe

“OMG! This may be the BEST thing I have ever eaten! Followed directions exactly, it was fantastic!!”Connie P.

“I had avoided a roast for a while because of the hit or miss reviews. Finally made this recipe last week and it was hands down the very best and most flavorful roast I have ever made.”Leslie P.

“We just enjoyed the Best Pot Roast ever! I think we were finished eating in under 5 minutes, we devoured it! 😀 Our Molly Manners that we learned as children went right out the window 😉 Thank you for a Wonderful recipe!”Suzy SK.


#3. Readers’ Favorite: Easy Instant Pot Chili 

Reviews from Dear Readers:

“I made your chili recipe tonight. Holy wow! That was the best chili I have ever made. So much flavour. Thank you for creating such an easy and delicious weeknight meal.”Kristyn S.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Chili Recipe

 

“We made this chili last night and it was honestly the best chili we’ve EVER had!!” – Peggy S.

“Made this for dinner on this cold snowy day and it was AMAZING! I didn’t have fish sauce so I omitted it…My kids said it was the best chili I’ve ever made! We’ll definitely make this one again!”Shonda S.

“This was amazing! I always thought I had chili down pat but I decided to try it in the instant pot. And thank you, this truly brought chili to a whole new level for us. What an incredibly easy weeknight dish. Heated up the next day is even better! Your recipes have been my go to since I basically day one of instant pot ownership”Fleetwater


#4. Irresistibly Delicious: Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork 

“Another homerun!!!! WOW sooooo good!!!!…My hub wanted seconds and he NEVER wants seconds :D”Susan K.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe

“Made this yesterday, & find this one of the most helpful IP websites–LOVE it, & have many of their recipes on my to-do list. This pulled pork was excellent, & easy…FIL ate two helpings, & raved about it. MIL still just pissed that I’m a better cook than she.”Amy W.

“From the dry rub to the sauce this recipe makes wonderful tasting pork. The sauce is awesome when you reduce it after getting the meat out of the pot and defatting the liquid. I would put that sauce on everything; eggs, meatloaf, French fries, pizza…I’m telling ya it’s that good!”Dave P.


#5. Ultimate Comfort: Instant Pot Beef Stew

“Dinner-bowl of perfection-Jacky Amy’s Beef Stew. This is honestly the best beef stew recipe. Soooooo GOOD! Usually a recipe needs to be tweaked/adjusted but not this one. Came out perfectly. The timing to cook the veggies & meat are perfect! How did you do that?!! Proof-my picky eater husband cleaned his bowl! ?”Florence C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Beef Stew Recipe

“I made this beef stew recipe tonight. It was amazing. This is my first stew in my Instant Pot. I have finally found a way to make tender beef stew. I made the recipe exactly as written using beef chuck roast per the recipe. Great browning tips are in the recipe. Jacky and Amy are the husband and wife team who share these recipes and are pressure cooker scientists. I love that they are into the theory behind prep and cooking for pressure cookers. I highly recommend this recipe and their site.”Keith D.

“The beef stew came out AMAZING!!!! So excited!!! Meat is falling apart as I bite! So delicious! Best flavor and the MEAT! So tender! Having a hard time not going back for thirds!”Amy B.

“Made this for dinner (snuck some for lunch…) and I cannot WAIT for my husband to taste it! Thanks for another winner!”Caitlin C.

“Not only did hubby eat two bowls, he made sure he licked it clean! I think that’s a sign for me to keep this electric pressure cooker recipe!  Thank you”Yvonne W.


#6. Italians-Approved: Pressure Cooker Meatballs in Easy Tomato Sauce

“Thanks so much – I have been trying for 20 years to find a recipe for spaghetti and meatballs he likes as much as his mother’s! This was a hit! Thanks so much – I may now be able to be an honorary Italian.”Valerie

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Meatballs Recipe

“I made your meatballs in tomato sauce in the instant pot and it was amazing. Meatballs were tender. The sauce was delicious, my husband was amazed that with so few ingredients the sauce was so delicious. Love your site.” – Miriam

“The meatballs are so good and the sauce was great. The whole recipe is very easy and fast to make. I will be making this again for sure Anne-Mette M.


#7. Ultimate Indulgence: Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese 

“So for about the last 4 years or so I have been searching for the PERFECT homemade Mac n cheese dish. I’ve tried sooo many recipes and nothing would come out right. Mind you, I am really good cook, so there is no way I screwed up over 15 recipes. They were either too dry, not enough cheese, too much cheese, no flavor, too casserole like, always something. Then. One glorious day, I purchased my precious Instant Pot. Not knowing at that time it would hold the key to my hearts desires…I said to myself, “Self, just do it. Try it. What one more heartbreak if it doesn’t work.” Behold dear friends, it finally happened. I found the PERFECT Mac n Cheese. Creamy, flavorful, cheesy, thick. Perfection. My heart is whole this evening.”Stephanie G.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

“It was insanely delish! My son just tasted this and said, OMG. THIS IS INSANE!” – Ilene P.


#8. Favorite Dessert: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake #17

“Nothing better or more wow than this easy cheesecake!” – Carv W.

“Best cheesecake ever!! Doesn’t even need toppings! So creamy! A little on the rich side.”Dezi H.

“I’ve tried SEVERAL of the recipes available and this is the best I have found to date!!!!”Leah. L.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot New York Cheesecake Recipe

“I made my first cheesecake! I don’t know why I waited so long to try making one. It was so easy! It was amazing! Best I’ve ever had :)”Shannon C.

“Recipe followed to a t! Today I made my second one! The BEST! Thank you guys!”Christina S.

“First cheesecake EVER. It was perfect…and now it’s gone :)”Heidi W.


#9. Favorite Soup: Creamy Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup

“This soup is the bomb!!! Seriously not a soup kinda gal but this was amazing, but then again so is all of their foods :)”Amanda S.

“This is my favorite soup! I’m so happy 🙂 🙂 🙂 It’s awesome. And way lower in carbs than a regular potato soup.”Lea C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Cauliflower Potato Soup Recipe

“We all loved the soup! Yes I added the fish sauce. With the saltiness of that, the soup didn’t need seasoning adjusted at the end. It was just perfect. I left out the cheese because it was a rich tasting, flavourful soup without. We much prefer this recipe to the typical cauliflower soup recipes with cheese – way more flavour.”Linda

“ANOTHER winner from Jacky and Amy.. I followed directions to the letter… used all the optional ingredients.. it is delicious! Thank you”Lucy

“Looking for a way to sneak in a few more veggies in your kiddos…this was a serious hit and no one knew there was cauliflower in it! All kiddos asked for seconds! #momwin”Leslie L.


#10. Favorite One Pot Meal: One Pot Pressure Cooker Pasta Bolognese

“I became an Instant Pot believer! I hate cooking. Absolutely hate it. I hate how long it takes to shop for food, cook the food, and cleanup. However, I jumped on the Black Friday deal and decided to give it a shot. Tried this recipe out. Wow! Just wow! Best pasta my wife and I have ever made at home. Restaurant quality for sure. Everything was cooked perfectly and nothing was overcooked as I expected it to be.”Kiko

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pasta Bolognese Recipe

“Amazing! I’m new to the Instant Pot, had a hard day and needed easy. I had a pack of beef mince, an onion, a clove of garlic and some stock so thought this would be great. Great flavours, so quick and just incredible that the pot did the work. My husband is Italian and went for seconds so all good in my house?”Ali B.

“I love your site so much! I opened my instant pot 1 week ago and this is the 4th recipe I’ve made from your site! I don’t usually enjoy cooking but my instant pot plus your recipes have made me enjoy it so much more! I’m also Cantonese and the flavors for your recipes are a hit with me and my family! This pasta bolognese recipe is my favorite so far.”Erica

“So far this is my favorite recipe…Thank you!!!! My favorite site!!!!”AK


#11. Newbies’ Favorite: BBQ Instant Pot Ribs 

“OMG!!! Made this tonight and THESE.ARE.THE.BEST.RIBS. I’ve EVER HAD!! They were so moist and tender and practically falling off the bone tender! I added 2 mins. to 25 mins. and they were perfect!”Helena G.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Ribs Recipe

“I just moved to the “I think I love you” phase of IP ownership with this simple recipe…I followed the directions on the video. My family LOVES these ribs and they are falling off the bone from refrigerator to table in about 45 minutes… Super easy!”Marnie B.

“Okay I’m sold! I let my instant pot sit because I was so intimated to use it. But now I love it! Just made these ribs and the boys devoured them”Madison D.

“OMG!! Best baby back ribs ever and cooked in the Instant Pot. Absolutely EASY & PERFECT! This recipe is a keeper :)”Debbie L.


#12. Favorite Pot-in-Pot: Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice

“I wanted to tell you, “thank you so much” for this recipe! I lived in Japan for 9 years and I miss so much about it… especially the food! While I’ve perfected Japanese sticky rice in my rice cooker, I could never quite get the flavor right from any of the teriyaki recipes that I tried… until now!! Plus I LOVE that I can make it all in one pot now! You are a genius!! This is now a family favorite, and I am looking forward to trying out all of your recipes! Blessings!”Nikki

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Recipe

“Hi Amy & Jacky, Just made the Teriyaki Chicken and Rice recipe and it was incredible! I usually don’t like chicken thighs, but decided to follow as close as possible…Decided not to do the optional oven, and the recipe was awesome, chicken was so tender. Love this recipe, cant wait to make again. This is the best recipe I have made so far with my Instant pot.”Jill

“I have to admit I put it off for a week because I was intimated to try the recipe. So silly of me. Because it was fast, easy and came out PERFECT!”Nicole H.

“I made this today and it was delicious. For those who are put off by having to finish in the oven, I’ll say that I’ve tried making baked teriyaki chicken in the past, and the results from this method are much better because the chicken cooks perfectly in the marinade to absorb more flavor.”Shannon J.


#13. Favorite Chinese Recipe: Pressure Cooker Char Siu (Chinese BBQ Pork) 

“So this turned out to be amazing. My husband loved it and even said that it’s better than his mom’s char siu (and that is saying a lot bc she’s and amazing cook). I did it for 20 min to make sire it was cooked since it was bone-in and used the upper end of the oven time. So good!”Bo F.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Char Siu Chinese BBQ Pork Recipe

“I’m so proud of myself ^_^ My first attempt at Chinese food came out soooo good! We are the biggest Chinese food fans but I never had the courage. A million thanks for this awesome recipe!!”Dolores L.

“Wow I didn’t think it would be that easy! Marinated the pork overnight and the moist juicy meat came out full of flavours. Absolutely delicious and my whole family loved it.”Olivia L.

“I just made it this for lunch today and was blown away! It tastes just like what I can get from the restaurants.”Coral


#14. Favorite Comfort Food: Instant Pot Pork Chops in HK Tomato Sauce

“The authentic Hong Kong style tomato sauce pork chop on rice! Super delicious, just like those form the cafes in HK Thank you! My daughter and husband love it!”Annie C.

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Pork Chops with HK Tomato Sauce Recipe

“I made this last night and it was awesome!!! It’s even better than some of the restaurant I’ve tried before! My hubby and I both enjoyed it (he’s not even a fan of Asian flavors!)”Joi T.

“I made this for dinner last week, and it was a hit with the family! Thank you so much for this blog and recreating all the comfort food from my youth, but now so much easier to cook in the Instant pot!”Junie


#15. Favorite Feel Good Food: Instant Pot Chicken Congee

“This congee was absolutely perfect! In Hawaii we call it jook and this would be my go to soup when I was sick. It’s difficult to find this porridge where I live these days so you can only imagine the tears of joy streaming down my face when I put that first velvety smooth spoonful in my mouth. : )”Wendy

Best Pressure Cooker Recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Congee Recipe

“OMG this was SOOOO delicious…My boyfriend and I both have the cold but now I feel FORTIFIED. This tastes like restaurant congee!!!!! Thank you so much ?”Jess

“This morning I made the chicken congee just as good would say better than the one I had in Asia.” – Michel


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  1. Do you have a cookbook? I’ve checked the ratings of some books out there, and they don’t seem all that great. But, I have tried a few of your recipes and they have come out alright. I wonder if you have a book, or other published work that I can buy so that I have it in my kitchen and I don’t have to connect every time I’m making them. You can take this as a personal message, if you want. Thanks.

    1. Hi Eva,

      thank you for your kind words and question 🙂

      We have delayed the idea of a cookbook due to family’s member health issue.

      Have a great weekend ahead!
      Jacky

  2. Amy
    did your recipe beef and broccoli tonight. took your suggestions reference the cut of beef and it turn out great. meat was tender. made some substitutions instead of American broccoli (andyboy) is used Chinese broccoli. I find Chinese broccoli more tender and sweeter than the American broccoli. Also instead of rice, I used fresh egg noodle. the egg noodle was not prepared in the IP but was sauted in a fry pan until crispy. thank you for your recipe .
    Howard

  3. Love your recipes and your very thorough step by step method. So clear and easy to follow.
    Would you like a further challenge? How about a recipe for Jamaican oxtail?

  4. Hello Amy and Jacky! Your recipes have made me fall in love with my Instant Pot. I believe every recipe I’ve made from your site has been a success! I mean, you guys really offer tried and true recipes! Thank you for offering such a wide range of meals, too. Because of you, it has been so easy for me to come home and make quick, but healthy and delicious meals for my family! Have a wonderful New Year!

    1. Hello Anna,
      Thank you so much for your kind & sweet words. 🙂 It makes us really happy knowing you’re enjoying your Instant Pot so much!
      We’ll definitely work harder to create more yummy recipes this year. Stay tune 🙂
      Wish you & your family an amazing year full of blessings & joy!
      Take care,
      Amy

  5. Hello again and Merry Christmas.
    Would you know of an online Chinese site where we could buy Chinese food products in Canada?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Dawnelle,

      All of these recipes are designed for the Instant Pot. If the recipe includes an oven step, it is usually an optional step 🙂

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  6. These are ALL great looking recipes but the three that caught my eye the most are the Japanese Pressure Cooker Beef Curry, Umami Pressure Cooker Pot Roast and the Loaded Instant Pot Mac and Cheese. My family would devour these dishes ~ quick! Great blog, bookmarked & shared!

  7. Another amazing recipe by you two! I managed to get 22 meatballs. Mine may have been closer to golf ball size, but worked out great for my family of 5. Our meat is very lean, so very little loss in volume. Some ate meatball subs, some spaghetti. My husband said “Bacon is good by itself, so there’s no need to add it to anything else. But in this case, the bacon really makes the meatballs.” We had a showdown for the last couple of balls. I won 🙂 I will admit I omitted the onions. I figured that was the best way to eliminate negative comments from the kids. We will totally be making these again and freezing some of them.

    Question: When we make them to freeze them, should I freeze them uncooked? Freeze them after browning in the oven? Freeze after pressure cooking in the tomato sauce?

    1. So happy to hear from you again Tracy!

      Sounds like your family had a lot of fun 🙂 Thank you so much for your kind words.

      Both ways will work.

      The meatballs can be fully cooked first prior to freezing. Reheat in the tomato sauce when ready to eat. (This is faster, but will come out drier)

      or you can freeze the uncooked meatballs (without browning) and pressure cook them when ready to eat.

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  8. That recipes were really really delicious! Thank you!! I made those with one of the pressure cooker that i bought.

  9. I love your recipes. I have found that the Instant Pot is like having an extra chef in the kitchen. I can put a meal in it, go out and work in the yard, go visit my mom, pickup the kids from school and not worry because it will switch over to keep warm.
    I also use it when making my homemade tamales. I found I can steam approximately 2 dozen in it for 20 to 25 minutes instead of the 2 hours I normally need in my large roaster. Do you have an Asian recipe for tamales?

    1. Hi Cammy,

      thank you for your kind words and comment 🙂

      Instant Pot does makes life a little easier.

      Tamales is on our long to-make list. Too much food to make and too little time hehe!

      Take care & have fun cooking
      Jacky

  10. You two have been a lot of help for me with the pressure cooker! I have another one I hope you can help me with I have this recipe that I’ve made for years but in the oven and I would like to do it in PC to save on the 4 hours I cook in the oven.. it’s called meat and gravy, it’s 2lbs of stew meat cut up in to smaller cubes, 1 can each of cream of mushroom, chicken and celery and a pkg of Lipton onion soup mix and I usually bake 3 to 4 hours at 250′, thank you so much…

    1. Hi Tammy,

      thank you for sharing the result on the Ham shank 🙂

      For this recipe, I would brown the stew meat as a whole piece (for 5 minutes per side ) before cutting them into smaller cubes.

      The resulting dish will be different from oven as PC is a moist heat environment. Since we are treating this as a one pot meal, the celery will be a bit mushy.

      So after browning the stew meat, I would deglaze the bottom of the pot by scrubbing off the flavorful brown bits with a wooden spoon with 1/2 cup of unsalted chicken stock. Cut the stew meat into smaller cubes and place them back in the pressure cooker.

      Add in chicken drumsticks and celery. Pour in another 1/2 cup of unsalted chicken stock.

      Layer the onion soup mix and the can of cream of mushroom and chicken on top of the beef stew cubes. Do NOT mix them in as the pressure cooker may not be able to get up to pressure if the liquid is too thick.

      Pressure cook at High Pressure for 12 minutes + 10 minutes Natural Release.

      Open the lid, stir them all together.
      Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper 🙂

      Have fun cooking and let us know the result!

      You can probably add in the can of soups after pressure cooking to save some cooking time as the get up to pressure time will be a lot shorter. Just add them (set aside the beef cubes to avoid overcooking) in after pressure cooking and bring the mixture back to a boil on saute.

      Take care
      Jacky

  11. Thanx!! Amy & Jacky, for the ham shank ideas, I cooked it in the 6 cups of water for 90 minutes, checked it did another 25 minutes, took it out most of the ham was done but the inner part of the ham was still a little tough so I put that piece back in PC for another 15 minutes and it was perfect! Next time I will cut some of the precooked ham off so it will cook better..

  12. Hi Amy and Jacky, just wanted to tell you guys what an amazing talent and collection of recipes you guys have. I am a TOTAL DISASTER in the kitchen and as such have never enjoyed cooking. Unfortunately my husband and I have an appreciation for fine foods and are notorious for having extremely picky palates! As you can imagine, eating out has become quite costly. After reading all the rave reviews about your recipes from the FB Instant group, I decided to give cooking another go, after a very LONG hiatus. Anyhow, I first gave one of your recipes (pot roast!) a try. And we BOTH loved it. I have since made it a few more times. I also made the chili (my husband considers himself a chili connoisseur and his favorite recipe is extremely labor intensive and takes at least 4 hours and a TON of ingredients) and it trumped any other chili we’ve ever had! I of course have many more on the list (chicken teriyaki tonight!) to try. My husband is now so impressed. You guys have given me the confidence to get back in the kitchen and to actually enjoy cooking. I’ve even since tried other non-PC recipes that have been a hit. Thank you so much for sharing your passions and expertise. I know you guys’ niche is the PC, but if you have any non-PC recipes, please do share them as well!

    1. Hi Krystle,

      thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

      We are so happy to hear that you have regained the confidence to get back into the kitchen!!

      We will be looking forward to see what you make next 🙂

      Take care & Enjoy Cooking
      Jacky

  13. I have a 10 quart electric pressure cooker and I would like to try a ham shank it weighs about 9.64 lbs and I usually cook in oven in water till it falls apart with a fork. I was wondering if u could tell me what I have to do to get the ham the same as when it comes out of oven. Thank you so much for the tips on the pinto beans that I made into re fried beans they were awesome…

    1. Hi Tammy,

      It’s great to hear from you again 🙂

      9.64 lbs ham hock is quite huge! The skin will not come out crispy like in the oven.

      I have tried a 2 lbs ham hock and it was fork tender in 50 minutes.

      For 9.64 lbs, I will try to cook it in 6 cups of unsalted chicken stock for 1 hour and 45 minutes.

      Check and see if it is fork tender. If it is still not done, close the lid and cook for another 30 minutes.

      Let us know how it goes!

      Take care & have fun cooking!
      Jacky

  14. Hi Amy & Jacky,
    Thank you for all your great recipes. I am looking forward to trying some, especially the Congee, which I really enjoy, … having made it in the past.

    I have ordered a “Midea Chinese electric pressure cooker & multi pot” (5 litre size) from Amazon. It actually has a button on it for Congee. It will be arriving this Friday, can’t wait!
    I realize that your recipes are for the ” Instant Pot”. Unfortunately the recipe booklet that comes with the “Midea” pressure cooker is written in Chinese, & I don’t read or speak Chinese. However I’m hoping that I can somehow figure out how to convert your recipes to this particular pressure cooker model?? It has a good reputation.
    I am new to pressure cooking, so I may have to end up buying an ” Instant Pot” afterall, which isn’t that big a deal, but I really want to make this pressure cooker work out for me.

    Thanks again & have a great day. ☺

    ps I was wondering if you have ever heard of this pressure cooker name before?

    1. Hi Helen,

      thank you so much for your comment and question 🙂

      Midea is one of the largest pressure cooker manufacturers. Instant Pots are actually manufactured in their factory.

      I am sure the pressure cooker you bought will work almost the same way as the Instant Pot. So no converting is necessary.

      If they have an On Demand Cooking button, you can use that as the manual button.

      Take care and have fun cooking 🙂
      Jacky

  15. Chicken congee was delicious and full of yummy flavor. I made it two days in a row. The first batch I made for my parents, but after having a small bowl of it my daughter insisted I make some for her as well so she can take it to her dorm. This was my first foray into IP cooking and cannot be more pleased.

    1. Hi Jenny,

      thank you for your review on the chicken congee 🙂
      Congrats on your new IP. I am so happy to hear your first dish was a success!

      Take Care & Have Fun Cooking!
      Jacky

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