10 Takeout Favorites You Can Make in Your Instant Pot
Better than takeout.
Takeout is great, but consider how much money you'd save cooking them at home. Add Instant Pot to the equation and we're talking about adding quick and easy to the plus side of making restaurant-worthy meals for friends and family with very little fuss. (Plus, you get to control all the ingredients.) Here are a 10 great recipes to help prove the tasty theory that homemade is best.
This Vietnamese noodle soup is beloved for its deeply flavored, yet light and aromatic broth. This preparation infuses steamy bowls of head cold-bashing soup with fragrant star anise, ginger, cinnamon and a hint of fish sauce.
The taco truck can't touch this succulent, boldly flavored pork! "Use it to make tacos, burritos, chimichangas, tostadas, quesadillas, sopes, or even tamales," says bd.weld.
"A Japanese-inspired take on traditional chicken noodle soup," says JoDee Phillips. "Full of fresh ingredients and delicious flavor!" Bobby Robinette raves, "This was my first Instant Pot Soup and it turned out great."
"This sumptuous restaurant-worthy recipe is a perfect use of the Instant Pot," says Diana. "The Thai red curry can be as mild or spicy as you'd like. Chock-full of vegetables and so aromatic."
Talk about an excuse to stay in and get cozy, this mildly spicy dish is going to take the chill off in a cook time that's less than 30 minutes. Yes, there's a yogurt-based marinade involved, but it's easy to put together the night before and get the chicken tucked in for a good, long soak. Basmati rice cooks in the Instant Pot in just six minutes.
Hello, Taco Tuesday! This succulent pork is begging to be tucked into a tortilla, a sprinkle of cojita cheese on top. Add a helping of Charro Beans and you've got a feast that goes on for days.
"Crispy, tender, and flavorful, this sweet and sour chicken is made in less than 30 minutes in your Instant Pot®," says Fioa. "Serve over rice for a quick and easy midweek dinner."
"This rich, creamy coconut-curry dish comes together quickly in an Instant Pot®," says Helene Choi. "Customize the taste by using more or less curry powder and sugar. Delicious over jasmine or basmati rice!"
"A wonderful and easy midweek dinner option," says Fioa. "Simple and absolutely irresistible chicken tikka masala made in the Instant Pot® with all the flavors of garam masala and turmeric."
"Sweet and sour pork is a traditional and delicious Chinese dish," says recipe creator lutzflcat. "There's no need for takeout when you can make it with very little effort at home."
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