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Hi Guys, today I’m reviewing the Instant Pot Duo Mini. LINK to Instant Pot Mini: http://amzn.to/2yYTlfs RICE FUNCTION VIDEO: https://youtu.be/KmGNmDuIXbY This is the smallest Instant Pot at 3 Quarts. There are 6 and 8 Quart versions. I have reviewed the 6 quart version and a link to that review is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6-6nnbLJmM . This 3 quart measures 11.4 inches wide and 11.2 inches tall. It weighs 8.6lbs. The cord is almost 24 inches long. It’s got two handles so it’s easier for carrying.
RECIPE for similar chicken curry with instructions, just add enough water for Instant Pot:
The user manual is very detailed, there are cooking times and water quantity listed. The recipe book with recipes for soup, chili, rice, vegetables, meat, fish, oats and dessert. For Creme Brulee, you can use ramekins and put them in a steam basket. Any oven proof dish can be used in this unit.
To test the Instant Pot, First I’ll cook rice. When cooking rice, measure the rice and water using the same cup whether it’s your own or the included one. I’ve measured 2 cup of rice that has been washed and soaked in water for 15 minutes. I drained the rice, I’m adding 3 cups of cold water. This is the exact recipe from the recipe book for basmati rice which is a long grain rice. Close the lid and lock. Press pressure cook and set 4 minutes. When the time has counted down, use the natural pressure release method which should take 10 minutes. I’ll time it.
Now I’ll make a chicken curry. This is a whole chicken cut up and marinated. Press sautee and I’ll choose normal for regular browning, you’ll see hot displayed after a few minutes. Add vegetable oil, cumin seeds, chopped onions, garlic, ginger and green chiles. Turmeric, chili powder, garam masala. Now chopped tomatoes. The tomatoes are soft, now we’ll add the chicken, salt and mix really well. I’ll add water just until it covers the chicken, about 2 cups. It is recommended to add at least 1 cup of water or other liquid so there’s enough steam to cook under pressure.That’s what I would do with a stove-top pressure cooker. Put the lid on. Press Pressure cook and set to 10 minutes. Use quick pressure release. If you want the curry thicker, press the saute button and leave the lid off until the liquid reduces. Add some chopped cilantro and you’ve got curry in 20 minutes.
When using the saute function, don’t put the lid on. You can however, use a glass lid with a venting hole.
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