Saturday, 14 March 2020

An investment

What is the investment we have made? This:
An electric pressure/slow/rice cooker/steamer. Yes, I know I have a normal pressure cooker but it scares me to death every time I use it. I keep having to wander into the kitchen every few minutes to check its still at pressure.

This particular item has a 75/25% split on good/bad reviews although reading a few of the bad ones, some people haven't a clue about pressure cooking.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that it works well for us. We shall keep the other one in the attic for use in power cuts or other emergencies as it can abe used on a camping cooker.

Anyhow, the first two things I wanted to try were rice pudding:

And mac n cheese:
We didn't have pudding rice, only risotto rice but it was still quite nice, 4/5. I reckon it would have got 5/5 with pudding rice.

The mac n cheese was also slightly different. Due to panic buying of pasta, I couldn't find any macaroni pasta so used something slightly bigger. It should have cooked for an extra minute with hindsight being slightly bigger.

The taste and texture however was fantastic, like something from a high end restaurant - 5/5. Mind you, with cream and loads of cheese, it wasn't surprising.

As we went for the 5 litre, I think all the recipes are designed for 4, so although we ate all the rice pudding as it was all we were having for a meal, we ate only half the mac n cheese and froze the rest.

So far so good!


  1. We bought a similar one (different make) couple of weeks ago, mine doesn't do pressure cooking but does lots of other things, and still cooks quicker than the oven. Am very impressed with it, so far I've done stew, rice pud, soup, pulled pork and sautéed potatoes. Tomorrow will be doing a gammon joint in it, Mon or Tues am planning a chicken, rice and veg all in one dish.

    1. It was after reading your post about one that we looked again at them, so thanks for the heads up.

  2. I love my electric pressure cooker. It feels so much safer to me.

    God bless.

  3. Both meals look delicious! I do love a good rice pudding. I’ve never owned a traditional pressure cooker as my mum’s used to scare me to death!

    1. This one doesn't make a sound at all except when the steam is manually released at the end of cooking.

  4. My daughter bought one that is also an air fryer and gave her old one to me. I haven't used it yet, but I need to get it out and start.

  5. That looks like a very useful addition to your kitchen :-)


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