Are you guys convinced yet that pressure cookers are pretty amazing? Steph’s previous post vegetarian chili and pot roast had me drooling.. if you didn’t catch her pressure cooker roast and chili recipes you need to go check them out! Today I’m going to share a simple yet delicious black bean and rice recipe. Since I received my Power Pressure Cooker XL a few months ago I’ve been playing with different recipes and cooking methods. Many so good and quick! But the function I found myself utilizing the most was the “Rice/Risotto.”
We love rice at our house. It’s simple, saves well, quick and pairs with just about anything. My kids never complain when we have a simple dinner of grilled chicken, rice and veggies. I’ve owned a few rice cookers due to our frequent use of rice, but I have never been as impressed with any rice cooker as I have been with this pressure cooker! It cooks so so fast you guys! I usually have time to cook up a batch of rice scoop it out then steam up some veggies before the meat is even ready. Love it.
But I’m not going to lie- for along time pressure cookers really intimidated me. Horror stories of things exploding and such kindled my anxieties about them. After reading so many good review of the Power Pressure I was determined to give it a go and see what the magic was all about. And you guys- it’s so great!! I’ve never once felt uneasy using it and have had all my meals turn out great.
Above is a picture I took to show you just how the Pressure Cooker works. After prepping your food inside the cooker, you place the lid on and turn towards “close” in the “lock” position. Simple enough. The next step is to turn the valve (up on the top left) to the double circle. This is sealing the cooker so that the pressure can build inside with out being released. Select your cook method and let the cooker do its thing! When it is done and beeps, turn the valve with a utensil to the “steam” and allow the pressure to slowly be released. Then open lid and enjoy! Super simple and safe.
As for today’s recipe, tangy black beans and rice, it was inspired by my everyday life of rice and love of Mexican flavors. Serve as a side dish, burrito bowl, or in burritos. It’s all good!
- 2 C uncooked long-grain rice
- 4 C chicken or veggie broth
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1/4 C Salsa Verde
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp Cumin
- 2 limes juiced
- 1/4 C chopped cilantro
- salt to taste
- Add all ingredients except lime, cilantro and salt to Pressure Cooker and stir.
- Place lid on and secure. Close seal.
- Select Rice/Risotto.
- When done cooking, fluff rice and stir in cilantro, rice and salt.
Tastes great as a side, as a burrito bowl or in burritos! Also tastes great with avocado!