Lunch, Dinner

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto
Risotto in less than 15 minutes – too good to be true!? Definitely not when using an IMUSA Pressure Cooker! This classic Italian rice dish is creamy and delicious using butternut squash and Parmesan cheese.

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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 4-6

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Ingredients
  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons
  • Chopped large onion 2-Jan
  • Diced butternut squash (about 8 oz.) 2 cups
  • White wine ½ cup
  • Vegetable stock 2½ cups
  • Arborio rice or short grain rice 1 cup
  • Chopped sage leaves 4
  • Grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup

Preparation
  1. Using the IMUSA pressure cooker, soften onions with olive oil under high heat, for about one minute. Add butternut squash and continue cooking for another minute.
  2. Mix in rice and cook for one minute. Pour wine and allow most of the liquid to evaporate while mixing, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the vegetable stock and sage leaves and mix gently. Allow it to come to a boil and cover the lid. Once the IMUSA pressure cooker builds enough pressure (the orange pressure regulator tab pops up), lower the heat to medium and cook for seven minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and using a wooden spatula, gently press on the pressure control valve (on the center of the lid) to allow all of the pressure to escape until the orange pressure regulator goes back down.
  5. Open the lid and add parmesan cheese and mix well. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Arroz con Pollo Mole (Mole Rice and Chicken)

Arroz con Pollo Mole (Mole Rice and Chicken)
Arroz con pollo is one of the most traditional recipes in Hispanic cuisine. Many of us grew up with the smell of a boiling caldero simmering chicken before being served with some rice. Chef George Duran added a delicious twist to this recipe by adding a little extra kick of flavor. Try it, enjoy it and share it with your loved ones. Buen provecho!

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Cuisine: Mexican
Recipe type: lunch, dinner

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Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. mild chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • ½ tsp. ground allspice
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 6 chicken thighs, skin removed
  • ½ C. flour
  • 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 red pepper, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 C. rice, uncooked
  • 2 6-oz. can tomato paste
  • 4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 C. chicken stock
  • Curly parsley, finely chopped, for garnish

Preparation
  1. Mix first 6 ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Dust chicken thighs with flour and season with salt and pepper. Heat vegetable oil in your IMUSA caldero on medium-high heat and cook chicken until browned, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Set aside.
  3. Lower heat to medium and cook bacon until slightly browned. Add onions, red peppers and garlic and sauté until softened, about 3 minutes. Add rice, tomato paste, chocolate and dry spices and mix. Add chicken stock and mix again. Allow to come to a simmer, cover and turn heat to low. Simmer for 25 minutes.
  4. Uncover, gently mix rice and add chicken thighs on top. Cover and continue simmering for 20-25 more minutes until thighs and rice are cooked. If needed, add more stock or water until rice is done.
  5. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving with finely chopped parsley.

 

Chorizo Lentil Stew

Chorizo Lentil Stew
Prepare a delicious stew in less than 15 minutes. That is correct you can have an exquisite chorizo and lentil stew in less than 15 minutes using your IMUSA pressure cooker. Join us on this culinary voyage as chef George Duran shows us how to prepare his famous Chorizo and Lentil Stew.

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8

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Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups brown lentils (about ¾ lbs.)
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 14.5 oz. can of diced tomatoes
  • 3-5 chorizo links (about 11 oz.), cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf

Preparation
  1. Over medium high heat add oil to your IMUSA pressure cooker and sauté onions, carrots, and green peppers for 5 minutes. Add the of the ingredients to pressure cooker, mix them together, cover the pot (making sure the lid is properly sealed), and bring to high heat.
  2. When the orange pressure regulator pops up, lower heat to medium and let cook under pressure for 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and using a wooden spatula, gently press on the pressure control valve (located on the center of the lid) to allow all of the pressure to escape until the orange pressure regulator goes back down. Open lid and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Easy Lemon, Beet, and Pine Nut Couscous

 

Easy Lemon, Beet, and Butternut Squash Couscous
Did you know you could cook Couscous in a rice cooker? Couscous is a coarsely ground pasta made from semolina – a type of wheat. Use it as a delicious substitution to rice. This recipe includes beets and butternut squash to create a colorful and flavorful side dish.

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
  • finely chopped onion 1 cup
  • finely diced raw beets (about 3 medium beets) 2 cups
  • pine cuts ½ cup
  • butternut squash (about 8 oz.) 6 tablespoons
  • cous cous 2 cups
  • chicken stock 2 cups
  • salt 2 teaspoons
  • lemon zest 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon

Preparation
  1. In a large sauté pan melt butter on moderate heat. Once bubbling, sauté onions and beets until soft, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add pine nuts and sauté for 2 more minutes.
  3. Place cous cous inside IMUSA rice cooker and add entire beet mixture with the butter.
  4. Add chicken stock, salt, lemon zest, and lemon juice, and mix with the included rice scoop until well combined.
  5. Cover IMUSA rice cooker and plug it in. Press down on the “Cook” switch and allow to cook until switch flips back up automatically (about 5-7minutes).
  6. Mix and fluff up cous cous with a fork and leave on “warm” until you’re ready to serve.

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Pressure Cooker Tomato Mac n Cheese

 

Pressure Cooker Tomato Mac n Cheese
Mac and cheese in a pressure cooker! This is a quick and delicious dish – perfect for the weeknight and your kids will love it!

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Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
  • chicken stock 2½ cups
  • elbow macaroni 3 cups
  • heavy cream 1 cup
  • can diced tomato 1 (15 ounce)
  • dried oregano 2 teaspoons
  • salt 1 teaspoon
  • black pepper 1 teaspoon
  • milk ½ cup
  • shredded cheddar cheese 1½ cup
  • shredded mozzarella cheese 1½ cup

Preparation
  1. In an IMUSA pressure cooker add first 7 ingredients and mix
  2. Bring to a boil and place cover on pressure cooker. Once the orange tab pops up bring down heat to medium high and allow to cook under pressure for 6 minutes.
  3. Turn off heat and release excess pressure by pressing on the release valve with a wooden spatula. Once the orange tab goes back down, open pressure cooker and mix in milk and both cheeses
  4. If needed, salt to taste, then serve.