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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Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6-8
  • 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
  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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Adobo Skirt Steak with Herbed Garlic Sauce

Adobo Skirt Steak with Herbed Garlic Sauce
Skirt steak is long and flat - prized for its flavor rather than its tenderness. This recipe includes a special marinade that has 10 ingredients - rich in flavor!
Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch
  • brown sugar 2 tablespoon
  • ground coriander 1 teaspoon
  • lemon juice 1 tablespoon
  • red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon
  • chili powder 1 tablespoon
  • cumin 1 teaspoon
  • dried oregano 1 tablespoon
  • cinnamon ¼ teaspoon
  • garlic cloves 4
  • kosher salt 1 teaspoon
  • skirt steak (4 servings) 1 pound
  • garlic cloves 1
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  • ground black pepper ¼ teaspoon
  • cilantro 1 cup
  • fresh mint ½ cup
  • olive oil ¼ cup
  • lemon juice 2 tablespoons
  1. Prepare steak marinade by combining first 10 ingredients in a bowl and whisking them together.
  2. Place steaks into a large resealable plastic bag and add marinade
  3. Shake well, making sure that steaks are evenly covered, and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  4. In the meantime make the herbed garlic sauce by combining all of the ingredients in a blender or small food processor. Blend until smooth.
  5. Plug in your IMUSA Panini maker and allow pre-heating for about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove each steak, and in two batches, cook steaks in the Panini maker for 2-3 minutes for thin steaks or longer for thicker pieces (medium-rare).
  7. Serve steak drizzled with sauce.

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

Braised Short Ribs

Braised Short Ribs
Short ribs are a very popular cut of beef due to being larger and more tender than their pork counterpart. This recipe cooks for 3 hours to give meat that falls right off the bone!
Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Lunch, Dinner
  • bone in short ribs (trimmed of excess fat) 4 pounds
  • Olive oil
  • chopped carrots 3
  • finely chopped celery ribs 3
  • diced large scallion 1
  • diced large sweet onion 1
  • minced garlic cloves 3
  • bottle of hearty red wine ½
  • beef stock 3 cups
  • springs of thyme 5
  • rosemary ½ teaspoon
  • balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoons
  • tomato paste 3 tablespoons
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  1. In a large IMUSA Caldero or jumbo cooker heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Season short ribs generously with salt and fresh ground pepper. Brown short ribs evenly on all sides. Do this in two batches as to not overcrowd the pan. Remove short ribs from pot and set aside.
  3. Discard rendered fat and add another 3T of olive oil to the pan.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and add the garlic, onions, celery, carrots, and shallots to the pot. Stir well and cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the onions are translucent.
  5. Add the tomato paste and cook another 5 minutes stirring constantly. Add all of the remaining ingredients except the short ribs and stir well. Do not add salt and pepper until the end as the stock adds a lot of salt to the dish.
  6. Add the short ribs making sure they are fully submerged in the cooking liquid. Cover and cook over medium low to low heat for 21/2 to 3 hours or until the meat is almost falling off the bone.
  7. Allow the sauce to come to room temperature and skim the fat from the top (this can be done ahead of time by refrigerating the sauce and allowing the fat to solidify at the top).
  8. Remove short ribs from sauce and strain the sauce
  9. Bring the sauce to a boil and reduce by approximately one third. Pour sauce over short ribs and serve with truffle mashed potatoes or creamy polenta.

Chocolate Tart with Salted Dark Chocolate Glaze

Chocolate Tart with Salted Dark Chocolate Glaze
Did you know you could make a chocolate tart in a pressure cooker? This recipe shows you how! A unique ingredient - cayenne pepper - adds a unique twist to the chocolate that resembles the flavor a Mexican Hot Chocolate!
Cuisine: More Favorite Recipes
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4-6
  • For Tart:
  • melted butter 6 Tablespoons
  • sugar ½ cup
  • eggs 1
  • vanilla extract 1 teaspoon
  • all purpose flour ½ cup
  • cocoa powder 3 tablespoons
  • cayenne pepper ½ teaspoon
  • ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  • For Chocolate Glaze:
  • heavy cream ½ cup
  • chopped dark chocolate 4 ounces
  • vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
  • salt ½ teaspoon
  1. Add melted butter in a medium bowl and whisk in sugar, egg and vanilla extract. In another bowl mix flour, cocoa powder, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and salt. Whisk into wet ingredients until smooth.
  2. Add batter into a greased round baking dish that fits into the IMUSA pressure cooker. Place a metal trivet or an upside-down metal steamer basket inside the IMUSA pressure cooker and fill the pressure cooker up with 4 cups of water. Gently place the baking dish on top of trivet. Close the pressure cooker lid and slide blue latch towards you to lock. Set the pressure dial to 2 and place on high heat. When the red security valve pops up, start the timer and cook for 30 minutes. Once the pressure cooker begins to hiss, lower the heat to medium and allow to cook the rest of the time.
  3. Once the 30 minutes are over, remove from heat, and release the pressure by turning the pressure release valve all the way to the right. Be careful as the steam will be hot.
  4. Once the red valve descends, open the pressure cooker and allow cake to cool for about 5 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove cake and invert it onto a serving plate. If the cake is not flat, place it right-side-up and trim the top so that it’s flat, and re-invert it again.
  5. To make glaze, in a small saucepan heat heavy cream until it begins to steam. Pour into a bowl with chocolate and allow to sit for 30 seconds. Whisk in vegetable oil and salt and continue whisking until smooth. Spread about 1cup all over the cake and serve the rest of the glaze as extra sauce for guests.