Monday: Hot and Sour Tofu Soup
Can’t make it to Chinatown for a bowl of warm and spicy soup? Then make this rich and flavourful soup at home in your pressure cooker. With tofu, bamboo shoots, mushrooms, eggs and chives, it’s an easy-to-make soup that’s made all the simpler thanks to the pressure cooker.
Hot and Sour Tofu Soup
Tuesday: Braised Pork Pasta with Mustard Sauce
Braising pork until it’s fork tender is an hours-long process; who has time for that on a busy weeknight? Enter the pressure cooker: This cozy and hearty pork and pasta dish will be ready in slightly over an hour.
Wednesday: White Chili
When the cold and snow set in, nothing brings more comfort to the soul than a warm chili. But you don’t need several hours to make a satisfying bowl. This white version with chicken, white kidney beans, corn and salsa verde is a great alternative to the usual beef, and it has great depth of flavour.
Pressure Cooker White Chili
Thursday: Mushroom Risotto
Risotto is one of those dishes that requires constant stirring and attention. But not when it’s cooked in the pressure cooker! While it does require some stirring in the beginning (and browning of the mushrooms in a separate skillet), all you do is set the machine and forget about it. And we promise it’ll be just as creamy and delectable as if you were enjoying it in a fancy Italian restaurant.
Friday: Beef and Barley Soup
Think you can cook a whole bone-in beef shank until fall-apart tender in just 25 minutes? Oh, yes! Just brown the meat and soften the vegetables beforehand, and the pressure cooker will do the cooking, imbuing the barley soup with the flavour of the beef. Then release the pressure, shred the meat into bite-sized pieces, and enjoy.