Organizing my cookbooks is on my list of things to do in my retirement. While I will take a while to do that, I got started this week by gathering all my fairly new cookbooks into one place. Some, like Pioneer Woman Cooks and Eat Mesquite and More, were gifts and some are ones I've bought over the last year or so. I've cooked from some of them and have lots more recipes to try. I didn't pick a cookbook to use this week but did make a delicious rice pudding in my Instant Pot - true comfort food. Thank you Nicole Dragisics for this great recipe!
Nicole’s Instant Pot Rice Pudding
This is delicious comfort food and easy-to-make in your Instant Pot.
1 cup Arborio rice
1 1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups coconut milk, divided
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar (optional)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup raisins or any dried fruit (cherries, apricots, cranberries, etc.)
1.In pressure cooking pot, combine rice, water, and salt. Lock the lid in place and select High Pressure and 3 minutes cook time. When the beep sounds, turn off pressure cooker and use a natural pressure release for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, release any remaining pressure with a quick pressure release.
2.Add 1 1/2 cup coconut milk and sugar to rice in pressure cooking pot. Stir to combine.
3.In a small mixing bowl, whisk eggs with remaining 1 /2 cup milk and vanilla. Pour through a fine mesh strainer into pressure cooking pot. Select sauté and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture starts to boil. Tur off pressure cooker. Remove pot from the pressure cooker. Stir in raisins.
4.Pudding will thicken as it cools. Serve warm or pour into serving dishes and chili.
5.Serve with a sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg, if desired.