This is about Gluten Free Diva Instant Pot Love!
Trust me, this is NOT your mother’s or grandmother’s old-fashioned pressure cooker. This baby has changed my life (and time) in the kitchen. I’m more efficient and more creative as a result of using my Instant Pot.
I’ve owned an Instant Pot since November 2014. Little by inches, it has become the most used appliance in my kitchen arsenal of appliances (don’t ask!!!). So much so that I now own two of them. They are pretty much in constant use. It’s only 10:56 AM and I’ve already made spaghetti squash (cook time 7 minutes) and rice (cook time 22 minutes). My rice picture didn’t make it, but you can see the spaghetti squash before and after. Now you know why this post is about Gluten Free Diva Instant Pot Love!
It’s so easy to make spaghetti squash in the instant pot.
Cut the squash in half the short way (across the middle). Place the two halves in the Instant Pot, on the steamer rack that comes with it. Add one cup of water. Lock the lid in place making sure the sealer knob is turned to the sealed position. Press the “Manual” button. Press the minus sign until it reads the number 7. Walk away and smile. You’re now in my club: Gluten Free Diva Instant Pot Love!
The digital display will read the word “On”. From that point, it takes a few minutes for the Instant Pot to come up to pressure (pressure cooker lingo). Which basically means that the steam inside the pot has reached the temperature at which it will begin to cook whatever is inside the pot. Once that happens, the digital display will change and read whatever number of minutes you programmed. In this case, I chose the number 7, as that is how long it takes for the Instant Pot to cook the spaghetti squash.
For this preparation, the spaghetti squash doesn’t need to remain in the Instant Pot any longer than 7 minutes. I don an oven mitt and use that mitted hand to turn the sealer knob to the unsealed position. This allows the steam to be released from the Instant Pot.
Remove the two halves of squash and use a fork to pull the strands out of the squash. Done! How easy was that?!
Hmmm, what to top the spaghetti squash with?
I might make a marinara sauce and add some homemade tempeh sausage bits. I might top the rice with it. In any case, dinner is done! Just gotta throw a salad together. Bon appetit!
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