Saturday, October 10, 2009
So I went and bought a Pressure Cooker. I've never cooked with one so I'll be playing around with it and trying different things which you'll see blogged in the upcoming weeks.
Here it is. Presto 8-Quart Triple Clad Stainless Steel Pressure Cooker.
The very first thing I made was Old Fashioned Rice pudding. I remember eating Rice Pudding as a child, usually prepared by my Grandmother on her old cast iron stove, and cooked all night long. Then served warm, with a bit of melting butter and sprinkled with cinnamon. Creamy and delicious.
Guess what? I cooked rice pudding in the Pressure Cooker in EIGHT minutes and it was so, so good! Creamy and delicious, and "just like Grandma's"
I spooned it into bowls and dusted some of the bowls with cinnamon and the rest with nutmeg.
So if you've got a pressure cooker gathering dust somewhere, break it out, dust it off and try making this easy recipe. You won't be disappointed. (Recipe is from the Presto pressure cooker cookbook)
1 T Butter
1 cup long grain white rice
1/3 cup plus two tablespoons sugar
1 cup water
2 cups milk
1/2 t salt
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup cream or evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Melt butter in cooker and pour rice in and cover totally with butter.
Add the sugar, milk, water and salt.
Pressure cook for 8 - 9 minutes at 15 p.s.i. Don't begin timing minutes until the cooker is fully up to pressure and constantly emitting a gentle stream of steam.
In a bowl mix 1 egg with 1/4 cup cream or evaporated milk and 1/2 t vanilla.
Temper egg mixture by adding a bit of the hot rice mixture and stirring. Repeat several times at least. Then mix the egg mixture into the pot and cook (uncovered) until it just begins to bubble a bit.
Let cool slightly and dust with cinnamon or nutmeg. A touch of whipped cream would be perfect.