Simple microwave pressure cooker recipes I developed using my Prepology microwave pressure cooker. How to make chicken stock, microwaving chicken and fish, cooking times for oatmeal and rice,etc.
This cooker is very easy to use (my review of it is, here) once you get the cooking times worked out.
Chicken Marsala and Rice
Just as with cooking chicken on the stove, you want to be sure not to undercook it. The danger with the microwave is that if you leave it in a couple of minutes too long, the meat will be tough.
Test the cooked meat for doneness by pricking the thickest part with a fork or knife. If the utensil penetrates easily, the juices run clear and you don't see any pink color in the flesh, it's done and safe to eat.
I usually use 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts or 5 drumsticks. Use whatever pieces you like to eat.
Wash the chicken and place it into the bowl of the microwave pressure cooker. Add a little bit of chopped onion, celery and a cut up carrot for extra flavor. Sprinkle in a pinch of black pepper and salt, if you like. My husband follows a low sodium diet that has normalized his blood pressure, so I don't add any salt.
I have not given exact amounts because it isn't necessary for a recipe like this. Use whatever scraps of vegetables you have in your fridge. If you don't have all of the above, just leave whatever is lacking out. I make a basic stock with just water, black pepper and chicken all the time.
Cover the meat and vegetables with 2 cups of water.
Lock the lid onto your pressure cooker and place it in the microwave.
Cook on high power for 16 minutes. Once the pressure has fallen, carefully remove the lid and remove the meat and vegetables with a slotted spoon.
Let the stock cool before pouring it into a clean jar. Refrigerate immediately.
Homemade chicken stock will keep for several days. I use it in place of water when cooking rice or vegetables.
I usually use the cooked chicken to make chicken salad.
To make 4 servings, add 1 cup of rice and 1 1/2 cups of broth or water, and a teaspoon of olive oil to the bowl of the microwave pressure cooker.
Add 1/2 a teaspoon of salt, if you like.
Stir and cook on high power for 15 minutes. Allow the rice to steam for 2-3 minutes before serving.
I sometimes double this recipe.
The oven is just big enough to allow you to prepare an entire meal for 2. You can either:
Remember to add enough liquid to last throughout the cooking time. Half a cup is plenty for meals that will cook in 20 minutes or less.
If rice is a component, use the correct amount of liquid to cook the rice.
To make 4 servings, add 2 cups of old-fashioned oatmeal (not instant) and 3 1/2 cups of water to the bowl of the microwave pressure cooker.
Stir and cook on high power for 7 minutes. Allow the cereal to steam for a few minutes before serving.
I usually place a 1 lb. fillet of salmon or trout on the bottom of the cooker and surround it with peeled potato chunks. Season the fish just as you would if you were baking it, then pour half a cup of liquid (broth, water, orange juice, etc.) over it.
If we want another vegetable, I'll put sliced carrots or summer squash in the removable tray and set that into the cooker before locking the lid into place.
Cook on high power for 15 minutes.
Comes out perfect every time!