Rice/Vegetables/Sides

Instant Pot Vegetable Broth from Scraps

Some form of broth is used in cuisines from just about every culture around the world. In my family recipes I use broth or stock in everything from my Matzo Ball soup to my Chili. Usually the original recipes use cubitos (bouillon cubes) or store bought broth. I still like to use cubitos when I… Continue reading Instant Pot Vegetable Broth from Scraps

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Instant Pot Cuban Recipes, Rice/Vegetables/Sides

Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)

Rule of thumb for Cuban food....the crazier the name, the more delicious the dish. Ropa Vieja (Old Clothes), delicious! Fufu (mashed plantains), fabulous! Rabo Encendido (Flaming Tail), heavenly! But my very favorite side dish not only has an insane name, but is probably one of the staples of Cuban cuisine. Moros y Cristianos which literally… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Black Beans and Rice (Moros y Cristianos)

Chicken and Turkey, Instant Pot Jewish Recipes, Rice/Vegetables/Sides

IP Matzo Ball Soup

When I thought about what recipe I should start this blog with, it took me less than 2 seconds to come up with my grandmother's Matzo Ball Soup. It started off every meal during the Jewish High Holidays. It kicked off family Thanksgiving dinner. My grandmother even kept a stash of matzo ball soup in… Continue reading IP Matzo Ball Soup

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes, Rice/Vegetables/Sides

Instant Pot Yucca with Mojo (Cassava with Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic Sauce)

One trick to help you determine if a Cuban restaurant you are eating at is authentic is to look at their side dishes. If their menu doesn't include Yucca con Mojo, walk out! Yucca, also known as cassava, is the Cuban equivalent to the potato. It can be prepared in lots of different ways and… Continue reading Instant Pot Yucca with Mojo (Cassava with Olive Oil, Onion, and Garlic Sauce)

Instant Pot Cuban Recipes, Rice/Vegetables/Sides

Instant Pot Cuban Style Split Pea Soup (Potaje de Chícharo)

My favorite part about writing this blog is definitely sharing my family's recipes and learning about the history and experiences behind the dishes I make. As I have gone along I have gotten family members interested in cooking more and sharing with me their recipes and stories and even gotten a few of them to… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Style Split Pea Soup (Potaje de Chícharo)

Chicken and Turkey, Instant Pot Cuban Recipes, Rice/Vegetables/Sides

Instant Pot Cuban Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

Arroz con Pollo, or Chicken with Rice, is a common dish among most Spanish speaking cultures. Obviously all of them include rice and chicken, after that, the variations are endless. It really is a versatile dish and once you have the flavorful base down, you can add really anything you want from peas to asparagus… Continue reading Instant Pot Cuban Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo)