Electric pressure cookers are all the rage right now and I suspect they will stay in vogue for quite some time. Love how your slow cooker takes care of dinner with very simple prep time? Same thing for a pressure cooker… only dinner is taken care of in a snap.
I started off exploring the pressure cooker to take care of one-offs. A spaghetti squash here, several beets there. A head of cauliflower. Chicken breasts. You know, the simple things. Lately I’ve been experimenting with larger meals. Soups, Stews, and congees. Mixing ingredients so that dinner is complete in one-pot. And in a snap.
This recipe combines meatballs, onions, cabbage, and Riceland Natural Long Grain brown rice. I think brown rice adds a nuttiness that works extremely well with the meatballs and cabbage mixture. The starches from the rice as it cooks in the broth adds a thickness that is to die for.
PRESSURE COOKER SAVORY MEATBALLS WITH BROWN RICE
- 1 pound ground chuck
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
- ½ tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/3cup Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- ¼ head of green cabbage, chopped
- ½ teaspoon herbs de provence
- ½ cup Riceland Natural Long Grain brown rice
- 5 cups low sodium beef broth
- Hand mix all the ingredients from ground chuck to egg in a large mixing bowl. Roll into ½ inch balls and set aside.
- Turn your electric pressure cooker to sauté setting and add oil and butter until butter has melted. Add onions and stir-cook for two minutes. Add cabbage and stir-cook for three minutes. Add herbs de provence stir, and turn off sauté function.
- Add Riceland brown rice, beef broth and meatballs.
- Add lid to electric pressure cooker and lock into place. Cook on High Pressure for ten minutes. Fifteen minutes if you prefer a congee style soup.
- Let electric pressure cool down and naturally release pressure. Or, manually release the steam, being careful when releasing it.
- Serve and enjoy!
Happy no-pressure dinner.