Are multi-cooker dishes very limited? No! Multi-cookers can be used to make many different dishes, an unlimited number, some chefs may argue.
It is difficult to believe that these handy little cooking appliances are still being rejected despite the delicious meals they can churn out. Sure, multicookers make mealtime quick and easy, but that doesn’t mean bland and tasteless dinners.
If you are open to learning and a sceptical new owner of a multi-cooker, then try some of these lovely recipe ideas that you can whip up in a multi-cooker pot.
Let’s jump in and get cooking…
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1. Chili con carne
This spicy classic need no introduction. here’s how to make it using a multi cooker.
First, roast the chicken and then add olive oil. Sauté the garlic and onions until translucent.
Stir in the chilli cubes and paprika. Mix in the chilli powder, cinnamon, and cumin. Season with salt and pepper. You can also add the chilli powder, but you need to use it sparingly if your chilli is too spicy. You can always season it with more spice if it’s not spicy enough.
Add the ground beef to the pan and cook. Add the chopped meat to the pan and cook until it turns a little darker. Set the cooker to “stew”, stir all the ingredients, and then close the lid.
Now the chilli can simmer for approximately 45 minutes. Open the pot, and add the beans and corn. Let it simmer for about an hour more.
Once the chilli has been cooled, you can serve it with rice, potatoes, or fresh bread!
2. Tuna steak served with fruity orange sauce
The multi-cooker is now ready to be used for “roasted” and honey can be added to it. After heating, add the orange liqueur to the pan and then add the sprigs with thyme and orange juice. Add the orange fillets and cook for 2 more minutes. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, and then transfer it to a heated gravy boat.
The “roasted” function is used again for the tuna steaks. Some oil is then heated in the multi-cooker. Sear the tuna steaks on both sides for approximately 1-3 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on your preference. The darker the crust, the longer the fish stays in the cooker.
Place the fish on plates. Drizzle with some sauce. Place the remaining sauce in the gravy vessel on the table. You won’t stop eating it!
The dish is great with wild rice and steamed vegetables. Fresh white bread is also delicious, as the sauce can also be absorbed into it.
3. Salmon Steak Teriyaki
The multi-cooker salmon steak Teriyaki is now available. This fiery sauce adds a unique flavour to your kitchen.
- Teriyaki Salmon Steak
- 2 salmon steaks (approx. 250g each)
- Some oil
Here’s the sauce recipe:
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 4 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sake
- 2 tbsp mirin
- 1 lime
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 piece of ginger root
- 2 red chilli peppers
Sake is a Japanese rice wine, and mirin is a sweet Japanese wine that is made specifically for cooking.
Prepare in the multicooker
First, make the teriyaki marinade. Mix the ginger root, garlic clove, and two red chillies in a small bowl. Place the juice of the lime in a bowl. Mix two tablespoons of soy sauce, two teaspoons of sake and two spoons of mirin together with the contents. The teriyaki sauce mix should be placed in a multi-cooker. Heat it up on low heat. Stir in the two tablespoons of brown sugar. Continue to stir until all is well combined. Finally, add the teriyaki sauce to the bowl.
Clean the salmon steaks thoroughly and get rid of any dark spots. Pat dry the salmon steaks and then add the teriyaki sauce. Allow the sauce to sit for 30 minutes. You should turn the fish multiple times.
Use the oil feature of the multi-cooker to fry the salmon steaks marinated in olive oil. Cook for 3 minutes on each side on high heat. For a more rich flavour, turn off the unit. Let the sauce and fish sit for five minutes. The fish is ready to be served. To counteract the heat of the chilli sauce, jacket potatoes and fresh salad make a great side dish.
Italian pasta is now a multi-cooker pasta recipe. With delicious tuna and crunchy vegetables, we make pasta tuna. This dish is delicious and healthy.
4. Multicooker Pasta Tuna
- 400g penne rigate
- 1 can tuna in oil
- 50ml cream
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 yellow pepper
- 2 large tomatoes
- Some olive oil
How to Make Tuna Pasta in the multicooker
The penne rigate must first be cooked in the multicooker with the “Cook” program. The remaining ingredients can be prepared while you wait. To do this, chop the onion and garlic cloves into small pieces, and cut the tomatoes and yellow pepper into small cubes.
Once the noodles have reached al dente (which Italian chefs refer to as “al dente”), they can be taken out of the pot and drained.
Add some olive oil to your multi-cooker and choose the “roast” program. Once the vegetables have been chopped, they are sauteed in olive oil and onions at low heat until the onions become translucent.
The tuna can from the can is now added to the pot. Combine all ingredients and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the cream, then season the dish with salt and pepper. The tuna sauce will be ready in two more minutes. The noodles can now be spread on plates and covered with sauce. Finally, the basil leaves are cut small and placed on top for decoration.