At Lundberg Family Farms, we are all about getting adventurous in the kitchen. But we know that sometimes, at the end of a long day, an adventure is too much and all you want is a comforting meal to warm you up, not wear you out. So we cooked up five low-intensity recipes for high-quality comfort meals you can make in an instant—and an Instant Pot! From brunch to biryani—and basmati rice to black rice—each one serves up convenience without compromise. Scroll down for the full menu so you can sit back, relax, and dig in…
Hungry for a multi-tasking meal you can serve for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner? Say hello to our recipe for Instant Pot Shakshuka! Like huevos rancheros and eggs in purgatory, shakshuka finds harmony in the flavors of eggs and tomatoes. The New York Times calls it “the apex of eggs-for-dinner recipes,” but you can serve shakshuka any time. This one-skillet dish traditionally comes with a side of crusty bread or pita, but we are shaking things up with whole grains, organic rice, and an Instant Pot instead. And while history says shakshuka originated in the Middle East, we think the nutty flavor of organic brown rice with bright tomato sauce is a match made in heaven. Simply toss Lundberg Organic Short Grain Brown Rice into an Instant Pot with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, and spices. Then crack a few eggs and grab some feta and fresh parsley for garnish. Trust us, this recipe is egg-cellent!
Chicken & Rice Soup
This recipe for Instant Pot Chicken & Rice Soup is good for your soul AND your busy schedule! Most recipes for chicken and rice soup call for white rice. However, we prefer to use one of our organic black rice varieties: Organic Black Pearl Rice. The gleaming kernels and smooth flavor of this short grain rice add a pop of color and complexity to this classic comfort food. Plus, black rice is high in health-promoting anthocyanin antioxidants, like those found in blueberries and blackberries. And it is full of whole grain goodness! Simply toss Organic Black Pearl Rice into an Instant Pot with seasonal veggies, savory broth, and chicken breasts. Then pressure cook on high for 15 minutes, shred the chicken before serving, and let this soup warm you from within…
The secret to making your favorite takeout at home? Organic California White Basmati Rice! The subtle, buttery flavor of this long grain rice is perfectly balanced by spices like garam masala, turmeric, cumin, and coriander in this recipe for Instant Pot Vegetable Biryani. Fresh out of basmati rice? Our Organic California White Jasmine Rice will do, too! Use an Instant Pot to sauté the white rice with veggies, stock, and spices for Vegetable Biryani in a snap. Really! This recipe can be ready in in 20 minutes, which is faster than most delivery options—and fresher, too. Garnish with cilantro or toasted cashews and enjoy!
Japanese Curry Rice
Under pressure to cook a quick AND healthy meal? Don’t get steamed—try this recipe for Japanese Curry Rice! Thicker, sweeter, and less spicy than its Indian counterpart, Japanese curry pairs perfectly with white basmati rice, which is a long grain white rice with a light, buttery flavor and distinct kernels that will not clump together when cooked. No basmati on hand? Organic California White Jasmine Rice works, too! Use an Instant Pot to sauté it with shrimp, fresh veggies, and flavor-packed spices for a full meal that is ready in just 25 minutes. Garnish with green onions or pickled ginger and enjoy! Vegetarian? Simply skip the shrimp.
You say tomato, we say… time for Instant Pot Tomato Risotto! Risotto is an Italian technique for cooking Arborio rice. What is Arborio rice, you ask? It is a rich and creamy medium grain white rice also known as risotto rice. Two minutes of stirring (and 30 minutes total) is all it takes to make this recipe, which is full of took-all-day flavor the whole family will enjoy. Just toss Lundberg Arborio Rice into an Instant Pot with tomatoes, garlic, white wine, savory herbs, and a kick of crushed red pepper. Then stir in some Parmesan and serve. Easy cheesy and guaranteed to please-y! Trust us, you want to save this recipe…