One Pot Pressure Cooker Steamed Broccoli & Breadcrumbs Pasta is one of our favorite meals. A great pressure cooker pasta recipe for weeknight meatless dinners!
THE PRESSURE COOKER- THE SUPERHERO OF THE INSTANT AGE!!
I think it’s safe to assume that most of us own a pressure cooker these days, thanks to the many food bloggers, food channels, cookbooks, friends and family who have been raving about them! Plus, all these Black Friday/generic deals have made it all the more easier to get one. I personally know 8 people who bought a pressure cooker on Black Friday of last year alone! Some of them got it out of peer pressure – but they haven’t regretted buying it! Getting this gadget is one thing but using it to its fullest potential is another thing entirely. Big thanks to OXO for sponsoring this post so I can share more information about their great pressure cooker accessories!
Suddenly, the craze seems to be pressure cooker recipes. There are scores of them floating around. So many recipes to try; so little time!! It’s true though – only after I got mine did I realize how useful this gadget was. Nowadays I can’t imagine getting by without it. Thinking back, I keep wondering how I managed without it, a pressure cooker truly makes it possible to cook delicious, high quality meals for your family using minimal time and energy.
EVERY SUPERHERO NEEDS A SIDEKICK – ENTER OXO!
If you are one of those people who haven’t yet gotten a pressure cooker, please don’t wait – go get one! You can thank me later. When you purchase a pressure cooker, it comes with the standard steel vessel insert and a recipe book. What you don’t realize is, if you want to make all those tempting dishes that you have seen online, you will need some more accessories to help you cook it. That is where OXO comes in. The OXO Silicone Pressure Cooker Accessories make using your pressure cooker so much easier. I already told you how much cooking time this gadget saves but using the OXO pressure cooker accessories can make your life even simpler – without having to compromise on the food taste. Trust me, they’re awesome.
I use OXO products regularly in my kitchen as I like the quality. However, this was my first time trying out their Silicone Pressure Cooker Accessories. I simply love the colors of these accessories – I feel they brighten up my kitchen. At some point, I also want to try my hand at baking in the pressure cooker for which I am sure the Silicone Sling will come in handy to lift the bakeware out, so watch my blog because more interesting experiments are lined up (cue mad scientist laughter). Also, if you eat eggs and want to have a boiled egg post-workout or for breakfast, the Silicone Egg Rack keeps them steady and can cook nine eggs at a time. Did I mention that all these products are dishwasher safe? No hand washing required, yay!!
PASTA SAUCE PLEASE?
Since I was planning on making a broccoli pasta sauce, I chose to use the Silicone Steamer to steam the broccoli. It made my job so much easier. Until now, I had never tried steaming anything in my pressure cooker. With this accessory at hand however, it was a breeze because you can easily lift up the steamed vegetables from the pot once they’re done.
SAUCY, STEAMY BROCCOLI SEEKS AL-DENTE PASTA!
So now, let me now walk you through the recipe. Wash and clean the broccoli florets using a strainer. Add a cup of water to the pressure cooker. Toss the broccoli florets in the Silicone Steamer, sprinkle salt, mustard powder and crushed pepper over it and then place the OXO Silicone Steamer inside the pressure cooker. Close the pressure cooker lid with the valve in the sealed position. Press the “Steam” button and set the timer for 3 minutes. Once done, instantly release the pressure manually. Take out the steamed florets and mince them. Drain the water from the pot as well. Now add uncooked pasta to the pot along with just enough water to cover the pasta.
Add some salt to the water. Close the lid with the valve in the sealed position. Cook in manual mode for 4 minutes. Cooking Tip – Reduce the cook time that’s mentioned on the packet in half, when cooking pasta in a pressure cooker. Once done, manually vent immediately. Strain the pasta using a strainer. Keep it aside for now.
Heat oil in the pressure cooker in “Sauté” mode. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil and sauté for about 30 seconds. Then add minced broccoli, breadcrumbs, and grated cheese. Keep mixing until a smooth creamy consistency is achieved. Then toss in the cooked pasta and mix everything together. Add almond milk if you want a smooth sauce consistency. Check and adjust the seasoning as per your taste. Steamed Broccoli & Breadcrumbs Pasta is now ready. Garnish with more cheese and serve.
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Pressure Cooker Steamed Broccoli & Breadcrumbs Pasta
- 10 Broccoli florets
- 2 pinches mustard powder
- Pepper – optional
- 1 tbsp Crushed red pepper flakes
- salt as required
- 1 packet pasta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 8-10 cloves garlic
- 2-3 tbsp breadcrumbs
- 2-3 tbsp grated vegan cheese
- 1/3 cup Almond Milk
- Wash and clean the broccoli florets using a strainer. Toss the broccoli florets in the OXO Silicone Steamer and sprinkle salt, mustard powder and pepper (optional) over it.
- Add a cup of water to the Instant Pot. Place a rack in it and then place the Steamer inside the Pot.
- Close the pressure cooker lid with the valve in the sealed position. Press the “Steam” button and set the timer for 3 minutes. Once done, instantly release the pressure manually.
- Take the steamed florets out of the pressure cooker carefully and mince them. Drain the water from the Pot as well.
- Add uncooked pasta to the Pot along with just enough water to cover the pasta. Add some salt to the water.
- Close the lid with the valve in the sealed position. Cook in manual mode for 4 minutes.Cooking Tip – Reduce the cook time that’s mentioned on the packet in half, when cooking pasta in a pressure cooker. The cook time will vary depending on the pressure cooker brand – so please keep this in mind!
- Once the pasta is cooked, release the pressure manually. Remove the Pasta from the pot carefully. Strain the pasta using a strainer. Keep it aside for now.
- Heat oil in the Pot in “Sauté” mode. Add minced garlic and red pepper flakes to the oil and Sauté for about 30 seconds. Then add the minced broccoli, breadcrumbs and grated cheese. Keep mixing until a smooth creamy consistency is achieved .
- Then toss in the cooked pasta and continue to mix everything together.
- Add some almond milk to give the mixture a sauce-like consistency. Check and adjust the seasoning as per your taste.
- Steamed Broccoli & Breadcrumbs Pasta is now ready. Garnish with more cheese and serve.
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