Instapot Cajun Chicken and Rice

Here is an easy to make Instapot recipe that goes over very well in this house. Chris and Dillon now both love rice. For years… and years… Dillon would not eat rice at all. I don’t know if it was a texture issue or what it was but until the last 6 months or so, he refused to eat rice.

He agreed to try it again a little while back and is now a big fan….go figure. It is great because we love rice and it was a pain in the behind not making it as often as we would like.

Because this recipe is done in the Instapot, it is full of flavour and cooks up quickly… once the Instapot builds up to the correct pressure!

Sandie

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Chicken Kabsa

This was Chris’ birthday dinner!  One weekend morning while we were watching TV he went to get ready to head out the shop.  He switched the channel to some food channel and there was this recipe being prepared.  It so enthralled him that he stood and watched the recipe being prepared.  Once the recipe was completed, he asked me if I could make that one day.  I decided that day would be his birthday… and he loved it!  This recipe is considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, as per the website I found it on.

I will document my steps (and the few changes I made due to different versions of ingredients or whatever) and then provide the link to the original recipe! But first let me tell you a story about preparing the recipe 😦  I was browning the chicken… I had my frying pan on a potholder on the counter, switching out batches of chicken.  When I went to place the pan back on the element, I didn’t realize the potholder had stuck to the bottom of the pan… and yes, it did start to burn… and yes, it did smoke the whole house out with some nasty smelling smoke…. and finally, yes, I will have to spend today trying to clean all the crap off of my ceramic cooktop!!! Needless to say, I was not impressed!!

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Sandie

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