Saturday, August 13, 2016

JGE 108 – New Instant Pot Challenge – This Morning: Congee

Good Day,

Breakfast - Congee..




And yes I do like kitchen gadgets. I hummed and hawed about getting another small appliance some time ago. I thought I would never use it. But I got suckered…sort of.

Yes, I did get a new Instant Pot. The model I got on an Amazon.com super deal moment. Instant Pot IP-LUX60 6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker, 6-Quart 1000-Watt.

And this morning after checking the slight upward swing of my fasting blood sugar count I decided that I wanted to have…to make some Congee.

There are 320,000 Google results for the phrase “Congee recipes”. When I change the search phrase to “Congee recipes, Instant Pot”, I received 74,000 results. And of course who knows how many are just duplicate copies or each other.

Well this morning I decided to pattern my Congee concoction after the “Instant Pot Congee (Jook)” from the website BudgetByte$.

Of course I did not have similar ingredients. My ingredients:

1 cup Long-grain Rice
6 cloves Garlic
2 inches fresh Ginger
6 large white Mushrooms
5 cups Chicken Broth
2 cups Water
½ tsp Salt

Toppings:

Dash of Soy Sauce
2 Green Onions
Dash of toasted Sesame Seeds.

I followed the directions for the Instant Pot.



And there was left-overs. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have made Congee on my stove-top.



Everything turned out fine, and I had me a bowl of freshly made Congee after I completed my sit-ups this morning. Will have to wait until tomorrow to see if there is any impact to my A1c calculation.

Right. I am sold on the Instant Pot.

Jim's gotta eat. Be healthy,

Jim