I enjoy a variety of dishes in my food, however to many, it might seem a tough task to cook varied choices when you are not able to cook them in a larger volume. Especially when you are cooking for a very small family for one or two, it does not seem to be anyway economical. So here’s what I usually do, if you have done your groceries in bulk, try separating them into smaller portions and servings before freezing them. Each time you need to cook, you only need to handle one small portion of the separated serving which makes de-frosting of it faster and easier too !
And for full time workers like myself who does not have the luxury of time to prepare elaborate dishes at times, some very practical appliances can be pretty useful, and in particular a pressure cooker. All that you gotta do is to dump everything in the huge pot, pressure cook it, and you get your piping hot dish in a fraction of the time.
Here’s to cooking a fuss free and simple meal for 1 to 2 in 30 minutes. I pressure cook a Szechuan Vegetable Pork Ribs soup in the new Tefal Clipsominut Duo 2 in 1 Pressure cooker for approximately 30 minutes.
And while it is cooking, I fried the eggs, cooked the vegetables and grilled a salmon fish respectively. If you are looking for a healthy weekday home-cooked dinner with varieties yet effortlessly, here’s quite the best you can get. A pressure cooker is pretty awesome in my opinion, as it does not requires me to keep a tab on it and the fact that you can get the pork ribs in your soup so tenderly soft that it’s falling off the bones in a fraction of the time as compared to normal cooking. This, in particularly, is most ideal for someone like me who’s forever pressed for time yet desiring home cooked food that needs to be stirred up efficiently henceforth.
I love kitchen appliances that are useful friendly and does not require me to scratch my heads over its functions and use. So this Tefal Clipsominut Duo 2 in 1 Pressure cooker suits me well, considering it has only 3 easy functions to maneuver, pressure cook, release pressure and stewed mode.
Isn’t it comforting and warm to go back to a bowl of piping hot home cooked soup waiting for you after a day’s of hard work in your job ? Kudos to such invention that allows none-stay-at-home-cooks to be able to still stir up something healthy and delightful at the end of each work day !
- 150g Sichuan vegetable (cut into quarters, soaked for at least half an hour and drained well)
- 250g pork ribs
- 1 carrot, cut into chunks
- some button mushrooms
- 3 tbsp of button mushroom water
- 1 tbsp white peppercorns
- 1L water
- salt to taste (optional)
- Blanch the pork ribs in some boiling water until they turn white in colour. Rinse them over the tap water and drain well.
- Place the white peppercorns in a soup stock bag and add them to the pressure cooker pot together with the blanch pork ribs, carrots, button mushrooms, mushroom water and szechuan vegetable and water.
- Pressure cook for approximately 25-30 minutes.
- Release the pressure completely and check if pork ribs is cooked to desired tenderness.
- If not, pressure cook for another 10 minutes or so.
- Serve the soup hot immediately.