Crock-Pot Express Crock Multi-Cooker Review and Demo
How and what to cook in a multicooker?
Laziness is the engine of progress! How many inventions have been invented by mankind to facilitate their own lives. So, in the kitchens of many people, a multicooker has settled, the purpose of which is to reduce the involvement of a person in cooking.
Now you don't have to stand over the stove for several hours to cook chicken, fish or porridge, just load the food into the multicooker and leave it, while doing other things yourself at this time.
At the end of the required time, the culinary miracle machine will invite the whole family to the kitchen to taste a delicious lunch!
How to cook in a slow cooker?
Cooking in a wonderful machine is very simple, the main thing is to read the instructions. Usually, you need to prepare all the products, then load them into the machine and select the desired mode, after which you can leave the miracle machine and go about business.
When the dish is ready, the multicooker will notify you with a special signal. It will go into warming mode if not turned off and the food will remain warm.
Many models also have a delayed start function, thanks to which you can prepare breakfast or dinner at a specific time. That is, you can load food into the machine in the evening, set the timer, and in the morning the multicooker will turn on itself and prepare breakfast.
A miracle machine is a very convenient thing in the household, especially for lazy people and those who have little time to cook. You can cook anything from simple cereals to gourmet desserts in the multicooker.
Simple multicooker recipes: porridge
Cooking porridge in a slow cooker is easy. Moreover, they turn out to be as tasty and aromatic as on a live fire. If you have purchased this device recently, you can first practice your culinary skills on porridge.
For the first time, you should try to cook buckwheat. Rinse the groats in cold water until the debris stops floating up. Then put in a multicooker bowl and pour water, water should be 2 times more than buckwheat. Usually buckwheat is cooked for an hour on the mode of the same name, or on the mode cooking .
If you want to know how to cook buckwheat in a multicooker even more fragrant and tasty, you should apply one little secret. Before boiling, melt the butter in a bowl, put the washed buckwheat, turn on the baked goods mode and fry it for 10 minutes. Then add water, salt andcook for another 1 hour.
Cooking porridge in a wonderful machine is a sheer pleasure, you do not need to constantly monitor them, fearing that water or milk will run away, that the pan will burn. You just need to put the porridge in a bowl, fill it with water or milk and choose the appropriate mode. For cereals with milk, there is even a special mode called milk porridge .
This mode produces great oatmeal, which many people choose to eat early in the day to recharge their batteries. So, how to cook porridge for breakfast in a multicooker?
Usually there is not enough time in the morning, because of this breakfast for most people is limited to a cup of coffee or tea. However, using a multicooker, you can prepare a full, hearty, healthy breakfast in advance. To do this, pour a glass of oatmeal into a bowl, add salt, sugar to taste, a little butter, pour in water or milk.
Close the lid of the machine, select the milk porridge mode and set the delayed start. In the morning, at the appointed time, the multicooker will turn on and cook the oatmeal just in time for breakfast.
Spaghetti in a slow cooker
Having learned how to cook porridge in a slow cooker, you can proceed to more complex dishes. I wonder how to cook spaghetti in a slow cooker? It is necessary to select the mode steam cooking , set the time: 7 minutes.
Pour water into a bowl, salt, wait until it boils, put spaghetti. When the pasta is softened and completely settled in the bowl, you can close the lid of the multicooker and do other things. After the due date, the device will turn off and give a signal. The spaghetti is ready, you need to drain the water and rinse the pasta as usual.
If you want to cook pasta with minced meat, then first you need to fry the minced meat in the baking mode for 20-25 minutes, then put the spaghetti and pour them with three glasses of boiling water, wait until they are soaked. Set the mode pilaf and close the lid, wait for the ready signal. Before serving, spaghetti should be well mixed with minced meat.
Those who like spaghetti with minced meat will also like cannelloni. They take a little longer to cook than pasta, but well worth the effort.
For cannelloni cooking in a slow cooker you need the following ingredients :
- cannelloni - 12 pcs.,
- minced meat - 500 gr.
- onion - 1 pc.
- hard cheese - 50 gr.
- tomato paste - 2 tbsp l.,
- garlic - 2-3 cloves,
- olive oil - 3 tbsp l.,
- sour cream - 150 gr.
- green onions,
First, you need to finely chop the onion, chop the garlic, mix them with minced meat, salt and pepper. Fill cannellonand minced meat, grease the multicooker bowl with olive oil, lay out the finished tubes in layers, pour each layer with sour cream and tomato paste sauce, plus salt and pepper to taste.
Sprinkle with cheese on top. Pour boiling water over the tubes so that the top layer is not completely covered. Close the lid, select the pilaf mode. When the signal sounds, the cannelloni are ready!
Second courses in the multicooker
All dishes that can be cooked in a wonderful machine cannot be listed. However, it is definitely worth mentioning fish and meat, because it is them that most people prefer to use for the second. How to cook fish in a slow cooker?
There are thousands of fish recipes in a slow cooker. It can be boiled, fried, baked, stewed. However, steaming the fish is most beneficial.
What kind of fish to cook, everyone decides for himself, based on personal preferences. First you need to marinate fish, for example salmon or salmon.
After the piece is peeled and washed, it must be salted, pepper, poured with lemon juice and marinated for 20-30 minutes. At this time, you can prepare the multicooker: pour hot water, set the mode steam cooking .
Put fish in the basket, put the basket in the apparatus and set the timer for 25 minutes. Close the lid, after the set time a signal will sound - the fish is ready!
Diet meals in a slow cooker are very easy and pleasant to prepare, but sometimes you want something more festive and harmful. On special occasions, most often housewives tend to cook meat dishes. Very often, baked chicken or turkey is placed at the top of the table.
On the one hand, poultry meat is considered dietary, on the other hand, it is a very satisfying and tasty treat. How to cook chicken in a slow cooker?
Chicken is usually cooked in pieces in a wonderful machine, since not all bowls fit a whole bird. However, you can choose a smaller individual in the store and bake it whole. First you need to defrost the bird, wash and grate it on all sides and inside with salt, spices, garlic. Leave to marinate for half an hour or an hour in the refrigerator.
If desired, you can stuff the bird with apples or other fruits. Then you should put the chicken into the bowl, breast down. Set the mode to baking and the time is 1 hour. Close the lid and press the start button. After exactly half an hour, turn the bird over to the other side. Leave for another half hour until fully cooked. That's all, you can serve it to the table!
Cook with pleasure and please your loved ones with delicious and healthy food!