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3 Ridiculously Easy and Fast Vegan Pressure Cooker Recipes

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 by in Vegan Lifestyle | 3 comments

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Working part-time, breastfeeding my 5 month old son on demand, volunteering at church, cleaning my house and spending quality time with my family, not to mention trying to get a regular workout in can leave me feeling like I have zero time for cooking! Luckily I found a way to spend close to zero time cooking while creating healthy, delicious vegan meals for my family everyday. My go to way of making dinners is popping all the ingredients we have on hand into the pressure cooker and letting it do the work for me so that in a matter of 2 – 12 minutes we have a scrumptious meal ready to serve! Here are some of my favorite meal ideas:

Quinoa and Veggies

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups Quinoa

3 cups frozen veggies (choose your favorite kind!)

1 cup fresh, frozen or canned corn

1 14.5oz can chopped tomatoes

1 Tbsp No-salt seasoning

1 cup drained and rinsed, canned black beans (ok to substitute any of your favorite beans)

2 1/4 cups water or vegetable stock

Literally dump all the ingredients into the pressure cooker pot. Set on high pressure for 2 minutes and press start! Once the timer goes off, allow the pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes and then stir and enjoy! I like to salt this dish to taste as well as add toppings like: avocado, sriracha, hummus, lettuce, pepper or even agave syrup (I know that sounds crazy but just trust me!). I prefer using the Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker for this recipe because it has a non-stick inner pot that saves me from cleaning burnt food off of the bottom of the pot!

Chow mein

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Ingredients:

2 blocks of brown rice ramen noodles (I use this one)

1tbsp soy sauce or liquid aminos

1tbsp teriyaki sauce

1tsp chili flakes (or add more if you like!)

1cup water

1 block firm tofu (crumbled or diced)

2 cups frozen Asian style veggies

Optional 1 cup drained and rinsed, canned garbanzo beans

Break the ramen noodle blocks into halves so they fit along the bottom of the pot. Throw the rest of the ingredients on top. Close the pot, set it to high pressure for 1 minute and press start. Open the lid as soon as the timer goes off, stir and serve.

Pasta with red sauce

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This recipe is best with fresh chopped tomatoes but is easily made with canned tomatoes as well.

Ingredients:

1 can tomato paste

2 cups fresh chopped tomatoes or 16oz canned diced tomatoes

1 lb pasta noodles (whatever style you prefer)

4 cups water

1 tbsp dried basil

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp cracked pepper

6 cups fresh spinach or 4 cups frozen spinach (or any veggie you have on hand)

Optional 1 cup drained and rinsed, canned garbanzo beans

Stir all the ingredients into the pressure cooker pot. Set on high pressure for 8 minutes. Open lid and serve immediately after finished cooking. Add pepper, nutritional yeast and salt to taste.

These are all ingredients I can find in my house on a regular basis. I enjoy keeping my pantry and fridge well stocked with foods that are healthy and easy to throw together into a meal for my family! I hope this gives you inspiration on how to cook something cheap, healthy, fast, easy and delicious for you and your family!

3 Comments

  1. Going to try some of these this week! Love my pressure cooker!

  2. I love this! I’m going to try the pasta with red sauce, sound yummy! Thank you!

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