INSTANT POT VEGAN PASTA | vegan bolognese recipe

INSTANT POT VEGAN PASTA | vegan bolognese recipe



Hey, guys. Today we’re making one of my
favorite foods – pasta! But it’s not your
ordinary pasta because we’ll be cooking
it in the Instant Pot. And I’ll be
making a vegan bolognese to go along
with it. That’s it for now so here’s the
recipe for this Instant Pot Vegan
Bolognese.
For the tofu, I recommend buying a firm variety and try to buy organic if you can. Because tofu has a
lot of water you’re gonna want to drain
the excess water before you cook it. All
you need to do is place the block of
tofu on a cutting board, put some paper
towels below it and above the tofu. Put a
heavy cookbook or a heavy skillet on top
of the tofu and weigh it down with a can
of beans or something like that. That
weight will remove the excess water from
the tofu and you’ll need about 30
minutes to do that.
To start this dish, we’re going to brown the tofu in the Instant Pot, so turn on
your Instant Pot to the Saute function
and crumble in one 16-ounce block of
firm tofu.
Tofu is pretty bland on its own, which is
probably why some people don’t care for it.
So the seasonings are where it’s at.
I’m using garlic powder, thyme, oregano,
black pepper, and for some spiciness, I’m
using red chili flakes, chili powder and
cayenne pepper. Saute the tofu and spices for about five minutes until the tofu
begins to brown. Then remove it from the
Instant Pot and set it aside.
Next you’ll want to prepare the vegetables. I’m dicing up one onion, 1/2 cup of mushrooms,
and two stalks of celery.
Add some more olive oil to your Instant
Pot and sauté the veggies for a few
minutes until they’re browned and softened. Then add the cooked tofu back to the Instant Pot.
The final step is to just layer
everything in your Instant Pot – the
vegetables, the tofu, the pasta, and then
some marinara sauce, diced tomatoes and
vegetable stock. It couldn’t be simpler.
Just make sure that your pasta is
submerged under all of the liquid so
that it cooks perfectly.
To determine how much time to cook your pasta in the Instant Pot, just consult
the cooking time on your box of pasta.
Take that number, divide it by 2 and then
subtract 1. For instance, this box of
penne pasta that I’m using called for 12
minutes, so I divided it by 2 which is 6
minutes, and then subtracted 1, which is 5
minutes. So you can cook pasta in the
Instant Pot in just 5 minutes.
Seal your Instant Pot, put it on manual
mode and set it to high pressure for
five minutes.
Once the five minutes is up, you’re going
to do a manual quick release of the
pressure cooker to release the steam
quickly. On the Instant Pot, that just
means switching the knob from sealing to
venting. And once the steam stops you can
open the pressure cooker. It might take a
few times before the knob stops sputtering.
Give the pasta a good stir
and then it’s ready to eat. That’s it!
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INSTANT POT VEGAN PASTA | vegan bolognese recipe


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