On special at ALDI Australia on 26th May 2011.
This Lumina Pressure Cooker/Rice Cooker/Slow Cooker was $59.00 today, 26th May 2011, at ALDI in Queensland.
It is actually not too bad. Cooks rice in 10 minutes, just pressing the rice button. I had no idea about water and rice quantities, but it came out OK, although still a bit wet. The rice did dry itself out after a short while, and it tasted OK.
Mine didn’t have the measuring cup and spoon though. I may ask at ALDI if they have any spares.
The advertised ceramic pot though, is not ceramic, it is non-stick aluminium.
Two things to watch out for, for those of us that haven’t used a pressure cooker for many years, or even ever.
1: Do NOT touch the top to see if it is hot. (see label on lid)
2: Do NOT release steam immediately after it finishes, when the Warm/Cancel light begins to flash. (see manual page 14)
I learned both the hard way 🙂
One thing I have just remembered. Do not store the pressure cooker with the lid locked in place, as this can damage the rubber seal. Store the lid upside down.
A selection of Pressure Cooker Cookbooks from www.fishpond.com.au:
Pressure Cooker Recipes:
Chicken Curry using MAGGI bases:
1pkt of MAGGI Chicken Curry Recipe Base.
1 tbsp oil.
500g skinless chicken thigh or breast, trimmed and chopped coarsley.
1 onion, sliced.
270mL can light coconut cream.
6 chat potatoes (240g), halved.
Heat oil in pressure cooker, add chicken, cook for 2 minutes or until browned.
Add onion; cook for 1 minute.
Stir in light coconut cream and MAGGI Recipe Base, and add potatoes.
(edit for the Electric version: The above must be done in a saucepan, then transferred to the pressure cooker)
Secure lid and bring cooker to high pressure. Cook 15 minutes.
Release pressure and remove lid.
Pressure Cooking Cookbooks
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