I have compiled a list of Pantry Recipes which can be made with easily available ingredients in the instant pot.
An ideal pantry should stock
Dry Goods – Flours, Rice, Quinoa, Lentils, Beans, Spices and Flavourings
Sauces– Soy Sauce,Vinegar
Frozen– Frozen Vegetables- peas, Brocolli etc, Frozen Protein like Chicken,Shrimp etc
Canned– Canned Tomatoes,Beans,Vegetables & Soups.
Tetrapacks– Shelf Stable Milk and Products.
Vegetables with long Shelf Life– Potatoes,Onions,Sweet Potatoes,Pumpkin,Butternut Squash & Garlic
1. Instant Pot Meatless Chili
You will need – Canned Beans,Canned Diced tomatoes,Sweet Potatoes and Quinoa.
You can make a huge batch and freeze the rest for later use.
2. Instant Pot Egg Fried Rice
You will need- Rice,Frozen Veggies & Eggs.Super easy to make and you dont have to limit yourself to eggs.
Sautéed Tofu,Shrimp and Chicken will work great too!
3. Instant Pot Moroccon inspired Chickpea Stew
You will need canned chickpeas, canned diced tomatoes,Sweet Potatoes and whatever spices you have on hand.
Do not limit yourself to just Moroccan flavours, add Indian Garam Masala or even italian herbs instead to make your version to pantry staple stew!
This is a hearty stew which makes great leftovers.
4. Instant Pot Salsa Chicken
You will need store bought Salsa,Canned Beans & Chicken Breast.Rest in my opinion is just extra fixings.There is nothing wrong with fixings but it isnt the most essential especially if you are running low on ingredients.
Add this on top of plain White or brown rice or spoon some into a soft store bought tortilla or just between two bread slices.This recipe is a keeper for all times.
5. Instant Pot Burrito Rice
Simple ingredients- Rice,Salsa,Corn and Canned Beans.Rest as usual are fixings like cheese and fresh herbs that can be omitted in case of non availabiliy.
6. Two ingredient Chicken Wings
Yes, you need only 2 ingredients to make this- Chicken Wings + your BBQ Sauce.
In fact, replace the BBQ sauce with ANY sauce of your liking to make Wings as per your choice.
7. Instant Pot Sweet & Sour chicken
You will need- Chicken,Frozen veggies,Canned Pineapple and thats all!
8. Instant Pot Indian Khichdi
All you need is Rice,Lentils &Tomatoes.Rest of the ingredients can be used on need base.
9. Instant Pot Roast Potatoes
All you need is Baby Potatoes!
10. Instant Pot Indian Dal
All you need is Lentils- Split Pigeon pea,Red lentils or Brown Lentils.Same recipe would work for all.
It goes amazingly with Rie and Breads
11. Instant Pot Pasta with Chickpeas
Super simple ingredients- Canned Chickpeas,Pasta,Tomato Paste & Garlic!