easy beef rendang | review of mayer pressure cooker

People.

Today my life has changed.

I am in awe of my new kitchen helper – the Mayer Pressure Cooker.

I cooked Beef Rendang in an hour today. Seriously.

One. Hour.

And it was melt-in-your-mouth tender.

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I know that pressure cookers are not a new thing.

I know that they cook things real quick.

Wait, let me explain.

Growing up, we never had a pressure cooker. I was introduced to pressure cookers through the cooking show, “Iron Chef”. In it, the chefs were able to cook tough cuts of meat within the 60 minute time limit set for them.

Then, I went to visit my Mother-in-law. She has a pressure cooker, and she cooked us a deliciously tender lamb stew. I was well impressed, but I still didn’t get a pressure cooker when we came back to Singapore because I was worried about it exploding.

I never said I am always rational.

Yes, I know pressure cookers do not explode but I am seriously frightened of putting one on the stove. All that heat! All that steam!!

Then, I was given a pressure cooker by Mayer.

Now, my dear readers, this is not your typical pressure cooker. It is a modern pressure cooker because it operates using electricity!

 720589009.g_400-w_gWith 8 adjustable cooking programs and 8 cooking pressures, this pressure cooker is fully automatic and even comes with a 24-hour time delay. Best of all, it has 10 unique safety mechanisms! 

I. AM. SAFE. 😀

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This pressure cooker cooks so quickly and so beautifully.

Let me share my super easy Beef Rendang recipe using (yes I am cheating!) beef rendang premix!

Start with tough cuts of beef. I got mine from the wet market, and typically, rendang beef is cut into pieces that are quite large.

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Pour the premix onto the beef and stir to mix.

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Preheat the pot of the pressure cooker. Stir-fry the beef in the cooker for about 3-4 minutes. (If you are in a real hurry, you can skip this step!)

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Whisk the coconut powder that comes with the premix in some water – I learnt from this experience that you actually need very little water when cooking with the pressure cooker!

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Pour this into the bowl of the pressure cooker.

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Lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Select “Beef” and “Essence”. When the beef is cooked, release the pressure before opening the lid.

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One hour later, the beef is not only cooked, it is also very tender.

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Skim off the excess oil. 

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Serve with rice.

IMG_1995Enjoy! 

Easy Beef Rendang
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 1.5kg beef, cut into pieces
  2. 2 packs Beef Rendang Premix - I used Prima
  3. 100ml water
To garnish
  1. Basil leaves
  2. Large chili, sliced
Instructions
  1. Start with tough cuts of beef. I got mine from the wet market, and typically, rendang beef is cut into pieces that are quite large.
  2. Pour the premix onto the beef and stir to mix.
  3. Preheat the pot of the pressure cooker. Stir-fry the beef in the cooker for about 3-4 minutes. (If you are in a real hurry, you can skip this step!)
  4. Whisk the coconut powder that comes with the premix in some water.
  5. Pour this into the bowl of the pressure cooker. Lock the lid of the pressure cooker. Select “Beef” and “Essence” (Menu & Mode).
  6. When the beef is cooked, release the pressure before opening the lid.
  7. Skim off the excess oil and serve with rice.
The Domestic Goddess Wannabe http://thedomesticgoddesswannabe.com/
Disclaimer: The Domestic Goddess Wannabe was given a Mayer pressure cooker by the kind folks at Share Food Singapore. All opinions expressed in this blog post are her own.

 

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