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Foolproof Instant Pot Long-Grain Rice – Fast & Easy!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

You can cook perfect rice in an Instant Pot using only THREE minutes of pressure-cooking time with 10 minutes natural release!

Rice is a cheap staple in my Homestead kitchen, and being able to cook it fast appeals to the lazy cook in me. You too? Read on, dear friends!

Long-grain white rice - burlap bag, green bowl, canning jar, chalkboard label, wooden measuring spoon #TexasHomesteader

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Planned Leftovers: Leftover Grilled Vegetable & Chicken Fajitas

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Planned leftovers is purposely cooking more at one meal with the intent of turning those leftovers into a completely different kind of meal the next night.

We’d purposely grilled more chicken & vegetables so I could incorporate planned leftovers for the next day (which means a night off cooking!) That excess grilled food was quickly changed into delicious homemade chicken fajitas in minutes.

Planned Leftovers - We purposely grilled more chicken breasts & vegetables so we could turn the purposeful leftovers into chicken fajitas. #TexasHomesteader

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Different Flavors Dress Up Plain Pinto Beans

by Texas Homesteader ~ 
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I cook a large amount of dried pinto beans at one time. Then I portion out and flavor them in several different ways. It’s fast because the beans have already been cooked. And we enjoy lots of variety for different meals too!

I cooked a whole 2-lb bag of dry pinto beans in my Instant Pot. But we enjoyed them several different ways so we never got bored. #TexasHomesteader

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Summer Cooking: Savory Meatloaf Recipe (Includes Solar Cooking Option)

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Meatloaf is a versatile comfort food and we enjoy it often. It’s a flexible recipe and you can use crumbled leftover meatloaf in many dishes on subsequent nights to get supper on the table FAST! 

I'm cooking up our favorite comfort food - meatloaf! I'm using my solar oven to cook it but the recipe includes standard oven directions too #TexasHomesteader

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