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Boiled Egg?

Yes! Boiled egg or eggs. How hard is it? Simple!, people will tell you. Put some water in the pan, add the eggs and turn on your stove,  bring to boil, some said 6 minutes. You are done. Some will tell you to add vinegar or clove or  baking soda. Then ice bath. Next step, shake them in the pan (did I hear Taylor Swift singing with those eggs? Shake it off lol) until all cracked then peel and you can enjoy your hard boiled egg.

While it works for some people, it doesn’t for others.  I guess we are all different. Different taste, different preferences.  I heard that where you live matters. The altitude, how fresh your egg, how many eggs you are trying to boil and on and on and on.

Why is it a big deal? Why talk about boiling egg..I might have nothing else to do you must think. No I think we are all agree on one thing..nobody like the greenish hard boiled egg. Nobody really enjoy peeling hard boiled egg.

Well as you already knew, no you don’t know because I have been slacking or too busy boiling eggs and forgot to update my blog *shame on me*. I have been doing whole30 since April 20th this year. My goal is to lower my blood sugar. I heard about this awesome lifestyle change through one wonderful lady I met on the Instant Pot FB community. Long story short, I have been able to get that down within a short period of time and guess what….

No craving for the awesome goodness of my weaknesses, chocolate, pasta, bread, cake..yes all those yummy stuffs. Yes I know they are good. But I am not craving for those. I went to a bakery to get some for my son, he ate in front of me and it did not bother me at all.

My coworker is joining the band wagon. She doesn’t really need to do it but I am so glad she does. Her support means a lot to me. So does my husband and son.

Back to boiling egg…Instant pot. Yes Instant pot, pressure cooker..whatttt?.

Boil your egg in pressure cooker. 3 minutes for soft to medium boiled egg. 6 minutes for hard boiled egg. I usually do a dozen at once. I heard you can do couple dozens at once. For me, it is perfect everytime. And it’s speedy fast. Only need 1 cup of water and therefore it’s fast for the Instant Pot to reached pressure, put the trivet or rack in, arrange your eggs on the trivet, closed the lid and the vent, then start the 3 minutes manual. Once beep, release preasure by opening the vent. Take the egg out and into ice bath for 1 minute or so and crack them to peel.

I like to play with my food. I do my egg fight everytime. I bonked 2 eggs to each other…always 1 winner 1 loser..the loser will cracked and you will do this until it looks like a mosaic of egg shell. Peel from the bottom as there’s always a space from the shell on the bottom with the egg and therefore it’s easier to grab the membrane. Once you get that part, it will peel like paper. There you go another way to “boil” eggs.

See it’s  not hard..

Another thing that I was scared to do in the Instant Pot was rice. I grew up with the magic of rice cooker and always get perfect steamed rice everytime. Alas, one day my rice cooker decided to not working anymore. Yes she quit she said. And went straight into retirement. What do I do? I am asian, I need my rice. I don’t like instant rice. So there… research time. Browse here and there and decided to use Instant Pot to do the rice.  I am just glad I did. It is … again..faster and fluffy white rice. I like jasmine rice. So here is what i do. 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice into the instant pot liner, wash and rinse the rice, then add 2 1/2 cups of water, a pinch of salt and put the liner into the base and closed the lid and vent. Press manual 3 minutes and walk away. Once it beeped, let it goes into warming zone for 7 minutes before you release the pressure. Open the lid to see this fluffy perfectly cooked rice.

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So you see why I love my Instant Pot. I love it so much I decided to got myself another one for my birthday couple months ago. Now they are selling the bigger one 8 quarts..debating whether to get it or not. Decision decision. …oh well as long and these 2 still works, I should sit back and enjoy my rice and eggs and live happily ever after.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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