Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

by Cookie
Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Instant Pot Cabbage is a simple and comfort side dish ready in just minutes — a perfect dish anyone can serve next to anything.

Buttered or simply steamed in olive oil, Instant Pot Cabbage is a healthy side dish to serve next to anything, but better next to some baked meat. It pairs so great with anything you will have, and what I love most, is that cooked in an Instant Pot it takes just minutes to be done. You wouldn’t think that such a simple and easy cabbage recipe would taste so delicious and aromatic.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Why aromatic?

Simply, I have added handful cloves of garlic, paprika flakes, and some lemon juice at the end. It is an aromatic and flavourful side dish that is so soft and tender. I was eager to share this simple recipe with you some months ago, and I am glad that now I can help you with some tips.

This Instant Pot Cabbage recipe is a comfort side dish and super easy to prepare. Since I am an Instant Pot fan, I try to make as much as possible recipes. It saves me time and bad smells. I didn’t like smells in my house, but cooking in it is excellent and fabulous. If you haven’t bought one at home, you should as it is fantastic in the kitchen.

A simple recipe will make your dinner look special and unique.

If you aren’t a fan of cabbage, especially steamed, then you have to trick the dish. Adding more cloves of garlic, spices, lemon juice, butter, saves you imagination of a delicious steamed cabbage recipe. If you still think of this recipe, then you have to try it at least once.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Still hungry?

If you want it more fancy and hearty, easily add some bacon or veggies — cabbages pairs with many ingredients and tastes savoury.

You can also check other Instant Pot recipes like:

Instant Pot Broccoli

Instant Pot Chickpea

Instant Pot Black Rice

Why cooking cabbage in Instant Pot?

I adore Instant Pot and the way it makes the food. It quicks the process of cooking, emanates less smell, and is easy to wash. I make lots of dishes in Instant Pot, and I am fond of this accessory. It is a worthy investment as it isn’t expensive, but makes some super fast and delicious recipes.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

How do you steam cabbage in an instant pot?

Steaming cabbage in an Instant Pot is easy, fast, and less smell. Add butter or olive oil in the Instant Pot with some garlic cloves, let the garlic infuse the aroma and then add the cabbage. Close the lid and lock. Press the sautee or steaming button and leave it to cook for some minutes. In 7 minutes, the float valve drops so carefully open the lid. Season and serve.

Easy and simple.

What type of cabbage is best steamed?

Any kind of cabbage can be prepared in an Instant Pot. I usually love the classical green cabbage as it is softer, sweeter, but you can easily use any other you have at hand. The red/violet cabbage is harder and tends to look less fancy and more likeable on a plate.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

How do you make Instant pot cabbage?

One of my favourite side dishes is the steamed cabbage served next to my best-roasted duck. Old, but gold. I adore cabbage as it is a healthy veggie and great for digestion. It pairs excellent with meat and makes a perfect duo together. For this simple recipe, you will only need some fresh and good looking green cabbage, 1-2 carrots, one onion, some cloves of garlic and seasoning.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage Ingredients

I adore cutting all the ingredients in big pieces, as I want my cabbage to look nice and tasty on the plate. So let’s start!

Turn on the Instant Pot at sauteed or steamed program. It instantly shows you the time needed. So, pour some olive oil, add minced cloves of garlic, half/round carrots, and onion in the liquid. Mix well all the ingredients and cook at high pressure. Add the cabbage and close the lid.

Cook about 5 minutes and manually when the float valve drops carefully open the lid to avoid burning hands from the hot steam. Mix the ingredients and taste to adjust seasoning and salt.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

The cabbage has to look soft, tender, but not too mushy as you want a crispy and delicious steamed cabbage.

Serve immediately next to anything. Enjoy warm!

What to serve with instant pot cabbage?

Instant pot cabbage pairs great with any meat. Either chicken, pork, but the best option is still a duck. I adore duck with cabbage as my mom use to make me this dish, so it reminds me of my best childhood years. You can serve steamed cabbage with roasted meat, grilled seafood, pork chops, and other recipes.

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Soft and Aromatic Instant Pot Cabbage

Cookie
Instant Pot Cabbage is a simple and comfort side dish ready in just minutes—a perfect dish anyone can serve next to anything.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5mins
Cook Time 10mins
Total Time 15mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3

Equipment

  • instant pot

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Turn on the Instant pot at sauteed or steamed program. Pour some olive oil, add minced cloves of garlic, half/round carrots, and onion in the liquid. Mix well all the ingredients and cook at high pressure. In 1 minute add the cabbage and close the lid.
  • Cook about 5 minutes and manually when the float valve drops carefully open the lid. Mix the ingredients and taste to adjust seasoning and salt.
  • The cabbage has to look soft, tender, but not too mushy as you want a crispy and delicious steamed cabbage.
  • Serve immediately next to anything. Enjoy warm!
Keyword Instant Pot Cabbage, Instant Pot Cabbage Recipe
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