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Friday
Dec172010

George Foreman Smart Kitchen Multicooker - For Healthy Cooking

You might remember awhile ago I posted a review about the George Foreman Evolve Grill.  Well I recently got to try out another George Foreman product that aids in healthier cooking; the Smart Kitchen Multicooker.  I could seriously use this for most of the meals I make.

First let me share with you the many uses for the Smart Kitchen Multicooker.

The 26-cup capacity cooking vessel lets you make so much more than just rice – you can steam fish and vegetables, prepare a delicious stew or stroganoff, or even make sauces with ease.

I did start with rice though.  We eat a lot of rice in our home, and I was planning on replacing the rice cooker I had been using, so this was quite opportune for me!  It couldn’t be any simpler to make rice in this small appliance.  Following the instructions you use the portioned cup to measure your rice and then you fill the liquid you want to cook it with up to the appropriate line. 

 

The Intelli-Probe digital control offers preset rice-specific settings.  So I just set it to white rice and walked away.  What resulted was the best rice we have ever had.  Really.  The one thing you do have to be careful of though is that once your rice is cooked, it goes into a ‘warm’ mode, but you need to stir or watch the rice carefully at that point because will start to brown on the bottom, and get a bit crusty.

I also made a beef stew in it.  I browned my meat in it first, and then I added the rest of the ingredients, and essentially used it like a crockpot from that point and left it on simmer for a few hours, and it was delicious.  There’s nothing like having only one item to clean when you’re done cooking!

Orange Chicken and Chicken Noodle soup came out wonderfully as well.  (I had already dished out most of the Orange Chicken before I took the picture, which is why the multicooker looks so empty!)

 

Then I made this fantastic dish as well.  It’s based off a recipe that I originally picked up at Crockpot 365.  The combination of ingredients sound strange, but it is super tasty.

Ingredients;

1 bag of Tyson precooked diced chicken breast
1 cup of ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce
shredded cheese

Place the chicken in the multicooker.  Mix the ranch dressing and teriyaki sauce together and then pour over the chicken and cover all the chicken.  Cover, and set the multicooker on 250 for about an hour or an hour 15 minutes.  If you want to cook off some of the sauce, up the heat closer to the end to 350 until you have cooked off some of the liquid.  (Be carefully not to cook off too much, or you will burn your chicken on the bottom).  Sprinkle as much cheese on as you want, cover and let it sit until the cheese is melted.  Serve with noodles.

 

The Smart Kitchen Multicooker also comes with a stainless steel steaming basket that has room to steam fish and vegetables for the family.  I haven’t used this feature yet, but plan to try steaming some salmon in it this coming week.

The multicooker is so easy to use, just plug it in, put your food in it, choose the setting on the Intelli-probe, close the lid and wait until it’s done.  It’s really that simple.  You’ll be eating delicious, tasty and healthy food. It is also very suitable for pretty much anything you would use a dutch oven or electric frying pan for.

The Smart Kitchen Multicooker is available at George Foreman Healthy Cooking for $79.99 but right now it’s on sale for $39.99!

This post was written for Family Review Network & George Formean Healthy Cooking who provided the complimentary product for review & giveaway in exchange for my honest opinions.

 

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