Steps to follow:-
To make a Pot Spaghetti:
To make a Pot Spaghetti:
- In a medium bowl, stir together the water, tomatoes and their juices, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, oregano, spinach, kosher salt and whole basil leaves.
- Ladle just enough of the tomato mixture into the Instant Pot to cover the bottom.
- Break the spaghetti noodles in half. Working in batches, add the noodles to the Instant Pot in a fan shape so that they stack on each other, making as much space between the noodles as possible (if the noodles are directly next to each other they clump up — it doesn’t have to be perfect, just try to fan them out to make space).
- Pour remaining sauce over the spaghetti.
- Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes:- Press the Pressure Cook button, making sure the “High Pressure” setting is selected, and set the time. Note that it takes about 10 minutes for the pot to “preheat” and come up to pressure before it starts cooking. (During cooking, avoid touching the metal part of the lid.)
- Quick release:- Vent the remaining steam from the Instant Pot by moving the pressure release handle to “Venting”, covering your hand with a towel or hot pad. Never put your hands or face near the vent when releasing steam. Open the pressure cooker lid.
- Open the lid and stir, removing any clumps. Then remove the pot from the Instant Pot and allow to cool for 3 to 5 minutes for the sauce to thicken slightly. The sauce will thicken even more as it cools. Ladle into bowls and serve.
How to consume:
- Top whole leaves onto pizza.
- Finish pasta with whole or thinly sliced leaves.
- Blend it into sauces.
- Puree it into soups.
- Chop it up to add to a salad.
- Use it to garnish avocado toast.
- Turn it into an ice cream topping! Jazz up vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries, basil, and a balsamic reduction.
|Nutritional Value||Special Facts|
|Vitamin k, which offers healthy dose of blood clotting.||Basil is native to tropical Asia and belongs to the mint family.|
|Vitamin A, provide 27% of the Recommended Dietary Allowance.||Store it in a glass of water at room temperature out of direct sunlight. The fresh leaves are the parts mostly used, but you may use the flower buds for garnish or in a salad.|
|Iron,a component of haemoglobin in the red blood cells||Lettuce Basil has wrinkled large leaves and perfect for salads. Very popular in Southern Italy.|
|Essential oils such as eugenol, citronellal, are known to have anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.|
|Zea-xanthin, a yellow flavonoid carotenoid compound, found to filter harmful UV rays from reaching he retina.|