Do you love Brussels Sprouts? If I had to make a guess, I’d say most people probably don’t do backflips for them ~ if placed next to a plate of cookies .. 98% of people would probably reach for the cookies… right? 😉
I know I’m right.
We got them in our CSA bag, and believe it or not, they are well loved here in our house. My husband LOVES them – I like them, and they cook really easily in the Instant Pot. They are great for you too – lots of Vitamin K and Vitamin C – – one serving exceeds your daily allowance for vitamin C, which should give you great reason to eat them a few times a week.
If you don’t have a Steamer Basket, it’s worthwhile to invest in a good quality one – you can get cheaper baskets elsewhere but ours holds up superb, and we use it several times a week – it’s a bit more to buy a quality steamer basket but it’s also an investment.
If you don’t have Pine Nuts, you can pick up a 1 1/2 lb bag at Costco for just $21 – they last a long time, as they really are used sparingly in salads and vegetable dishes.
They are not too tricky to cook – but you don’t want to over-cook them because they will lose some of their nutritional benefits. So steaming for a short period of time is best. If you have an Instant Pot, you will want to give the silicone ring a good wash after making these too because it gets rather smelly. Just take the ring out and soak in a little dish soap with baking soda and dry on the counter.
Prepare the Brussels Sprouts by washing them, then removing the outer leaves before putting in the steamer basket. If some of your Brussels Sprouts are quite large, then cut them in half for uniformity – that way they will cook evenly.
And pay attention to the Instant Pot – you don’t want to let them sit too long after they are done.. try not to get sidetracked our you will have some mushy Sprouts.
- 1 lb. Brussels Sprouts
- Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
- 1/4 C. Pine Nuts
- In the Instant Pot, set the trivet, and then place the steamer basket atop.
- Pour in 1 C. Water.
- Then add the Brussels Sprouts on top of the steamer basket.
- Lock the lid, and set on Manual (high pressure) for 3 minutes.
- Once the pot is done (beeps) do a quick release.
- Season with Olive Oil, Salt, and Pepper, and sprinkle with Pine Nuts.