What is the Ninja Foodi?
To cut a long story short, the Ninja Foodi is a kitchen ‘do-it-all’. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, and steamer with the ability to crisp everything nicely thanks to its Tendercrisp Technology. That means it can bake, grill, roast and broil. You can pressure cook something and still get a crisp top. Amazing!
The one thing that really works for me is that the Ninja Foodi acts as a one-pot wonder. You can cook meat, grains and veggies all at the same time. Not only is it time-saving but also it’s just so much easier. From less washing up to tastier meals. I’m so on board with the Ninja Foodi. I’ve already downloaded two cookbooks to help me be more adventurous with it. You can cook food up to 70% quicker in the Ninja Foodi. That alone is a reason to have one.
It’s as attractive on the eye as it is efficient in the kitchen. In jet black with aluminium details, it will sit pretty in almost any kitchen. We’ve already given away our old air fryer and slow cooker because we just don’t need it anymore.
One of the favourite meals so far that’s all made in the Ninja Foodi is Teriyaki Chicken with coconut rice. I LOVE coconut rice. It’s one of my favourite things to have for dinner. On the stove it usually takes about 30 mins and it can sometimes be hit or miss on if it turns out well. But with the Ninja Foodi, actual cooking time is 2 minutes for rice like this. It’s unbelievable!
To help you get in the swing of using your own Foodi, here’s how to make my current dish of the day!
Teriyaki Chicken with Coconut Rice
500g Skinless Chicken Breast
200g Long Grain Rice
500ml Coconut Milk
200ml Cold Water
1 Tbsp. Dried Thyme
½ Tsp. Salt and Pepper
Pomegranate Seeds (optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
60g Teriyaki Sauce
Place the rice, thyme, and coconut milk in the pot and stir.
Place the chicken on to the reversible rack and place on top of the rice.
Put on the pressure-cooking lid and make sure the vent is set to seal. Power on the Ninja Foodi. Press ‘Pressure’, make sure the temperature is set on ‘HI’ and put the timer to two minutes. Press Start.
Wait for the pressure to build. This should take approx. 8 minutes. Then the pressure cook will begin for a further two minutes. There will be a timer on the Ninja Foodi so you don’t need to time anything yourself.
While the pressure is building, cut the broccoli into approx. 5cm florets and toss in olive oil. Leave to one side.
Once the pressure-cooking has stopped. Allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes is up, turn the valve to vent and allow the rest of the pressure to release.
Remove the chicken and brush liberally with Teriyaki Sauce. With the chicken still on the tray, place the broccoli around it.
Add the remaining water to the rice and stir.
Then pop the tray with the chicken and broccoli back in the Ninja Foodi. Close the Air Crisp lid.
Press the grill button and the set the time for 12 minutes. Check half way through cooking so you can judge how crisp you want your food. You can stop it or add more minutes on to it at any point.
Once completed to your liking, serve the food and sprinkle with the pomegranate if desired.
Eat & Enjoy!
*This is a paid collaboration with Ninja Kitchen