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Instant Precision Dutch Oven Slow Cooked Pot Roast & Rice Pilaf – Complete Meal Recipe




Imagine a pot that’s not just a pot—it’s your secret weapon in the kitchen. The Instant Precision Dutch Oven is a fancy name for a super-smart cooking pot that does a lot more than your regular one, this is from the makers of Instant Pot.

What Makes It Awesome?

  1. Control Freak in a Good Way: It’s like having a magic dial that lets you pick the exact temperature you want. No more guessing games—your dishes turn out perfect every time.
  2. Time Saver Extraordinaire: It’s quick! Food cooks faster, so you spend less time waiting and more time enjoying your meal.
  3. Mr. Versatility: This cooking pot can also be placed over the stovetop and in the oven. You can do almost anything with it—roast, sear, braise, slow cook & it also acts like a saucepan.
  4. Sealed for Freshness: When you close the lid, all the flavors and juices stay inside. That means your food comes out tasting incredibly good.

Things to Keep in Mind

  1. It’s Pricier: This pot is like the Rolls Royce of cooking pots. It might cost more than your regular pot, but it’s a long-term investment for top-notch cooking.
  2. New Tricks to Learn: You might need a bit of practice to get used to the fancy temperature settings. It’s not hard, just different!
  3. Needs Electricity: Unlike old-school pots, this one needs a plug. So, it’s not as portable as the classic pot.

Is It Worth It?

If you love cooking and want to feel like a kitchen wizard, this pot is a winner. But if you’re okay with simpler stuff or have a tight budget, a regular pot works just fine.

Final Thoughts

The Instant Precision Dutch Oven is like having a sous chef in your kitchen. It’s smart, efficient, and makes your food taste fantastic. Sure, it’s a bit fancy and needs a power socket, but the results? Totally worth it.

In the world of cooking, the Instant Precision Dutch Oven is the superhero you never knew you needed—making delicious meals with precision and style.

Watch My Detailed Review Video

Ever since I bought this Dutch oven, I’ve been cooking a variety of dishes in it. All the dishes have turned incredibly delicious and flavorful.

Sharing the recipes for making two of my favorite dishes: Pot Roast and Rice Pilaf.

Instant Precision Dutch Oven Slow-Cooked Pot Roast

Instant Precision Dutch Oven Slow-Cooked Pot Roast
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 people
For making the spice mix
  • Paprika- 2 tsp
  • Ground allspice- 2 tsp
  • Ground cumin- 1½ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- 1 tsp
  • Dried oregano- 2 tsp
  • Dried thyme, sprigs- 4 sprigs or 1 tbsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
For cooking
  • Olive oil- 2 tbsp
  • Top sirloin beef roast- 2 lbs or 1 kg (or use chuck, round or brisket cuts)
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Garlic cloves, halved- 4 large cloves
  • Shallots, diced- 3 (or use 1 onion)
  • Balsamic vinegar- 2 tbsp
  • Light Soy sauce- 2 tbsp
  • Water- 1 cup (or add beef broth)
For cooking veggies
  • Potatoes, cut into chunks- 2 or 3
  • Carrots, cut into large round cuts- 2
  • Cornstarch- 1 tbsp, mixed in 2 tbsp cold water
  1. I've taken 2 lbs or 1 kg top sirloin beef roast. Chuck, round, or brisket cuts can be used for making the pot roast.
  2. To a bowl, add all the ingredients mentioned for 'making the spice mix', combine well.
  3. You can literally add any kind of spices, seasonings or dried herbs of your choice.
  4. Spread the spice mix all over the beef.
  5. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. If you have more time, let marinate for 2 to 3 hours.
  6. Turn on the Instant precision Dutch oven.
  7. Place the cooking pot into the cooker base.
  8. Select sear/saute setting. Set the time to 30 minutes. This setting has a default temperature of 400 F or 204 C. Click start.
  9. It will first preheat, after preheating display will show add food.
  10. Add oil to the cooking pot.
  11. Place the marinated beef in the oil, sear for 3 minutes let the bottom side turn golden brown in color.
  12. Flip over & let all the sides sear well.
  13. Add garlic, dried bay leaves, shallots, combine well.
  14. Add balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, combine well for a minute.
  15. Add water & combine well. Instead of water you can also add beef broth.
  16. Close the cooking pot with its lid.
  17. Cancel Sear/saute setting.
  18. Select Slow cook setting, set the time to 4 hours. This setting has a default temperature of 203 F or 95 C. Click start.
  19. For 2 to 2.5 lbs beef, slow cook for 4 hours.
  20. For 3 lbs to 4 lbs beef, slow cook for 6 hours.
  21. After 2.5 hours of slow cooking, I've added diced carrots & potatoes to the pot.
  22. Let slow cook for the remaining 1.5 hours.
  23. After total 4 hours of slow cooking, display will show keeping warm, will go into warm mode.
  24. Fork-tender, juicy & tender pot roast will be ready along with rich, flavorful gravy & slow-cooked potatoes & carrots.
  25. If you want to thicken the gravy, take the slow-cooked pot roast out of the pot & transfer to a large bowl.
  26. In a bowl, combine 1 tbsp cornstarch with 2 tbsp cold water.
  27. Click on Manual mode, click twice so that Mode 2 will be selected.
  28. Mode 2 has a temperature range of 212 F to 300 F (Mode 1 temperature range is 77 F to 203 F).
  29. Set the temperature to 300 F & time to 30 minutes. Click start.
  30. Let the gravy come to a slight boil, add the cornstarch slurry & combine well.
  31. The gravy will thicken right away, cook for a minute.
  32. Cancel Manual mode.
  33. The pot is super hot, use the silicone handle covers to take the pot out of the cooker base, place the pot on the silicone protective pad.
  34. Slice the pot roast & serve on plates.
  35. Top the pot roast with potatoes & carrots & pour some gravy over the pot roast.
  36. The pot roast has turned super moist & it just melted in my mouth, the gravy is incredibly flavorful.

Rice Pilaf

Instant Precision Dutch Oven Rice Pilaf
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 4 people
  • Ghee or clarified butter- 1 tbsp
  • Dried bay leaves- 2
  • Mixed veggies- 1½ cups
  • Homemade Spice mix- 2 tbsp
  • Salt- 1½ tsp
  • White basmati rice, rinsed- 1½ cups
  • Water- 3 cups
For making the spice mix
  • Ground coriander seeds- 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon powder- 1½ tsp
  • Ground black pepper- 1½ tsp
  • Ground cardamom- 1½ tsp
  • Ground allspice- 1½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1½ tsp
  • Ground cloves- 1 tsp
  • Ground nutmeg- ¾ tsp
  1. I've used white basmati rice, take the rice in a strainer & rinse under running water. If you prefer you can soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.
  2. I made a homemade spice mix that I use for making Middle Eastern dishes.
  3. In a bowl, combine all the above-mentioned spices. This can be stored in an air-tight container.
  4. Keep the cooking pot in the cooker base.
  5. Click on Manual mode, click twice to select Mode 2, set the temperature to 300 F & time 30 minutes, click start.
  6. After preheating, the display will show add food.
  7. Add ghee, dried bay leaves, saute for a few seconds.
  8. Add mixed veggies chopped small. I've added beans, corn & carrots.
  9. Saute for 2 minutes.
  10. I've added 2 tbsp of the spice mix. Any kind of spices, or seasonings can be added.
  11. Combine well.
  12. Add the rinsed basmati rice, combine well.
  13. Add water, instead of water you can also add chicken stock.
  14. Add salt, combine well.
  15. Close the pot with its lid.
  16. I reduced the temperature to 250 F & set the time to 15 minutes & click start.
  17. After 15 minutes, fluffy & soft rice pilaf will be ready.
  18. Enjoy with the slow-cooked pot roast.



Thas is the author of Cooking with Thas, a popular food blog with recipes from Indian, American and Fusion Cuisines. She has been blogging since 2009 and been featured in several magazines. Read more...