My review of the Ninja cooking system: a few weeks ago I was invited to a Ninja Cooking system party. During the party we learned about all the cool functions of the Ninja. The Ninja is a slow cooker with a stove top and bake function. Which means you can brown your meat without going to a stove top. The ninja does it all in one place. No moving of hot pots around the kitchen, so it is safe with little kids running around under foot. The Ninja also has a backing function, you can bake brownies, cakes and more.
There is a also a steam basket which allows you to layer your meals. You can put you pasta, rice, and or couscous with veggies on the bottom of the ninja then place your protein in the steam basket to cook to perfection leaving all the favor in the meat. The protein cooks with steam allowing for the moisture to stay in the food.
So once I received the Ninja and I had to try it out. My husband could not wait to see it it worked, we used it the 1st night. He wanted to try out the pasta method. He cooked ground Italian sausage in the ninja and then added the other ingredients the sauce, dry pasta, and 4 cups of water in the Ninjia and cook for 20 minutes. The result awesome baked pasta, I loved it because it was not watery, yet fully cooked the tomato sauce and sausage flavor was infused the pasta.
This Sunday I get to church and realize it is the pot luck luncheon. So I skip the sermon ran home and made my potluck pasta in less than 30 minutes. I made the pasta, transfer it to my pot luck dish put cheese on top threw it under the oven broiler then brought a pipping hot dish to church. The Ninja saved me from embarrassment. I received a a ton of complements on my pot luck dish.
Next I made Ginger Beef using the layering method cooking in stages.
- 1 lb of stew meat sliced ( or an inexpensive cut)
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 tbls of oil (vegetable or sesame oil)
- 3 carrots peeled and Jillane
- 1/4 tbls powered ginger
- 2 tbls of soy sauce
- 2 cups of rice
- 3 cups of water
- 1 (14oz) can of beef broth
- 1 head of broccoli cut
- Turn Ninjia to stove top high add oil Cook onions till golden and caramelized
- add beef, ginger to ninja cook till beef is brown
- add soy and carrot
- turn to slow cooker function cook for 1-2 hours on slow cooker till the beef in infused and tender
- Add 3 cups of water, 1 can of beef broth and 2 cups of uncooked dry rice cook for 2o minutes on Ninja stove top function
- Add uncooked broccoli to top of rice, cover cook another 5-10 minutes till rice is cooked and broccoli is tender
Mix broccoli in serve and enjoy Finally thoughts: Why I really love the Ninja cooking system.
- It is easy to use
- Variety of functions backing, stove top, steam, and slow cooker
- I am excited to bring it camping when we go next year.
- Options It gives me so many different things I can make
- Healthy way to cook with less oil
- Keeps moisture in the food
- Clean up is so easy, because it is one pot so no extra stainer too clean (less pots)
- Ninja cooking system easy non stick surface.
- Ninja in stores is approximately $159.99 and the $199.99 is the price for the online package, as it comes with some additional items.
This is the beginning of my Ninja adventure.. I cant wait to see what I can make with it going forward.. chicken and dumplings maybe??
Do you have a Ninja Cooking System I would love to read what you tried ? link your post
Disclosure : I received my Ninja for the purpose of this review. All the opinions in this post are of my own.