Product reviewed: Emile Henry Flame®Ceramic One Pot
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this pot was “cute!” My second thought was, “I have to have one.” You see, my family and I strive to lead a chemical-free life, and the Emile Henry One Pot is made with high-quality ceramic. Ceramic is an excellent, healthy product to cook and serve with as long as no dyes or paints are used on the inside surface.
How It Works
Cooking with this pot is very easy. It has two parts, the pot itself and the lid. What makes this pot unique is that it’s designed so that the lid snugly fits to the pot, retaining more heat and moisture for easier, faster and moister meals. The thick ceramic nature of the pot allows for more equal diffusion and retention of heat, which comes in particularly handy when cooking rice and other grains such as bulgur.
My stove is gas so there is an uneven distribution of heat when cooking compared to induction and electric stoves. So, when I cook rice for example, the edges of the pot do not get as hot and the rice in those areas does not finish cooking. The Emile Henry pot distributed the heat equally while retaining more moisture than regular pots, resulting in evenly cooked, moist rice. I had a similar experience when making lentil and bulgur pilaf — the bulgur was fluffy and the lentils were tender. This cute pot makes cooking pulses and grains much easier.
Sautéing vegetables also was simple and the pot heated up quickly. I sautéed mushrooms, onion and garlic in avocado oil before adding basmati rice and stock to make a delicious Mediterranean rice and mushroom dish to complement our dinner (recipe below). Soups and stews can also be made in this.
Cleanup was simple because once the high-quality ceramic is hot, it’s naturally non-stick so there were no leftover bits that had to be scrubbed away. The pot is dishwasher safe but it was easy enough to clean that I just washed it by hand and never felt the need to put it in the dishwasher.
In summary, the Emile Henry One Pot is delightful to cook with. It is the perfect size to make dinner for a family of four and is great for healthy food prepping for smaller households. This pot is versatile, easy to clean and thoughtfully engineered —definitely a must for a healthy household.
Mushrooms and Rice
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ¼ pound extra lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- ¼ cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 6 cups chopped portobello mushroom caps (about 1 pound of mushrooms will yield this amount)
- 2 cups homemade or low-sodium stock
- 1 cup basmati rice
- Heat oil in Emile Henry One Pot over medium heat. Add ground beef, garlic, onions, salt and pepper. Sauté until meat is lightly browned.
- Next add mushrooms to the pot, stir contents and turn heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes.
- Once mushrooms are tender, add stock, bring to a boil and pour in rice.
- Cover pot, turn heat to low and cook for 20 minutes or until rice is done. Serve and enjoy!