To make prepping this homemade dog food a cinch an duo save LOTS of time and dishes in the process I like to cook the hard boiled eggs and the rice in my Instant Pot!
I start with cooking the eggs first, then while the rice is cooking the Instant Pot I brown the sirloin and get all of the fresh ingredients together. It really does help make the process of meal prepping homemade dog food so much easier!
See recipe notes for Instant Pot cooking tips and times!
6 cups cooked organic brown rice
2 pounds ground lean beef, cooked through, fat drained
4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and diced small
3 carrots, shredded or thinly sliced
1/4–1/2 cup minced fresh parsley or 1/4 cup dried herbs ***see blog post for list
3 tablespoons of olive or safflower oil
Combine all of the ingredients together in a large container and stir to combine completely. Store in the refrigerator in-between feedings.
The amount of food you feed your dog each day varies by weight. Our 80+ pound senior dog Hooch eats 4 1/2-5 cups of this food each day and our 40+ pound puppy Rebel eats 2 – 2 1/2 cups of food twice per day.
We go through a batch of this food pretty quickly with two big dogs, which means I am making a double batch at least once or twice a week! However, this food can be individually portioned out for smaller dogs and frozen to store for longer periods of time than a week. Just thaw the amount you need when you need it.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: Place the metal trivet into the Instant Pot and add 1 cup of water. Add uncooked eggs on top of the trivet. Place the lid on top, lock to sealing, and cook high pressure for 5 minutes. Release pressure valve manually at the end of the cooking time and carefully remove the hard boiled eggs to a water bath to cool.
Instant Pot Rice: Combine the desired amount of rice and water in an Instant Pot. Place the lid on and set the pressure to sealing. Select the rice function, allow the pressure to release naturally when the cook time is complete.
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