You may be thinking, how does a pressure cooker work, what can you make in a pressure cooker, and are there any easy pressure cooker recipes?
The answer is, you can make any dish in a pressure cooker that you can make in an oven, on the stove top or in a slow cooker, and by cooking under pressure, you can in 1/2 to one third of time as other traditional cooking methods.
Let’s answer the first question, how does a pressure cooker work? A pressure cooker is a cooking pot that has a sealed lid and cooks food under high pressure. There are two basic types of pressure cookers, an electric pressure cooker, that plugs into an electric outlet to generate heat, and a manual pressure cooker, that goes on the stove top and generates heat from the gas or electric stove top burner.
The best part about using a pressure cooker, is that you can cook any type of dish, including making rice, making chicken, cooking any type of meat, steam vegetables, make yogurt, make cheese cake and pudding and so much more, in about 1/2 to one third of the time it would take to cook the same dish by traditional cooking methods in the oven or on the stove top.
What if You Don’t Own a Pressure Cooker yet?
You don’t own a pressure cooker yet?
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SERVING: 2 – 4
In the oven, it takes 3-4 hours to cook a 4 lb pot roast, but in a pressure cooker, it takes less than 2 hours to cook pressure cooker pot roast.
Aside from searing the meat and sauteing the vegetables, the actual cooking time in the pressure cooker is just 45 minutes.
If you thought, how can you cook pasta in a pressure cooker, this gourmet pasta with spinach recipe will show you how easy it is with this one pot pasta dish that takes about ten minutes to make.
Your guests will be impressed you made this restaurant quality dish in a pressure cooker.
Fall-Off-The-Bone Pressure Cooker Chicken recipe
Prep time Cook time 35 mins / Total time 45 mins
Chicken is one of the easiest dishes you can make in a pressure cooker. You can place the chicken in a pressure cooker without spices for a traditional roast chicken, or you can rub the chicken with the few easy to get spices, most people already have in their home pantry. Just mix the spices and rub them on the chicken and place in the pressure cooker.
In just 35 minutes, about half the time of cooking the chicken in the oven you have a delicious pressure cooker chicken dish, that is so fork tender it just falls off the bone.
PRESSURE COOKER FRENCH ONION SOUP
YIELD:Serves 4/ ACTIVE TIME:20 minutes/ TOTAL TIME:40 minutes
French onion soup is a simple and hearty dish that can take quite some time to make, since you need a lot of onions and they need to cook on the stove top for quite a while, nearly an hour until they achieve a brown caramelized color.
Making French Onion Soup in a pressure cooker significantly reduces the time to cook down and caramelize the onions. In a pressure cooker, the onions are cooked and ready to finish in the soup in just 20 minutes, a third of the time if cooked on the stove top.
Prep Time: 1 hour/ Cook Time: 45 minutes/ Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
You probably never thought you can make a pressure cooker cheesecake. This easy pressure cooker New York Cheesecake recipe will leave you speechless and takes just one hour to make.
You will just need to make sure your pressure cooker is large enough to fit a spring form pan.