Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
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This will use either the steamer tray or basket that came with your pressure cooker or any steamer basket or trivet that will keep the potatoes above the water. This process cooks the potatoes with pressure and heat, they cannot get waterlogged or soggy like boiled potatoes. Only takes 6 minutes on high pressure and a natural release. Follow the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker. I made this on 17 May 2018, and this is what mashed potatoes are supposed to taste like! These are outstanding!
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Mashed Potatoes (Pressure Cooker)
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This will use either the steamer tray or basket that came with your pressure cooker or any steamer basket or trivet that will keep the potatoes above the water. This process cooks the potatoes with pressure and heat, they cannot get waterlogged or soggy like boiled potatoes. Only takes 6 minutes on high pressure and a natural release. Follow the safety precautions for your model of pressure cooker. I made this on 17 May 2018, and this is what mashed potatoes are supposed to taste like! These are outstanding!
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
6 minutes 10-15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Wash and scrub your potatoes for unpeeled, or wash and peel, totally your preference. Quarter the potatoes.
  2. Add the water to your pressure cooker, insert the steamer tray or basket, add the potatoes and garlic to the tray or basket.
  3. Place the lid on and lock, add the weight (the jiggler), turn on the heat to high. when the jiggler starts to move and vent pressure, indication full pressure, start your timer for 6 minutes and reduce the heat to low or medium low to maintain full pressure.
  4. When 6 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner to cool and release the pressure naturally, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. When the pressure is fully released, open the lid.
  6. Transfer the potatoes to a medium sized pot (you can use a sturdy mixing bowl but I feel that a pot is much easier to work with) and using a potato masher, mash up the potatoes. Add a splash of milk and 2-4 tablespoons of butter and mash that in.
  7. Serve as side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost, and an energy and time saver as a bonus.

Inspired by the recipe Mashed Potatoes from Pressure Cooker Diaries.

Rajma – Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
Rajma - Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a great main or side dish, I made this on 30 April 2018 was truly surprised, excellent flavor! This originates in Northern India and Nepal. This is a modified recipe and not authentic.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Rajma - Kidney Bean Curry (Pressure Cooker)
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This is a great main or side dish, I made this on 30 April 2018 was truly surprised, excellent flavor! This originates in Northern India and Nepal. This is a modified recipe and not authentic.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
8 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Rinse the kidney beans and remove and bad ones and any debris, place in a large bowl and cover with 2 inches of water. Cover the bowl and let that sit for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. After 6 to 8 hours, drain and rinse the beans, just leave in the strainer for now.
  3. In your pressure cooking, without using the lid, heat the oil and butter on medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and saute until fragrant, then add in the ginger, cloves, chili powder, turmeric, cumin, and coriander. Cook for a few minutes then add the tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute.
  4. Add the drained beans and water to just cover the beans then add 1 more cup of water. Stir in the sugar and salt to to taste.
  5. Place the lid on the pot and bring the heat up to high. When the jiggler starts moving and releasing pressure, start timing for 8 minutes and turn the heat down to low or medium low to just maintain the jiggler moving and pressure releasing.
  6. At 8 minutes, turn off the heat and move the pressure cooker to an unused burner and allow a natural release of pressure. When the pressure is released, open the lid.
  7. Serve as a side dish or a main dish over rice.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variants: 1. For a non-vegetarian, add in sliced sausage at Step 4 (this is what I do). 2. Add a spoon or two of lime juice and mix that in before serving.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Lentils in Tomato Sauce (Pressure Cooker)
Lentils in Tomato Sauce (Pressure Cooker)
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Sounds good, and this will be a first for me as I don't ever recall eating lentils. On my to cook list. This is for a stove top pressure cooker that is 6 quarts or larger. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions at all times.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Lentils in Tomato Sauce (Pressure Cooker)
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Sounds good, and this will be a first for me as I don't ever recall eating lentils. On my to cook list. This is for a stove top pressure cooker that is 6 quarts or larger. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions at all times.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat your pressure cooker with a splash of oil and when hot, add the onion, celery, and bell pepper, cook until softened, stirring often.
  2. Add the tomatoes and mix well, then add the salt, pepper, and curry powder and mix together.
  3. Add the water and lentils, mix and scrape the bottom of the pot to loosen any cooked on bits.
  4. Now add the lid and lock into place, add the weight (jiggler), turn heat up to high and when the jiggler starts venting pressure and turning (hence the name jiggler, as it jiggles while doing this), start your timer for 10 minutes and reduce the heat to low or medium to maintain the venting of pressure.
  5. When 10 minutes have passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burn and allow the pressure to vent naturally.
  6. When the cooker gives you indication that zero pressure inside the vessel, remove the weight, then open and remove the lid.
  7. This can be served as a side dish or as main, and as I understand it, a common way is served on top of polenta.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I can locate lentils. I have lentils on hand that was sent to me from the states, so I will be trying this recipe. I will say Fair price for now.

Variant: 1. Add 500 grams (1 lb) of sliced smoked sausage, like Kielbasa, cook and brown that when you cook the onion and bell pepper, then follow the rest of the instructions, the cook time on pressure does not change.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fresh Beets (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Beets (Pressure Cooker)
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I really like beets but they can take some time just boiling on the stove top, so here is a way to reduce time, have more flavorful and nutritious beets, and reduce the amount of energy used, which for me is propane. I use a large 9 quart stove top pressure cooker and will use the steamer tray as well. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8-15 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8-15 minutes
Fresh Beets (Pressure Cooker)
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I really like beets but they can take some time just boiling on the stove top, so here is a way to reduce time, have more flavorful and nutritious beets, and reduce the amount of energy used, which for me is propane. I use a large 9 quart stove top pressure cooker and will use the steamer tray as well. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8-15 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
8-15 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. The amount of water used is not increased with more beets, the main thing to keep in mind is do not fill the cooker more than 2/3 full.
  2. Wash the beets but do not peel them, if they have greens attached, cut them off about an inch from the beet. I buy beets at Tesco and have weighed them at 145 to 250 grams (5 to 9 ounces) each. These would be considered medium to large.
  3. Place the steamer tray in the cooker, add the water, and add the beets.
  4. Add the cover and lock in place, place weight on top. Bring up the pot on high heat until the jiggler (the weight) starts to move and vent pressure, then lower the temp to low or medium low to maintain the jiggler movement and pressure venting. Now start timing for 12 minutes. If using small beets, time for 8 minutes.
  5. When the time has passed, turn off the heat and move the pot to an unused burner and allow the pressure to release naturally.
  6. Open, remove beets (the beets should be able to be easily pierced with a fork).
  7. Allow to cool, then peel and slice or dice as desired for what ever dish you are adding them to or for a simple side dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Fresh Corn I (Pressure Cooker)
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I like corn on the cob, and when I was growing, that was a favorite! Our family could put down some corn! This recipe uses milk and butter for more flavor infusing into the corn. This makes delicious corn! Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Servings Prep Time
6-8 ears of corn 2 minutes
Cook Time
1 minute
Ingredients
Servings: ears of corn
Instructions
  1. Add the milk, water, sugar, and salt to your pressure cooker and stir to mix, add the butter and place the corn in as well making two layers that are crossed.
  2. Place the lid on the cooker and lock, place on high heat to bring to full pressure as indicated by the jiggler moving and venting pressure. Lower heat to maintain full pressure. Start timing for 1 minute.
  3. When 1 minute has passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner to cool and release pressure on its own. When the lock has dropped and zero pressure remains in the vessel, open and serve corn as a side dish, enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Fresh Broccoli (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Broccoli (Pressure Cooker)
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In keeping with using my stove top pressure cooker often, another side dish this time for broccoli. This will use the steamer tray for your pressure cooker. Follow your pressure cooker manufacturers safety instructions.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Fresh Broccoli (Pressure Cooker)
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In keeping with using my stove top pressure cooker often, another side dish this time for broccoli. This will use the steamer tray for your pressure cooker. Follow your pressure cooker manufacturers safety instructions.
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place your steamer tray in your pressure cooker, pour in the water and add the broccoli onto the tray.
  2. Close the lid and bring to high pressure, when the jiggler starts moving and venting pressure, start your timer for 1 minute. When 1 minute has passed, turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner to relieve pressure naturally, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. When the lid lock drops indicating no pressure inside, pull off the jiggler, and open the pot, use tongs and remove the broccoli. Serve as a side and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from using pressure cooker times on the internet.

Fresh Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
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Since buying my stove top (old school) pressure cooker, I am using it often for flavorful mains and side dishes. A pressure cooker keeps the flavor in the foods you are cooking and does it in less time as well. This was a spur of the moment side dish I put together to use up some carrots in the fridge and to make a healthy side dish as well. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Fresh Carrots (Pressure Cooker)
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Since buying my stove top (old school) pressure cooker, I am using it often for flavorful mains and side dishes. A pressure cooker keeps the flavor in the foods you are cooking and does it in less time as well. This was a spur of the moment side dish I put together to use up some carrots in the fridge and to make a healthy side dish as well. Follow your pressure cooker safety instructions.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
2 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the chicken stock to the pressure cooker.
  2. Wash and slice the carrots about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick, you can peel them first if you like. Place in the pressure cooker. Sprinkle some black pepper in as desired.
  3. Cover and lock lid, turn heat to high to bring the pressure up to lock the lid and the jiggler starts moving and pressure is escaping, then turn the heat down to maintain movement on the jiggler. Start your time for 2 minutes.
  4. When 2 minutes have passed, turn off heat and move the cooker to an unused burner for a natural release of pressure, about 5-10 minutes. then open the lid when the pressure has released.
  5. Serve as a side with any dish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from using pressure cooker times on the internet.

Fresh Long Beans (Pressure Cooker)
Fresh Long Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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When I say long beans, I mean green beans, taste the same, can be a bit tough depending how old/long they are, and can be 1 to 3 feet long. Highly recommended by a good friend to cook these in a pressure cooker for some amazing beans, and they are! I made these on 7 Feb 2018, and this will be the only way I prepare them from now on. Follow all safety requirements for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Fresh Long Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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When I say long beans, I mean green beans, taste the same, can be a bit tough depending how old/long they are, and can be 1 to 3 feet long. Highly recommended by a good friend to cook these in a pressure cooker for some amazing beans, and they are! I made these on 7 Feb 2018, and this will be the only way I prepare them from now on. Follow all safety requirements for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings as a side 5 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. For viewers in Asia, these are common in stores and markets, for viewers in the US and Canada, you may be able to find these at Asian markets. The longest beans in these two bundles is 21 inches. I only used 12 beans in this recipe, so 12 is a good number for 4 to 6 servings as a side dish.
  2. Place everything into your slow cooker and give it a stir to mix everything up.
  3. Place on and lock the lid, heat over high heat to bring cooker up to pressure, then reduce heat to maintain full pressure. Once at full pressure and the jiggler is making noise and moving, start counting for 3 to 4 minutes (even 5 minutes if you like really soft green beans).
  4. When the time is up, turn off and move the cooker to an unused burner to cool for a natural release of pressure, about 10-15 minutes.
  5. When it is safe with your pressure indicating zero pressure, remove the lid, drain the beans, put beans in a serving bowl, serve as a side dish.
  6. Served as a side dish with fish.
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Variant: 1. Add some pork, beef, or chicken broth powder to the beans, about 1/2 tablespoon, excellent flavor.

Adapted from an internet recipe.

Variant provided by good friend, Mike Neck.
Thailand.

Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I used a stove top pressure cooker to make these on 28 Dec 2017, and I must say, the most flavorful pinto beans, I have ever eaten! No seasonings added, just beans, cooking oil, and water. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Pinto Beans (Pressure Cooker)
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I used a stove top pressure cooker to make these on 28 Dec 2017, and I must say, the most flavorful pinto beans, I have ever eaten! No seasonings added, just beans, cooking oil, and water. Follow all safety precautions for your pressure cooker.
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
2-3 servings as a side 2 minutes
Cook Time
22-25 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings as a side
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the beans, remove any bad beans or debris.
  2. Add beans, water, and oil to your pressure cooker. Depending on the size of your pressure cooker, do not fill more than the halfway mark. Cover and lock the lid and turn on heat to high.
  3. When the jiggler starts making noise, indicating full pressure, reduce heat to maintain full pressure, start timing. 22 to 25 minutes if you like firmer beans, and as long as 27 minutes for softer beans.
  4. Turn off the heat and move the cooker to an unused burner and do a natural release of pressure, just let the cooker sit until the lid lock drops indication no pressure. Carefully remove the jiggler keeping the top of the lid pointed away from you. When satisfied there is no pressure inside the cooker, unlock and remove the lid.
  5. Drain the beans and serve as a side dish or as a main dish like I do 🙂
Recipe Notes

Low cost.

Adapted from an internet recipe.