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You have a new pressure cooker, now what? Here are some ways you can quickly and efficiently use that new small appliance.
Follow tested recipes from a reliable source. The following are more tips for cooking specific foods in your pressure cooker:
A basic stock can easily be made in your pressure cooker. Add any bones or a carcass, with or without meat, 1 roughly chopped small onion, 1 coarsely chopped carrot, 1 celery stalk with leaves, and up to 8 cups water. Keep in mind your maximum fill level. Cook on high pressure, 45 minutes for beef stock and 30 minutes for poultry stock. Use natural release.
For vegetable stock, use up to 4 litres (about 16 cups) of roughly chopped vegetables such as carrots, onions, celery, potatoes or almost any other vegetable. You do not need to remove skins and peels, just scrub them clean. Add up to 8 cups of water and cook on high pressure for at least 15 minutes. Use natural release.
If using a slow cooker broth recipe, follow the recipe as directed without adding salt or other seasonings until later. Add water listed, but only filling up to 2/3 full. Cook on high pressure using timing from above and natural release.
Today’s pressure cookers have come a long way from earlier models, and busy home cooks have started to appreciate their ease of use, energy efficiency and ability to cut cooking times.