5 Days of Pressure Cooking: Multitasking & Pressure Cooker Chicken Carnitas (Day 2)
The Instant Pot is no doubt a multi-tasker. It boasts saute, slow cooking, rice cooker, warmer, and — in some models — yogurt making in addition to the pressure cooking functions. However, even a stovetop pressure cooker can do a lot more than making delicious pressure cooker chicken carnitas. Although that’s probably good enough.
3 surprising uses for your pressure cooker
We absolutely hate clutter in our household. In fact, just last night I had a nightmare revolving around clutter. So, of course, we also hate one-use products. When I first got into sous vide, I set out to prove to myself that it can do so much more than just cook a good piece of salmon or steak. Luckily, pressure cookers carry their weight in the kitchen, and not just the aforementioned Instant Pot.
All pressure cookers are capable of being multitaskers and don’t feel limited to just doing braises. Here are our favorite uses for the pressure cooker:
- Cooking dried beans without the usual 12-hour presoaking.
- Throw away your rice cooker…unless you have a Zojirushi. Pressure cookers make wonderful rice cookers.
- Pressure cooker cheesecake, anyone?
Pressure Cooker Chicken Carnitas
You might recall my love for chicken carnitas from my post where I shared my slow cooker recipe a little over a year ago. Mexican food will always share a special place in my heart. Some of my fondest childhood memories were spent at our Mexican immigrant neighbors’ house. We didn’t speak Spanish and they didn’t speak English, but we all spoke food; the most universal language.