Top 5 Reasons to Buy a Pressure Cooker
- 9-minute chicken legs, need I say more? Seriously, the speed of the pressure cooker is mindboggling.
- Close to no evaporation. No evaporation = fewer lost nutrients.* (updated 3/8/17 as a result of better research)
- No-soak beans are super easy in the pressure cooker.
- Super tender braises, stews, and soups in a fraction of the time of other methods.
- Pressure cooker cheesecake. I know I mentioned it before and I haven’t made it yet, but I’ve had others make it for me.
To wrap up the series, I’m going to share a roundup of all of our pressure cooker recipes to date. Hopefully, you find something new to try!
Almost Kosher’s Pressure Cooker Recipe Roundup
#1: Chava’s favorite: Pressure Cooker Pho Ga
This one is seriously foolproof and absolutely delicious. Get your pho fix in a fraction of the time.
#2: Husband’s favorite: Pressure Cooker Brisket
This brisket is amazingly tender and not at all dry. The smoky flavoring tastes like a slow smoked brisket, but without all the waiting.
#3: Best Valentine’s Meal: Pressure Cooker Boeuf Bourguignon
Okay, this was our last recipe, so you’ve probably already read it. Maybe you’ve tried it already? This usually complex French stew is made easy, but not dumbed down, thanks to the pressure cooker.
#4: Best Party Food: Pressure Cooker Chicken Carnitas
Set up a toppings bar and your guests can customize the best taco/burrito of their life. They’ll never know how little time you actually spent cooking.
#5: Best Weeknight Meal: Pressure Cooker Chicken Adobo
With very few ingredients, this quick but delicious meal will come together in just minutes. After you try it, you’ll find yourself addicted.
#6: Best Take-Out Classic: Pressure Cooker Mongolian Beef
Your family will give you sideways glances and want proof that you didn’t get take-out from P.F. Changs, but it’s all worth it for this lean and delicious meal.
Do you remember how I said I didn’t think we’d buy an Instant Pot?
I’m eating my words now! Having done all the research for this series, I’m sold. I just bought my Instant Pot today via Amazon Prime. The model I bought is the IP-DUO60 7-in-1 with a yogurt making mode. I can’t wait to make homemade greek yogurt, cheesecakes, and more!
The model we bought today. I’ll write a product review after I get to play with it.
Hopefully, this was an enjoyable series to read. It certainly was fun to eat and write about! Stay tuned, our next post is a Valentine’s Day recipe round-up where we feature recipes from other bloggers!
*”Pressure cooking can reduce heat-sensitive nutrients (e.g., vitamin C, folate) and bioactive phytonutrients, such as betacarotene, glucosinolates (helpful compounds found in cruciferous vegetables) and omega-3 fatty acids, that are beneficial for human health. But so do other cooking methods—and generally to more or less the same extent.” – EatingWell