You’ll learn why you should be using a pressure cooker, how pressure cookers came to be, the basics on how they work, basic safety measures, the differences between a stove top and electric pressure cooker, pressure cooker terms in recipes, and if your pressure canner will work as a pressure cooker and vice versa. The videos will take a total of 20 minutes to watch (each is about 10 minutes long) so make sure the kids are in bed or at school and that you’ve got the computer to yourself…and make sure your friends watch it too. Then you can experiment with your pressure cookers together! Also, make sure you check back on Wednesday to learn how to pressure cook rice, beans, and wheat in a FRACTION of the time!
INTRODUCTION TO PRESSURE COOKERS: PART ONE
INTRODUCTION TO PRESSURE COOKERS: PART TWO
Make sure if you have a different pressure cooker than I do that you reference YOUR owner’s manual for specific times and measurements for these items. I’ve also added some homework items for you (yes, I said homework! I want you to actually TRY these concepts for yourself!) they are fun recipes you can try that I like to use OR you can try your own recipe. Make sure to leave a comment with successes and questions so we all can learn from each other!
COOKING BEANS IN AN ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER
COOKING RICE IN AN ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER
COOKING WHEAT BERRIES IN AN ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS PART ONE
PORCUPINE MEATBALLS PART TWO
MAKING SLOW COOKER CHICKEN IN YOUR PRESSURE COOKER IN 15 MINUTES
1 1/2 lbs. Hamburger
2/3 Cup Rice, uncooked
1 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Pepper
2 tsp. Minced Onion, dry
Combine above ingredients & form into small balls
1 Can Tomato Soup
1/2 Cup Water
Mix & Heat the soup and water in the Pressure Cooker.
Drop meat balls into hot soup mixture.
Close cover securely with pressure regulator on top.
Cook 10 minutes at 15 lbs pressure.
Let pressure drop of its own accord. (Natural Release Method)
Click HERE to download this 2 page handout with tips and tricks for your pressure cooker along with a couple recipes to try. I didn’t put general cook times for basic items (like rice, meat, etc.) because you should check your owners manual for those as each pressure cooker can be different.