If you aren’t already a loyal devotee of the pressure cooker, chances are you hold it at arm’s length, confused and skeptical of its magical powers.
Today’s pressure cookers aren’t the scary pressure cookers your mom used. Make better tasting meals in a fraction of the time in an easy-to-use electric pressure cooker.
Yet, throughout human history, certain too-good-to-be-true gadgets have proven to be, well, true. We’re discovering our pressure cookers. Plunk in your ingredients, seal the lid, apply pressure, and produce dinner.
Pressure cookers are great for more than just one-pot meals. Use them to prep ingredients like dried beans and grains that take forever to cook in a pot. Un-soaked pintos to tender cooked beans in about 30 minutes start to finish, and especially for making stock really good chicken stock in about 35 minutes, start to finish, and beef stock in about 2 hours, including bone roasting time.