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A pressure cooker is a pot with a special lid that cooks food faster by regulating the pressure inside the cooker.

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How to cook tarhonya in a pressure cooker or rice cooker

Is it possible to cook tarhonya (Hungarian egg barley) in a pressure cooker, such as an Instant Pot, to cut down on cooking time? The only pressure cooker recipe I've found neglects to mention the ...
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Substitute glass jar for Mason jar in pressure cooker

I'm trying to make a recipe in my Instant Pot that calls for ingredients to be placed inside a Mason Jar, which is then put in the Instant Pot filled with water. I have a glass jar with a metal screw ...
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What is this weird black and white stuff on my chickpeas?

I soaked my chickpeas for 24 hours and just cooked them in my pressure cooker. I added salt and pepper before cooking. I just tasted one and it was perfect. Then I drained them and saw that lots of ...
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Can you make Sous Vide Steak in a Pressure Cooker?

I have been reading about sous vide cooking and it seems like sous vide cooking is done under pressure. I want to try cooking a steak sous vide in a pressure cooker and then searing it to create a ...
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Cooking pasta in a Pressure Cooker

In recent times I'm experimenting with different techniques to cook pasta, the pressure cooker is an inspiration I had from Davide Scabin (link in Italian), even though he's surely not the first one ...
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Differences between rice/pressure/multi/slow cooker?

I'm really confused about what these products are supposed to do, and if some products can do the same as others in the following list. What are the differences between the following devices? Rice ...
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Pressure Cooker vs. Slow Cooker for Moist Meat

This question: Why does meat in the crockpot always end up dry? discusses challenges and potential solutions to getting moist meat while cooking with a slow cooker. If I were to switch to a pressure ...
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Pressure Cooker “Safety Fuse Plate” Bubbles During Use

I recently bought a 9.5 Quart Tramontina Pressure Cooker for the purpose of cooking dried beans and legumes since I've moved to an altitude that makes simple stove top cooking impractical. I've only ...
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Hot-canning non-acidic, pressure cooked food

The reason given for pressure-canning non-acidic food is that botulism spores can survive boiling temperatures, which would spoil the food while in the jars. If that's the case, would it be possible ...
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Can you pressure cook whole fish and get soft bones without overcooking fish?

I want to cook whole fish in a soup and get the bones soft. According to some answers pressure cooking will soften bones. however by the time this has happened won't the fish meat be overcooked/tear ...
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What is this flat metal sieve that came with my pressure cooker for?

What is this tool used for and how to use it? It came with a pressure cooker I've bought...
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Should I fry the chicken first or should I pressure cook it first?

I fried the chicken breast in the oil till its surface was brown and then I pressure cooked it. The result was hard chicken. I found it quite difficult to chew. What should I do next time to make it ...
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How do I stop the pressure cooker from clogging up when cooking lentils?

When I cook yellow lentils at home, the valve of the pressure cooker seems to clog up. How do I prevent this? By clog up, I mean that the pressure cooker sits quietly on the burner and then all of a ...
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Do both large and small fish bones soften with pressure cooking?

I have seen people say pressure cooking and tin canning only softens bones in small fish making them edible, however I also read it works for bigger fish. Do you know which is correct and why?
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Pressure cooker missing a part. How do I fix it?

I inherited an old pressure cooker from a friend, but it seems to be missing a part. I locked it down and boiled some water in it. So it looks like they had some tape or something over the red arrow ...
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pressure cooker overflowing while cooking soup

All my life I've cooked soup in a big, old (over 30 years old) pressure cooker. I'd boil all the vegetables in it, open it to blend them all together, then add cabbage and let it boil anew. Now, in ...
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Are there any fish bones which are edible without canning or pressure cooking?

As the question states, are there any. I know things like sardines require pressure cooking or canning but what about thuings like anchovies or other, is the bone edible without having to pressure ...
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How to convert slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker with different cooking times?

Google results for this question either don't answer the question at all or don't address what happens when multiple ingredients have different pressure cooking times. I'm specifically looking to ...
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Pressure cooker delay timer use case

Many electric pressure cookers, such as my Power Pressure Cooker XL come with delay time feature. According to the manual this can delay cooking by up to 24 hrs. Apparently to accommodate user's ...
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Cleaning pressure cookers advice

So, I'm not too sure if there's a stack website that talks about cleaning but I figure I can ask the experts chefs! I wanted to cook some rice in my pressure cooker earlier and when I opened my lid, ...
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Split beans in a pressure cooker?

I just got a Presto 6qt. Pressure Cooker. Its manual states that I shouldn't cook split peas in it; does that include split mung beans or dal, or does it refer only to "green peas?"
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Pressure cooked stock out overnight, still safe?

I see a question here about stock out overnight, but in my case it's a bit different in that I used a pressure cooker. My question is, is there anything that could possibly have survived an hour of ...
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Does a pressure cooker really cook food evenly?

My mother uses a 5 liter pressure cooker to cook chicken pieces. She heats it for 10 minutes, switches off the stove and waits for the steam pressure to go down before opening the lid. Even ...
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Carbonated Beverage in Pressure Cooker

This recipe for Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwich is written for 8 hours in a slow cooker. I'm considering doing it for an hour in a pressure cooker. I'll paraphrase the cooker ingredients at the click ...
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Can the duration of the whistle determine if food inside a pressure cooker is cooked

Building upon this question, I was wondering if the duration of the whistle can be used to determine if the food inside a pressure cooker is cooked. As suggested by a couple of answers in the ...
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Is it necessary to only boil vegetables (or chicken) or can they be pressure cooked and later be boiled for the flavour to seep in?

I was following this recipe (I've pasted it at the bottom of the question) for which the cooking time mentioned is 30 min. Although for me, it took around 45 min for the vegetables to get cooked. ...
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How do I convert stove top pressure cooker recipes into electric pressure cooker recipes?

Many of the pressure cooker recipes I see online seem to be using a stove top cooker, and some say cook on low heat or high heat, or start on high heat and then reduce to low heat while maintaining ...
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Does pressure cooking preserve alcohol?

I use my pressure cooker a lot and for one recipe I'm practically bathing a few pork loins in white wine. I know that pressure cooking only reduces liquid by less than five percent, and I know that ...
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Is my pressure cooker good for the trash bin?

Some serious meat burning occurred in my cooker, and now some of the material on the surface of the bottom of the cooker is gone: Still usable?
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Pressure cooking beans with salt and spices

I am trying to pressure cook beans. In order to to soeed things up eben further I add salt before cooking rather than after. While I know that salt toughening beans is an unsubstantiated myth there ...
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Why doesn't any of the Instant Pot recipes I find use the preset buttons (Rice, Bean/Chili, etc.)?

I bought an Instant Pot pressure cooker recently. One of the features is its "Smart Cooking Programs" that can program the settings with the touch of a button. I haven't seen any recipes the use of ...
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Can you make popcorn in a pressure cooker?

Will the temperature become too high and will the popcorn burn? Can anything bad happen? Edit: Picture tells the tale. On the left, 5 minutes under pressure. On the right 3,5 minutes without ...
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Converting Pressure Cooker recipes for cookers with lower PSI

Most of the recipes I'm using (mainly Modernist; stocks, caramelized vegetables, confit) suggest cooking at 15psi. My pressure cooker has two settings 12psi and 7psi. I've always had success just ...
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How to use a pressure cooker for frozen chicken?

I would like to cook frozen chicken breasts in a pressure cooker for shredding and making chicken mole. I do not want to add anything except water, but I'm having a hard time finding specific ...
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Maillard in a Pressure Cooker

I was reading about frying in On Food And Cooking this weekend and it mentions that frying works so much better than oven cooking because oil has a far higher specific heat than air so it is able to ...
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Can I use sous vide instead of pressure cooking

In a recipe, I have to pressure cook vegetables in mason jars in duck fat. I don't have a pressure cooker but I do have an Anova Sous Vide Immersion Heater - can I use that instead? Any other factors ...
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Do pressure-cooked vegetables really have nothing else to give? [duplicate]

Yesterday, I watched an episode of Good Eats, where Alton Brown made broth by pressure-cooking mirpoix and beef for about 50 minutes. At the end of that time, he discarded the vegetables, stated that ...
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Chicken texture: Store Rotisserie v. Pressure Cooker

I just cooked my first hen in a pressure cooker. As you might guess, it didn't come out nicely browned and attractive--because that isn't a characteristic of pressure cookers. But the meat was ...
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The pressure cooker gauge was wrong for cans of soup I processed in the past 5 weeks. What can I do with the soup?

I've been pressure canning zucchini soup the past 2 years and it's a beautiful thing. This year I used a different pressure cooker, and I've just found out that 15psi on this pressure cooker is ...
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Cooking pot with regulable water boiling temperature

I'm looking for a pressurized pot where the pressure can be regulated in both directions, that is, higher and lower than atmospheric pressures (higher: high pressure cooker, lower: vacuum distillation)...
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Can pressure canning be replaced water bath canning?

I wanted to make and can, my Grandma's tomato soup. However I don't have a pressure canner. I made the soup in a 15 PSI pressure cooker and then poured it into sterilized jars and then canned it in a ...
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Pressure cooker rice quality vs high-end rice cooker

I'm considering buying a proper rice cooker, as we've eaten most of the non-stick coating of the cheap one. The forums rave about induction heating, Zojirushi, Tiger, Toshiba RC-18NMF with its cast-...
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How long do you have to cook adzuki beans in a pressure cooker before they're edible?

I'm not talking about taste, I'm talking about them not being a health hazard. I cooked unsoaked adzuki beans for maybe a little less than 20 minutes on the lower pressure setting (don't know the ...
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Quick pressure release vs natural pressure release

I have read recipies that suggest letting the pressure naturally release when cooking grains in a pressure cooker. I've always just released the pressure quickly through the pressure relief valve. ...
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Canning in a Pressure Cooker

Well, unfortunately the present my mom got me last Christmas turned out to be a pressure cooker and not a pressure canner. I've read that it is unsafe to can low acid foods using a pressure cooker. ...
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Pressure Cooker to Stovetop conversion?

I want to make ramen, in particular, tonkatsu ramen. My cookbook is in Japanese and even though I'm reading everything else fine, a part of it is confusing me (but no worries, I'm not confused about ...
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Would pressure cooking stock create a different result?

I have always made bone stocks by simmering them for a long, long time, either on the stove or in a slow cooker. My new housemate insists this can be done in a pressure cooker. I'm sure this is true, ...
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Pressure cookers — why are they good at things normally cooked at low heat?

Can someone please explain why pressure cookers are recommended for recipes that normally require low heat (about 180F). Normal recipes for braises, beans, stock, etc suggest cooking them as low and ...
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Is aluminum pressure cooker reactive? Will it give “off” flavors?

I have an aluminum (not stainless steel) 5 qt pressure cooker that I bought fairly cheaply at a kitchen ware outlet store. It seems the traditional pressure cooker application for canning doesn't ...
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Why would a pressure cooker shorten a braise time?

Say I'm braising a pork shoulder. As i understand it, the point is to maintain a temperature that will melt collagen, while staying below a temperature that would toughen the meat. A good temp for ...