Pressed for time on busy weeknights? Pressure cooking takes the pressure off of you and puts it right where it belongs -
on your stovetop.
The Pressure's On!
Pressure cookers, which drastically reduce traditional cooking times, are enjoying a newfound popularity among modern cooks. This should
come as no surprise to anyone who's ever needed to get dinner on the table after a full day on the job!From rich homemade
meat stocks to elegant parmesan risotto, the pressure cooker knows a thing or two about coming through in a pinch. So whether
your pressure cooker is your mom's retro model or still waiting for you to order it off Amazon, don't be scared to work this nifty appliance into your weeknight cooking routine.
One-Hour Spanish Chickpea Soup
Sure, dried peas and beans are far more economical and lower in sodium than their canned cousins, but who has time to soak
them overnight and then simmer for hours? With a pressure cooker, this satisfying chickpea-and-chorizo soup starts with dried
chickpeas and is ready in just 60 minutes.
While traditional meat stocks can take up to 8 hours of careful stovetop simmering to develop their deep flavor, the pressure
cooker cuts this time down to just 35 minutes. The stock can be refrigerated for up to 1 week or frozen for up to 3 months.
Classic risotto recipes require constant stirring for half an hour, so save yourself some time (and a sore wrist) by turning
to the pressure cooker instead. It's a wonderful way to turn out restaurant-quality risotto every time in less than 15 minutes.
Need weeknight chili in a hurry? Try this hearty beef-and-onion chili served over hot cooked spaghetti and topped with cheddar
cheese and chopped onion. After combining all the ingredients in your pressure cooker, simply cook over high heat until the
pressure control rocks back and forth quickly, then reduce heat and cook 15 more minutes.
Never tried beets? Time to start. This easy recipe is ready is less than half an hour, and most of that time is hands-off
to let the beets marinate in a homemade vinaigrette dressing. Top with chopped fresh dill and walnuts for delicious crunch
You'll be able to taste the difference between these homemade refried beans and the canned variety in the Mexican foods section
of your local grocery. Dried pinto beans, some salt pork, fresh garlic cloves, water, and a little salt are all you need.
Sprinkle with shredded sharp cheddar cheese for an extra flavor punch.