The electric pressure cooker works in the same way as a pressure cooker that cooks on gas stoves, but uses heat from electricity to heat the gas and create a pressure.
When cooking, because of the heat effect of the stove, the pot heats up, the heat in the pot rises but does not escape, so the pressure increases and the temperature in the pot increases, helping the food to be cooked more quickly and softly.
In addition, there is a special feature that the pot automatically adjusts heat and time, avoiding that the heat in the pot is too high and the pot will be locked when the exhaust is not exhausted, avoiding the risk of burns to the user.
The Variety of Cooking Modes
electric pressure cooker has many cooking modes, such as rice cooking, porridge cooking, meat cooking, bone stew, baking, etc. So how do you use a pressure cooker for those cooking modes? Please refer to the below!
Cooking the rice
Cooking rice with a pressure cooker helps you save a lot of time when the rice is extremely fragrant after cooking.
Most of the inner pot is made of non-stick coated aluminum alloy, so that it absorbs heat quickly and well, so that the cooked rice is cooked evenly and flexibly, does not stick to the wall or burn to the bottom of the pot.
Just set the rice cooking mode (RICE) or set the cooking time if the pressure cooker can operate automatically, the cooking time is about 30-40 minutes.
It should be noted that the amount of water used to cook rice can only be 1/3 compared to the level of rice cooking water with a rice cooker (when cooking the same amount of rice) to ensure that the rice is better.
If you use a pressure cooker to cook porridge, it only takes a short time, about 40-50 minutes depending on the pot. In foods with high swelling and foaming as much as porridge, you should only give up to 2/3 of the pot capacity to avoid overflow.
Bone stewing (STEW) is what we are doing every day with dishes with vegetables, zucchini, or used as a broth for hot pots. However, it is not easy to have clear and delicious bone broth pots, but the pressure cooker can do it. In bone tunnel mode, pressure cookers help housewives reduce cooking time, save electricity, only cost 50-60 minutes.
Cook your meat
You do not need to add more water when cooking meat (PORK, CHICKEN, BEEF) with a pressure cooker. With high pressure, the pot uses the water content of the meat to cook food, keeping the nutrients intact. Pressure cooker can help you cook delicious meat dishes such as beef stock, meat stock, spring rolls … In about 50-60 minutes.
Cook beans and tendons
Pressure cookers will also help you cook the beans faster while maintaining the flavor and nutritional value of not having to cook for a long time on high heat. In addition, the tendon is a “difficult to treat” dish for a common pot. With a pressure cooker, with a bean/ tendon cooking mode (Bean / Tendon) you can get delicious ribs, soft beans in 60-70 minutes. The pressure cooker will soften the beans/ tendons in a short time, after the beans/tendons are soft, add the ingredients/spices and continue cooking the dishes you need.
Theres a special thing that you can use a pressure cooker to make cakes. A pressure cooker can replace a bulky oven to help make a delicious sponge cake. If you make cakes with a conventional rice cooker, you will have to keep an eye out and press the button repeatedly because the pot is not airtight and does not have enough heat. You even need to use a towel to prevent the water from falling into the cake.
With a pressure cooker, you will no longer have to feel that uncomfortable because the pot has been integrated with automatic baking (CAKE) within 45 minutes. In addition, the pot has a high temperature, making the cake cooked quickly and evenly throughout the crust. It doesnt take a lot of time, therefore, and you can still have a delicious cake to use.
Pressure cooker cooking tips
Not only is it the first use, but even after using a pressure cooker many times, housewives still feel the level of danger as invisible as they are waiting to happen, making them unable to help. For this reason, please consult the useful information on the pressure cooker below immediately to help you more or less reassure your heart.
Take the habit of checking the pressure cooker before cooking
Its a job that doesnt take a lot of time, but its definitely needed to quickly detect errors if the pot is broken.
How to check: You need to carefully check the rubber gasket on the pot lid, make sure it is installed in the right position, not open, loose, not cracked, broken. The valve works well, the pressure relief valve doesnt stick to food residues, dirt. The gas pressure cooker, the inner pot and the body of the electric pressure cooker are hygienically clean, dirt-free and dry.
If you are concerned about the safety of rubber gaskets that can be replaced on a regular basis, many manufacturers recommend that users replace rubber gaskets after 1 year of use and depending on how often they are used. Can shorten or extend the time the gaskets change.
Only cook with the right quantity of ingredients
Be sure to know the maximum capacity of your pressure cooker, avoid the possibility that too much material in the pot exceeds the allowable level, there may be a food overflow through the vent, including the inner pot valve system. Its cooking process.
Foods such as beans and cereals that expand during cooking should only have less than half the pot capacity.
Add enough water
With just enough water, the pot pressure will operate according to the design that will give the cooking effect as food. Cooking with any pressure cooker you need to give at least 120 ml of liquid (water, sauce, broth) to make the dish cooked. If youre cooking and you dont see the steam coming out of the pot, turn the burner off, unload the pressure, open the lid and add some water.
Do not use the pan for frying purpose
Pressure cookers are not suitable for use as stew dishes, but when you add a small amount of oil to the pressure cooker, it doesnt matter much. But if you put a lot of oil in the pot, it can damage the rubber seals and other parts of the pot.
Notice easy bubble-making ingredients
Foods that create air bubbles during cooking include noodles, beans, oatmeal, porridge, etc. Bubbles can spill into valves and vents of pressure cookers causing obstruction, which is unsafe for humans. Use it during cooking.
Reduce pressure safely in 3 ways: remove the pot from the stove and reduce the pressure naturally, pour cold water onto the lid that is tightly closed to the pot or use a quick-release device for the gas pressure cooker, and the electric pressure cooker automatically releases pressure and has a quick-pressure relief valve design.
Keep your face and hands away from the vents when you discharge the pressure. When you open the pressure cooker lid, you also tilt your face to the side to avoid steam remaining in the pot, causing your face to be hot and to burn.
Pressure cookers today incorporate a variety of cooking methods to help you choose freely. What are you waiting for? Let’s choose a pressure cooker to prepare a daily meal that is both delicious and quick for the whole family.
Through the above information, we hope that cooking will become easier for women.