You may have friends, neighbors, or coworkers that all they do is talk about their Instant Pots. What they are is a computer controlled pressure cooker and they look similar to a crock pot. They are, however, much better in many ways, especially speed, since they cook with pressure that forces the heat into the food and cooks it faster. You might wonder what all the fuss is about and what an instant pot is good for, so let me tell you.
If you’re On a Diet
Who’s not on some kind of diet these days? But the beauty of an Instant Pot is that it can cook a wide variety of foods that are, not only healthy, but taste good too. One of the most incredible things is how fast these machines can cook foods like rice and vegetables.
You can literally throw in some rice, water, celery, onions, green peppers, and chopped ham, push a button and have everything cooked in 30 minutes. Some foods, like just vegetables, will cook in even less time, about 10 minutes or so when they are cooked alone in your instant pot. You don’t need to add any grease, oil, or other fats; the food comes out naturally tasty in record time.
You Can Save Money with Your Instant Pot
The huge money saver, when it comes to using and Instant Pot , is with bulk foods you buy like beans. Normally, you’ll have to cook beans for about 4 hours, after soaking them overnight in water. However, in an instant pot, you can cook them to perfection in just 40 minutes, yes you read that right.
You can make homemade baked beans with beans, chopped onions, green peppers, and tomatoes with some ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, and hot sauce. The great thing about beans is that they are very high in fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates while being very low in fat. When you add in all the vegetables, you’ve created a wealth of vitamins and good nutrition.
Not to mention, that if you buy your beans in the bulk food aisle of the store, you’ll be getting the cheapest high protein, high fiber food you can buy and cooking it to perfection in just 40 minutes. There is not better high-quality food than beans at the price you can get them on the bulk food aisle.
The Instant Pot Is Great For Meats
If you like to buy tough cuts of meat and then cook them on low in your crock pot for 6 hours to soften them up, then the Instant Pot is for you. You can basically get that same long slow-cooked flavor and tenderness from your pressure cooker in about 35-40 minutes. That means, when you get home from work you can throw everything into the pressure cooker and be eating in a little over a half hour. Pretty hard to beat that.
So, if you love the slow cooked goodness of a crock pot but have trouble planning ahead, then get the modern computer controlled pressure cooker and put an end to all of your troubles.