As stated earlier, these are incredibly simple devices to make a very simple dish in very short order. Some different dishes include:
- Chicken pot – potatoes, carrots, celery and onions, salt and pepper to taste
- Chicken Curry with rice and toppings
- Beef Roast – a great way to use a very inexpensive and other wise tough piece of beef is to pressure cook it with potatoes, carrots and onions. A real paupers feast.
- Cabbage and potatoes
- Leafy veggies – turnip greens, spinach, mustard greens, etc
- Cooked broccoli or cauliflower
- Dried beans or lentils. After soaking, the cooking time is minuscule in comparison to cooking without the pressure.
The ideas presented here will need to be adjusted for the size and style pressure cooker you acquire. Besides the short cooking time, the other major benefit is retention of nutrients normally lost with most other cooking types. I use a 4 liter cooker which I acquired in a souk in the middle east for less than 20 bucks.
It is reasonable that you can take a small chicken, cut into pieces along with the veggies listed above and from start to finish, including cooking time, be eating in less than 25 minutes. Suffice it to say, these ideas are only the bare beginning of a ‘friendship’ with this very versatile device.
Excerpt from, “Some Men Can Cook, Some Men Can Watch TV, and Some Men Can Do Both, Secrets of the Fighter Pilot in the Kitchen”.