Before the, I don’t think I realized how much we dined out and carried out. Now, many of our favorite restaurants are closed, meaning we’ve been cooking at home way more than usual — and trying out more recipes that involve our pressure cooker.
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If you’ve never owned one of these, you might be amazed by its versatility. (Check out this story on why your kitchen needs a pressure cooker.) It not only pressure-cooks foods, but also steams, sautes and slow-cooks. Indeed, if you’re short on counter space, you can swap this in for your Crock Pot.
Beyond that, it offers an impressive 14 presets for things like rice, beans, yogurt and meat. In addition to the standard pressure-cook lid, it comes with a tempered glass lid, something that’s not included with most other cookers I’ve seen (but something you definitely want if you’re slow-cooking).
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Although pressure cookers can be a little intimidating at first — that steam-release valve! — I can definitely understand the popularity. Do yourself a favor and start with Instant Pot spaghetti with meat sauce, which is actually on the healthy side. We make it using precut spaghetti and it’s absolutely fantastic.
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