Pressure cookers provide meals within minutes with a lot less effort. This is great news for busy families who do not have time to slave over a hot stove every night as they prepare the family’s evening meal. The good news is that pressure cooking is also a very healthy way to cook, as fewer nutrients are lost during the cooking process.
Tender Meat Dishes
Meat dishes such as meatballs, beef stew or chicken can take a while to cook. But these same meals take just a matter of minutes to prepare in the pressure cooker without having to compromise on taste. Casseroles that generally take an hour or more to cook in the oven take a fraction of the time in a pressure cooker. My husband regularly uses the pressure cooker I bought him to make delicious home cooked meals such as meatballs, bean stew, and an array of other tasty meals.
Dried beans can take a long time to prepare. Traditional methods that my mother used would start the night before, as she thoroughly washed the beans, covered them with a towel and let them soak overnight. However, my husband is able to recreate delicious dried bean stew recipes in less than an hour, without the need to pre-soak beans.
Less Need for Water
Boiling is an outdated method of cooking food such as vegetables. It can also strip vegetables of their nutrients. Once the water is poured down the drain, the goodness from the vegetables is lost. However, if you cook with a pressure cooker, you will only need a fraction of the water required to cook meals. As food is cooked quickly in a pressure cooker, it will retain many more nutrients than foods that are boiled.
Healthier Cooking Method
Pressure cooking ensures healthier, tastier meals. Meals are cooked under intense pressure using steam for a short period of time. This eliminates the need to coat food in fat, oils, salt and other unhealthy ingredients in a bid to speed up or enhance the taste of food.
Pressure cookers provide an excellent method of cooking meals in a fraction of the time that traditional methods take. You can create a casserole, stew, tender cuts of meat and much more in a pressure cooker using a lot less water and fat to cook food.