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Instant Pot: How to steam food

Instant Pot: How to steam food

You probably already know that food preparate in steam is the best technique for preserving nutrients, color, texture and taste.
Also, such cooking does not require the addition of fat and oils, so it is often used by those who watch on calories.
It is an excellent technique for cooking foods for babies that start their weaning.
Apart from fruits and vegetables you can prepare rice, eggs, chicken, turkey or fish.
You can also use this technique in Instant Pot, so you don’t have to buy an extra device, like that you save money and place on the kitchen shelf.

In Instant Pot, steaming is possible in 2 ways:
1.) Steaming with pressure
2.) Steamimg on classic way

Steaming with pressure

Place 1-2 cups of water in Instant Pot. Wash and cut food and put on steaming grid.
Close the lid and set the valve to the “seal” option. Set the time.
When cooking is over, make a quick release to stop cooking.
In this way, the foods will be a bit softer than in a classic way.

Steamimg on classic way

Place 1-2 cups of water in Instant Pot. Wash and cut food and put on steaming grid.
Switch Instant Pot to “saute” option. When the water start to boil, put steaming grid with into Instant Pot and cover with glass lid with hole.
Cook according to the time table or personal preference depending on whether you prefer harder or lighter foods.


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