Annie
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Oct 18, 2017
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What do you like to use your instant pot for? So far I've only made a whole chicken, which turned out very good. Also how in the heck do you figure out what time to set it for? I followed a recipe, but there must be an intuitive way to know, right? Like if I want to go freestyle and throw in some meat. Thanks!
Oct 18, 2017
FeedhimtotheKraken
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Oct 18, 2017
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I've used mine for rice, curry, pulled pork, BBQ ribs, and a few chilies and stews. As for figuring out the time and such I've just looked up a manual for mine to give a general idea of what I'm cooking ie. Brown rice is 8 minutes while white is 6.
Oct 18, 2017
kpeng
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Oct 19, 2017
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I like using it for stews, especially ones involving chuck or round cuts of beef, since they would take hours otherwise. I generally look up timing, but I've noticed most recipes involving proteins suggest about 1/4 to 1/3 of the usual time at high pressure vs. the normal time you think something would take.
Oct 19, 2017
Tsita
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Oct 20, 2017
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Beef (and sometimes barley) stew, seasoned black beans, pulled pork, Italian beef, spaghetti and meatballs....
http://instantpot.com/cooking-time/
That is probably one of the best time charts. Just know that it also depends on your altitude, I think.
Oct 20, 2017
xoshooter
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Oct 20, 2017
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Thanks for the link. Just got one.
Oct 20, 2017
Tsita
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Oct 20, 2017
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Any time. It's a great time saver. As well as being awesome for good food.
Oct 20, 2017
sknabnoj
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Oct 20, 2017
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I've been using it for making chicken stock. I save all my chicken scraps/ bones and then add aromatics (carrots, onion, celery, leeks, bay leaf, etc.). Then I divvy it out into 2 cup containers and freeze. It's nice because then I always have really good, low sodium, chicken stock in the freezer to kick up my dishes a little bit. Way better than store bought and doesn't take all day like it would in a stock pot on the range.
Oct 20, 2017
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