You’ve arrived home from a big day doing life. You’re about as enthusiastic as a sloth about cooking dinner.
You’re looking at the fridge thinking – sigh – the options looming are: Takeway, the dairy for a cardboard pizza, or slaving for another hour or more preparing and cooking for the crew.
You could whip out your trusty … never rusty Tupperware pressure cooker.
It’s fast, it’s tasty, it’s easy and it’s economical!
Sounds a bit like a super hero arriving on the scene – well it kinda is…just a hero of the kitchen variety.
Pressure cookers have been around for years, but they have had a bit of resurgence over the past few years.
Recently, I’ve done a little research on pressure cookers to rediscover why they are so popular. Here’s what I learned:
There are added benefits of using a Tupperware Pressure Cooker including:
- Convenience and time saving
- Delicious food
1. Convenience and time saving
Cutting cook time and less mess.
Pressure cooking cooks the food in a liquid like broth. Because the unit is locked and airtight it doesn’t allow any moisture to escape, it allows you to cook the food in a shorter time but it will taste (and have the texture) of something braised for much longer.
Your Tupperware Pressure Cooker can cook the equivalent of a 7 hour slow cook in under 20 minutes.
Because moisture cannot escape, whatever you are cooking, things like roasts, which would typically be quite tough if cooked for a short time, become juicy and tender in half an hour or less.
So when you get home late from work and realise that there’s nothing in the pantry that’s easy to throw together for dinner, the pressure cooker becomes your best buddy.
Just grab some veggies from your Vent Smarts, throw some boneless chicken breasts or tenders from the fridge or freezer for that matter in with some stock or sauce, and a tasty dinner can be ready in about 25 minutes.
2. Saves You Money
Cheaper meat cuts.
Meat is expensive! Especially if you want meat that doesn’t give you a sore jaw after chewing it.
You can grab that gravy beef, ham bone or anything vaguely identifiable in the deep recesses of your freezer and bring it back to tasty life, in your Tupperware Pressure Cooker, in half an hour or less!
You’ll also be less inclined to go out and pay for that takeaway meal to appease the hungry ravenous beasts (children) with a case of 5 o’clock itis!
And while your delicious dinner is cooking in the microwave, the smell of yum wafting around the house, you can sit and hang out with your loved ones or have a wine, or both.
3. Delicious food.
What are the best foods for a pressure cooker?
Most kinds of meat and beans or chickpeas cook – extremely well in a pressure cooker.
Whatever you add to your meal, you’ll enjoy less loss of nutrients.
Virtually any food items which can be steamed or braised can be cooked in a pressure cooker, such as:
- Beef chunks, roasts or mince
- Firm vegetables
- Beans (using dried beans)
- Rice (especially useful for speeding up the cooking of brown rice)
You can even make desserts such as steamed date pudding, and even cheesecake in your pressure cooker. With even better results than in an oven.
Is pressure cooking healthy?
Cooking foods take the nutrients out of the food. Thus, it makes sense that cooking food for a shorter amount of time means more nutrients will remain in the food when it’s done.
So compared to most other methods of cooking food, a pressure cooker is far healthier.
Does pressure cooking destroy nutrients?
Because pressure cookers use a relatively small amount of water and because of the heat and pressure, the food is effectively steamed. Shorter cooking times mean more retention of nutrients.
What Tupperware Pressure Cookers users say about the product:
“My MPC gives me more time enjoying my family, rather than being stuck in the kitchen, I’m part of the game!”
“Coffee when I first get Hm, tough diced bull beef into pressure cooker- comes out tender every time! & while it cooks, a relax in the sun lol!”
I’ve cooked roast chicken, sausage casserole, venison n beef casserole, mexican mince and so much more…….but I have picked a favourite of mine and that’s butter chicken from scratch. Drums were on special as well. Very cheap, tasty and easy. @theresamacarthur
Creamy 30 min pumpkin soup in the micro pressure cooker
1kg pumpkin chopped (I substituted some of the pumpkin with cauliflower and kumara)
1 onion chopped
1 tsp crushed garlic
3/4 cup cream
Combine all in MPC except cream, cook for 25minutes.
When valve drops puree mixture (mash or puree in extra chef) and add cream when cooled.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Serve with sour cream if desired
The best way to sit and wait for your dinner while it’s cooking!
1st pic: it’s been a long day, grab a wine and think about what takeaways to get or is the pressure cooker faster & easier.
2nd pic: nice hearty warming Thai green curry pumpkin soup in only 20minutes (5min prep and 15min cooking time)
3rd pic: relaxing whilst it cooks, winding down after the long day.
Another slow cooked meal done in 30 mins.
McCormack creamy chicken using I do this in the weekend but yet again done during the working week and my rice done in 12 minutes in the micro urban. @rachelmaxwell
More Micro Pressure Cooker Recipes:
Simple MPC Bolognese
500 g pork and veal mince, or beef mince
1 tbsp olive oil
150 g pancetta or streaky bacon, diced
1 brown onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 bay leaves
2 tbsp tomato paste
400 g canned diced tomatoes
1 beef stock cube, crumbled
125 ml red wine
salt & pepper
150 g cherry truss tomatoes
- Place all ingredients in the Micro Pressure Cooker. Mix until well combined. Securely cover and lock the cooker.
Microwave at 900 watts for 30 minutes.
- Remove Micro Pressure Cooker from microwave and rest, until the pressure indicator drops. Unlock cooker and remove its cover.
- Serve bolognese with cooked pasta, fresh basil, parmesan and a drizzle of olive oil.
Pasta, basil, parmesan, olive oil
Pulled Chipotle Chicken Tacos
- 5 Persons
- 2 tsp – 1 tbs chipotle or Mexican hot sauce
- 2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp cacao powder
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- 650g chicken thighs
- 1 red onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 60ml water
- 1 tsp sugar or coconut sugar
- 12 mini flour or corn tortillas
- 1 corn cob, grilled, kernels only
- ⅛ red cabbage, finely sliced
- ½ red onion, finely sliced or diced
- ½ avocado, sliced
- Fresh coriander
- 2 limes, cut into wedges
Your Tupperware Micro Pressure Cooker is Not Your Standard Kitchen Tool
“Why The Tupperware Pressure Cooker? Because it’s faster, creates less mess and is so convenient. You can leave it cooking and never have to worry about overcooking your meal!” Tupperware MPC Owner
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