Summer cooking in your pressure cooker

Yes, you can do summer cooking in your pressure cooker. Many of us put our pressure cookers away in the summer – knowing they are perfect for making casseroles, curries, pot roasts and hearty soups and thinking there aren’t any summer recipes that can be cooked in a pressure cooker.

Actually there are a number of summer recipes that can be cooked so much quicker in your pressure cooker – proving that a pressure cooker is useful year round for fast, easy, delicious, nutritious cooking. So get your pressure cooker out from the back of the cupboard and follow the links to these pressure cooker summer recipes. You’ll find yourself spending less time in the kitchen and will have more time to enjoy the summer – sounds like a great plan to us!

Let’s start with soup - Courgette basil soup can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes.

Summer meat dishes include pressure cooker pulled pork – in just over an hour! Enjoy some Asian flavours with this honey sesame chicken – prepared and cooked in about 20 minutes. Follow this step by step blog by nomnompaleo making Italian summer chicken quickly and easily in a pressure cooker. A BBC Good Food recipe is this – Asian short ribs – prepared in 20 minutes, cooked in an hour.

Did you know that risotto can be cooked in a pressure cooker? Yes, there’s no need to keep stirring, the flavours are locked in and it’s quicker than the conventional method.  Try the Kuhn Rikon recipe for rocket risotto or the BBC Good Food recipe for prawn and pea pressure cooker risotto.

While we’re on the subject of rice - make a rice pilaff in minutes in your pressure cooker – it can be eaten hot or cold.

Summer vegetable dishes can be made in the pressure cooker. Seal in the flavours and nutrients when you pressure cook green beans with fresh tomatoes in a few minutes. Raymond Blanc uses a pressure cooker to cook a medley of summer vegetables within 15 minutes.

Caponata is a delicious vegetable combination of Mediterranean flavours  - serve it as a starter or side dish either warm or cold. Make it in the pressure cooker in 8 minutes. You’ll find the caponata recipe on this website.  Similarly, ratatouille is another summer vegetable dish that can, of course, be cooked quicker in a pressure cooker. The Kuhn Rikon ratatouille recipe is also on this website.

Use the pressure cooker to help you prepare dishes for the BBQ – now that’s a sentence you didn’t think you’d ever see! Dishes such as spare ribs that are so tender they fall off the bone after just an hour of preparing and cooking.  Or see the advice from on pre-cooking ribs in the pressure cooker before finishing them on the grill or BBQ.

Make your salad side dishes in the pressure cooker. Cook that superfood – Quinoa in one minute – to make a quick quinoa salad. It takes just four minutes to cook potatoes for a potato salad and you can hard boil eggs in the pressure cooker at the same time.

Yes, you can do summer cooking in your pressure cooker!

Take a look at our range of pressure cookers – you’ll find they save you time year round, not just in the colder months.  

Thanks for the links for recipes, especially BBC Good Food, Pressure Cooking Today and hippressurecooking.