Traditional cooking has been going on for many years. It is a common cooking procedure to add water to the vegetables that you place into a pot and then boil them all until they are tender. Meats are something else that it is quite common to do this with.
The problem with cooking with the traditional method is that after we have finished boiling our food most of the nutrients are gone; some evaporated while the rest has been poured out into the sink drain.
There is a proper method to go about cooking vegetables and the very first thing that you will want to do is clean the vegetables by rinsing them with water especially if they are freshly picked from the garden. Next, observe the size of your vegetables so that they will all cook within a reasonable amount of time when you mix them together into a pot.
Most people cut their vegetables up to cook them so that they will cook easily and they get tender rather quick when boiling them
After cleaning your vegetables you need to add the right amount of water to them. The manual that comes with your pressure cooker should mention how much water is to be used with certain vegetables. It is usually about ½ or 2/3 cups of water depending upon how many vegetables you will be cooking at once.
Note: If you live on elevated grounds compared to most people then you will need to adjust the boiling time because it will generally take a little bit longer for your food to heat up and cook.
When cooking certain, vegetables times will vary anywhere from 1-5 minutes. You will need to add a minute to the given times if the vegetables that you are about to pressure cook are frozen.
Your pressure cooker will have either a basket or a rack that it comes with. Once you have prepared your vegetables you will then need to proceed to place them inside of this rack. After placing them inside the basket you need to close the lid so that the pressure can build up. Stay close-by because it does not take the vegetables long to finish cooking. You wouldn’t want to overcook your veggies.
Once done you can strain the veggies and use cold water on them to keep them crispy. Now you may serve and enjoy your vegetables.