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3/23/14 11:30 A

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When I moved to New Mexico and started living at 7,000 feet, one of the first things I noticed is how much longer it took to cook beans and rice (because the liquid boils at a lower temperature so whatever you're cooking in liquid doesn't get as hot). You compensate in the rice cooker by adding more liquid, forcing it to cook longer. For me, using a pressure cooker is essential for cooking those dried beans. I presoak them (except for lentils and black-eyed peas) and most cook in 12 minutes. Pre-soaked chickpeas cook in 20 minutes.

I tend to cook ingredients (mostly beans and vegetable broth) in my pressure cooker and not whole recipes. I do season the beans, though. Black beans and pintos (which generally end up in Mexican-inspired dishes at my house) are usually cooked with dried red chilies, cumin and garlic; I add fresh herbs to white beans, but usually cook the chickpeas plain.

Today, I'm making veggie broth using this recipe (for a crock pot):

http://www.food.com/recipe/diabetic-vege
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And, later, some lentils to make my new favorite recipe for a veggie "burger":

http://www.vegkitchen.com/recipes/quinoa
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11/11/13 9:18 A

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When I started cooking dry beans in mine, I used 20 minutes as a standard cooking time. I soon figured out that Chickpeas take a little longer, 30 minutes usually do the trick.
It's trial & error but, it's usually better to start with15 or 20 minutes & then do a little more if needed. It doesn't take the PC long to get back up to pressure if more time is necessary.
I need to do another round of bean batches, I think this time I'll make myself a time sheet so I'll know which bean takes exactly how long.
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11/11/13 9:13 A

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I don't have a pressure cooker, but I'm tempted to get one for beans. I've been cooking dry beans on the stove. Soaking overnight. Rinsing, etc. They either come out too hard or mushy. (I really dislike mushy.)

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11/10/13 10:06 A

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I bought a pressure cooker for beans and chickpeas, but I haven't used it for that yet. I think I'm a little afraid it'll burn on the bottom since you can't stop to check the water levels. I still use my crock pot. I don't really have enough time to try new things right now, but I know I'll love it once I use it.

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11/10/13 9:35 A

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I don't but, I read recently that if you soak them that you will have less of a problem with gas than if you don't so, I may have to go back to soaking them emoticon ! But, I think if you soak them overnight it might cut down on the cooking time. Most are good after 20 minutes however, chickpeas seem to take a bit longer.

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11/10/13 9:32 A

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do you soak the beans? or anything else before you pressure cook the beans?

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11/10/13 9:31 A

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All kinds of beans!!! Any dry beans are usually done un about 20 minutes!!

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11/10/13 9:25 A

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quinoa is great in a few minutes. Also if you live by a Whole Foods, they have an entire section of just exotic beans that are wonderful and fun to experiment with. I can go from dry beans to a meal in 30 minutes or less

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11/10/13 9:11 A

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JIMSBABY what beans do you cook?

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11/9/13 10:22 A

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I used to use mine a lot for cooking stewing beef and that sort of thing - quick, and the meat didn't dry out. My pressure cooker has been idle in the appliance cubbie for a long time now. This site has a lot of great info and a vegan pressure cooker recipe for dal! Going to try using it again, I am never happy with my quinoa - will try some of the recipes. Thanks for this site too, looks really good.

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11/9/13 7:25 A

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mainly dry beans in bulk so I can stock up my freezer :)

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Does any one use a pressure cooker? What do you make?

Here is some info on cooking with a pressure cooker

www.pinterest.com/sanctuaryhome/vega
n-
pressure-cooker-recipes/


www.yummly.com/recipes/vegetarian-pr
es
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veganepicurean.blogspot.com/2013/01/
pr
essure-cooking-beans.html


happyherbivore.com/2011/12/all-about
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ressure-cookers-vegan/


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