ISO: Pressure Cooking Help
Everything I cook in the pressure cooker seems to turn to mush. Here are some problems I've had, anyone have any suggestions?
White Rice: I usually put 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. The first time I made it, all of the liquid absorbed, but it was basically a ball of mush. I cooked it on high pressure for about 6 minutes. This time, I tried rinsing the rice until the water ran clean and then pressure cooked it in 2 cups of water and 1 tsp. of oil for 3 minutes. The rice was cooked, but there was left over liquid.
Lentils: I made split red lentils and used 1/2 c. lentils to 1 c. water. I pressure cooked it on high for 9 minutes (per the instructions in the book that came with the pressure cooker), they basically disintegrated. I later read that the cooking time I used was too long, maybe 4-6 minutes would have been better??
Also, the book says that the cooking time starts when steam starts coming out. That seems to be about 3-4 minutes or so after I turn on the heat. Does that sound right?
Any help or experience on this one is appreciated!!