Pressure Cooker Recipes

This quick worker of wonders has enjoyed a come-back. We’re offering up a new generation of healthy recipes for a new set of pressure cooker fans.

How to Cook Dried Navy Beans in Pressure-Cookers
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Great for Beans and Grains

A pressure cooker makes quick work of whole grains and beans, heart-healthy ingredients that often require lots of soaking and cooking. Check your pressure cooker's manual for any specific guidelines about handling beans and grains in your model.

Dried Navy Beans: Versatile with a delicate flavor and texture, navy beans are also high in fiber: 9.6g in just half of cup.

Place 6 cups water, 1 cup dried navy beans, 1 teaspoon olive oil, and 1 bay leaf in pressure cooker. Close lid securely; bring to high pressure over high heat. Adjust heat to medium or level needed to maintain high pressure; cook 40 minutes. Remove from heat; release pressure through steam vent, or place cooker under cold running water to release pressure. Remove lid; drain beans. Discard bay leaf.

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