6 Instant Pot Cooking Hacks That Make Meal-Prep A Piece of Cake

Redditor u/Puzzled_Connection90 received an Instant Pot as a gift and wanted to know, “What are your favorite things to make with it?”

An Instant Pot is a brand of multicooker, which essentially combines the abilities of a pressure cooker and a slow cooker into one.

Other Instant Pot lovers took to the comments with their suggestions.

“The old school method is to soak in water overnight. Which obv takes a fair amount of planning,” said u/Librarycat77. “Then you drain, add fresh water, and cook.”

Rehydrating Beans

“The instant pot method takes an hour in total. And they're cooked at the end. For chickpeas anyways. I don't like the usual beans, but from what I've read the same method applies.”

“The best thing I use my instant pot for is cooking meat and fish from frozen. If I have forgotten to take the meat out of the freezer, I can just make something in my instant pot and it saves me from ordering out,” said u/somebunny234.

Cooking Frozen Meats and Fish

What's more delicious than tender pulled meats? With the Instant Pot, you can prepare pulled meats in bulk to add to various meals, like sloppy joes, barbecue night, stews, and pasta dishes.

Pulled Pork or Chicken

If you don't want to splurge on a nice rice cooker and you already have an Instant Pot lying around your kitchen, you can make delicious rice quickly and easily in your multicooker.


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