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Entered to show how easy and quick it can be to cook carrots with a pressure cooker. Without a p.c., you would need to cut the carrots into matchstick julienned sticks to cook quickly. With this recipe, you can quickly create the 2-inch x 1/2-inch carrot pieces without a mandolin. This was adapted from Miss Vickie's blog. By steaming and not boiling carrots, more nutrients are maintained. To save time, use the smallest pressure cooker and the least amount of water required by your pressure cooker. In any case, the water should not go higher than the trivet. You can use a perforated steam tray set on top of the trivet. Or you might use a steel vegetable steamer (one with perforated petals). With the rack, you might also use a packet made from aluminum foil that has been tightly sealed. Test the carrots for doneness; they should be tender but not soft or mushy. Some p.c.s are faster than others, so you may need to adjust the time; just reseal the carrots, secure the lid and bring up to pressure again if necessary. Check your p.c. manual for recommended cooking time for carrots. (Margarine has too much water in it and will prevent the herbs from adhering to the carrots.) 2/06/14: I used the beginning of this recipe to pressure cook carrots for Moroccan Carrots; the carrots came out cooked but not mushy, even after simmering the sauce for Moroccan Carrots.
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (96 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6