How to Saute in Instant Pot
The Instant Pot has revolutionized home cooking, and sautéing is no exception! With just a few simple tips, you can quickly and easily make flavorful stir-fries, marinated meats, and other savory dishes using your Instant Pot.
Step 1: Select the “Saute” Setting
The first step is selecting the “Saute” setting on your Instant Pot. This will bring the pot’s internal temperature up to the desired cooking temperature, which is usually around 350°F. Make sure to adjust this temperature according to the specific recipe you are making.
Step 2: Add Oil or Butter
Once the Instant Pot is heated up, you can add some oil or butter for extra flavor and to help prevent sticking. As a general rule of thumb, you should add about one tablespoon of oil or butter per pound of food.
Step 3: Add Your Ingredients
Next, add your ingredients to the pot. Start with any vegetables that will take the longest to cook, such as onions, peppers, and carrots. Once they have begun to soften, add any other ingredients such as meats, tofu, mushrooms, or beans.
Step 4: Stir and Flip
Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir and flip the ingredients frequently so they cook evenly. Adjust the heat as needed to prevent sticking or scorching.
Step 5: Add Seasonings and Sauce
Once the ingredients are nearly cooked through, add any seasonings and/or sauces. Stir everything together until evenly distributed before turning off the heat.
Step 6: Serve
Finally, when the food is fully cooked, you can serve it. Enjoy your flavorful sauteed dish!
Tips for Sauteing In the Instant Pot
- Cut Evenly: Make sure to cut your vegetables into small, uniform pieces so they cook evenly.
- Adjust Heat: You can adjust the cooking temperature by pressing the “Saute” button multiple times.
- Use a Wooden Spoon: A wooden spoon or spatula is best for stirring and flipping food in the pot.
- Watch for Burning: Make sure to stir the ingredients frequently to prevent sticking or burning.
With a few simple steps, you can turn your Instant Pot into a sautéing machine. With just a quick sauté, you can make delicious dishes such as stir-fries, marinated meats, and more. So get cooking and enjoy the deliciousness!