How to Steam Dumplings in an Instant Pot
If you love dumplings but don’t feel like getting out your big wok to steam them, the Instant Pot can be a great alternative. You can cook a dozen dumplings in under 10 minutes with an Instant Pot, so it’s an ideal way to cook them quickly. Here are some tips for steaming dumplings in an Instant Pot.
Step 1: Preparation
Before you get started, you’ll need to prepare the dumplings. You can purchase pre-made dumplings from most grocery stores, or you can make your own. Once you have the dumplings ready, you’ll want to spray the bottom of the Instant Pot with some cooking spray. This will prevent the dumplings from sticking.
Step 2: Add Liquid and Place Dumplings
Next, you’ll need to add some liquid to the Instant Pot. You can use broth, water, or a combination of both. Once the liquid is added, place the dumplings into the pot. Make sure to spread them out evenly so that they will cook evenly.
Step 3: Pressure Cook
Now it’s time to set the pressure cook settings on the Instant Pot. Set the pot to “High Pressure” and the timer to 4 minutes. Once you seal the pot, the cooking will start.
Step 4: Quick Release
Once the cooking time is up, you’ll need to quickly release the pressure. To do this, turn the pressure release valve to the “venting” setting. This will allow the steam to escape and the pressure to be released quickly.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Now you can open the Instant Pot and enjoy your perfectly cooked dumplings!
Tips for Success
- Make sure the dumplings are spread out evenly. This helps ensure they cook evenly without sticking together.
- Spray the inner pot with cooking spray. This helps prevent sticking which can be a problem when steaming dumplings in an Instant Pot.
- Quickly release the pressure. This will prevent the dumplings from overcooking and becoming soggy.
With these tips, you can create perfectly steamed dumplings in your Instant Pot in no time!