Pot-in-Pot (PIP) method for making rice in your Pressure Cooker/Instant Pot

How to Use the Pot-in-Pot Method in Your Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Wondering how to use the pot-in-pot method to cook in your pressure cooker? This tutorial will walk you through the whole pot-in-pot process—how to set it up and what equipment you’ll need, as well as tips for adapting recipes to cook pot-in-pot!

Have you tried pot-in-pot cooking yet? The pot-in-pot method (sometimes shortened to “PIP”) of cooking in the electric pressure cooker has several benefits!

Cooking pot-in-pot lets you make a dish in the pressure cooker without dirtying the inner cooking pot, which is useful if you plan to use the pressure cooker again (for instance, making white rice to serve with your Beef and Broccoli). Pot-in-pot also lets you make two separate parts of the meal at the same time in the same pressure cooker (making white rice while the lemon chicken cooks below). Pot-in-pot is necessary for “baking” things like cheesecakes in the pressure cooker. It’s also automatic portion control—the pot-in-pot method uses cute, smaller-size dishes like cake pans, half-size Bundt pans, mason jars, and ramekins.

I recently had the chance to walk a friend through the pot-in-pot method, and I thought I’d take some photos to share with you!

Pressure Cooker Key Lime Pie

Pressure Cooker Key Lime Pie

A tart, creamy key lime pie with a graham cracker crust "baked" in the pressure cooker, then served topped with some lightly sweetened whipped cream. This Pressure Cooker Key Lime Pie is a must...