What I use
Chop green onions
Done! Put in Bowl #1
Chop the ends off the sweet onions
Peel off the exterior layer plus 1 extra layer
Slice into fourths
Chop up with the chopper or dice with your chef knife
Put in Bowl #1 with the green onions
Chop up some carrots (I used baby carrots - normal ones work just fine)
Add to Bowl #1
Measure out Lentils - (I typically use 2 cups = 8-16 servings)
Rinse the lentils - put in Bowl #2
Wash your celery
Chop the ends off of the celery
Chop each celery up
Add all to Bowl #3. You may also chop tomatoes, cauliflower, chorizo links cut into 1/2 pieces, and add here as well.
Add about 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil to the inside of the pressure cooker
Enough to look like this
Add Bowl #1 (green onions, sweet onions, carrots) to the pressure cooker.
Put on High Heat and sauté Bowl #1 contents for 5 minutes stirring every so often
Sautéed and ready!
Add celery plus any other veggies or additions you'd like to add. Also add the bay leaf here for flavoring.
Add hot water from the faucet - enough to cover everything plus an extra inch. Usually comes out to about 6 cups.
Add beef cubes or other meat cubes if desired. Or use chicken stock instead of water for the meat flavor
Add some pepper
Cover the pressure cooker and bring to high heat.
When the orange pressure regulator pops up, lower the heat to medium and let cook under pressure for about 8 minutes.
Turn off the heat after 8-10 minutes. If you want it to be less soupy, can cook for 10-15 minutes.
Using a wooden spatula, gently press on the pressure control valve (on the center of the lid) to allow all of the steam/pressure to escape until the orange pressure regulator goes back down.
Open pressure cooker lid (careful with the steam! It burns!) and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Serve with rice, other veggies, and some fish or meat. Bom appetite!