Scrub beets to remove dirt. Wash it under tap water to get rid of the dirt.
If there are stems attached to beets, cut and remove it.
Add 1 cup water into the pot.
Place the trivet or steaming basket inside.
Arrange beets on the trivet or basket.
Secure lid, make sure pressure knob is in SEALING position.
Select PRESSURE COOK and adjust timer to 30 minutes. Different size (in reference to the diameter of the beets), cooking time will vary. Smaller beets take lesser time and big ones take a little longer to cook.NOTE: please bare in mind 30 minutes on the timer does not include the time to build the pressure inside the pot. It takes approximately 12-17 minutes for the instant pot to build pressure inside before it starts cooking.
Once cooking time completes, immediately release all pressure from the pot by carefully turning pressure valve from SEALING POSITION to VENTING POSTING.
Check if all beets are cooked by piercing it with a knife in the center. If knife cuts through flesh easily, it’s cooked. If hard to pierce, cover lid and cook for additional 5 to 8 minutes depending on the size of the beets.
Remove beets from the instant pot using tongs.
Place it on cutting board and let it cool down little until it’s safe to handle.
Peel the skin off beets using fingers. YES, that’s right, the skin easily comes off.Pro-Tip: don’t want to mess up your manicured nails and finger, use disposable gloves while peeling the skin off. If you got beet stains on your finger, you can get rid off it by using baking soda. Rub soda on your hands and wash it off.
Not all beets leave stain on your fingers. Most of it comes off immediately when you rinse them. I used bare fingers to peel the skin off, no beet stained finger for me! It all depends on the beets you use!
Use cooked beets in any dish of your choice.
Use beets cooked in instant pot in salads, soups, to make beet hummus, use whole beets to make spirals, or snack on it directly. Trust me, those thinly sliced beets slices went down as it is in no time.