When using an Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker, PIP stands for Pot in Pot cooking.  That means you're cooking two dishes at the same time by stacking a separate pot on top of a trivet in the inner pot.

It's a great way to cook rice, veggies, or several other different types of side dishes!

example of pot in pot cooking, before and after shot of rice.

Here's how I do it: insert the trivet that comes with your pressure cooker, putting the legs on either side of whatever you're cooking in the bottom of the pot. Then, put your pot-in-pot dish (I use a 6” cake pan and it works great for the recipes I've listed) on top of the trivet and add whatever you're cooking. Seal the lid and cook away! The cook times for the PIP cooking are all included in the meal instructions.

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