Basic Dried Posole Hominy Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Basic Dried Posole Hominy Pressure Cooker Recipe


Makes about 4 cups – Cooker: 5- to 7-quart – Time: 60 minutes at HIGH pressure

  • 2 cups dried hominy/posole (about 12 ounces), soaked and drained
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 6 cups water, to cover


  1. Combine the posole, salt, and water in a 5- to 7-quart pressure cooker
  2. Close and lock the lid
  3. Set the burner heat to high
  4. When the cooker reaches HIGH pressure, reduce the burner heat as low as you can and still maintain HIGH pressure
  5. Set a timer to cook for 60 minutes
  6. Remove the pot from the heat
  7. Open the cooker with the Natural Release method; let stand for 15 minutes
  8. At time, if the pressure is not all released, open the valve
  9. Be careful of the steam as you remove the lid
  10. Check the kernels and if still hard, return to a boil, relock the cooker, bring back up to HIGH pressure, and cook for 10 minutes, 20 if they are still quite hard
  11. Keep cooking in 10-minute increments this way until the kernels are tender
  12. Drain and rinse
  13. You can reserve the cooking liquid to add to posole stew or soup
  14. The grains may or may not open up and blossom like popcorn, but should still be slightly firm to the bite
  15. They will have a firmer texture than canned hominy
  16. Serve immediately or let cool to room temperature and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 2 days or the freezer for 3 months

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