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Place Zucchini in Instant Pot: Add 1 cup (250 ml) of cold water and steamer basket in Instant Pot. Place 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks in the steamer basket. *Pro Tip: Ensure you're using 1 cup (250 ml) of Cold Water because using hot or warm water will directly affect the final results.
Pressure Cook Zucchini: Close lid, then turn Venting Knob to Sealing position. Pressure Cook at High Pressure for 0 - 1 minute, then immediately Quick Release. Open the lid carefully.
Season & Serve Zucchini: Season zucchinis with salt & black pepper, then give it a few tosses. Serve the zucchini as a side dish or chilled for a salad. Enjoy~
Saute Zucchini in Instant Pot: Heat up Instant Pot using "Sauté More" function, and wait until it says "HOT". Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil in the inner pot, and ensure to coat the oil over the whole bottom of the pot. Add 1lb (454g) zucchini chunks and a pinch of salt in Instant Pot. Give it a quick stir. Leave the zucchini alone for 1.5 minute, then stir again. *Pro Tip: Stir once every minute for 3 - 4 minutes until the zucchini are well browned.
Add Garlic & Soy Sauce: Add in minced garlic and 1 tsp (5ml) regular soy sauce, then saute for another minute.
Season & Serve Zucchini: Taste one of the zucchini to make sure it’s thoroughly cooked. Adjust the seasoning by adding more salt if necessary (for reference, we added 1 - 2 more pinches of salt). Serve immediately & enjoy these sauteed zucchini.