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Instant Pot Cookbook for Dummies

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-04-07
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


Over 100 Quick and Easy Recipes  

Wondering how get the most out of your Instant Pot or your favorite multi-cooker? This one-of a kind guide will walk you through what you need to know to start cooking with your Instant Pot today. It covers what you can cook to setting functions to keeping your pot looking (and smelling!) like new, plus what will happen step-by-step through the cooking process. You will also get over 100 tasty, family-friendly recipes for making delicious mains, appetizers, sides, breakfasts, and desserts—in a flash. 

Inside, you’ll get the lowdown on getting to know your pot and all its features. Discover all that you and your Instant Pot can achieve, from cooking fluffy rice, beans from scratch, and creating roasts, soups, vegetarian, Mediterranean, Keto, and Indian dishes, to making homemade yogurt, baby food, and decadent desserts.

  • Prep, set it, and go
  • Compatable with Instant Potmodels and brands like Ninja All-in-One Multi-Cooker
  • Get hours back in your day
  • Save time without losing flavor
  • Baby-friendly recipes

Includes recipes to suit the entire family, including baby-friendly, keto, gluten free and vegan options created by two dietitians! Now you can serve up home-cooked meals in a fraction of the time of a slow cooker—without feeling guilty about not spending a lot of time in your kitchen.

Author Biography

Wendy Jo Peterson, MS, RDN, is a culinary nutritionist and award-winning co-author of Born To Eat and Mediterranean Diet Cookbook For Dummies.

Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, CPT, is a national nutrition expert, author, and nutrition communications consultant. You'll find her latest work for outlets like Oxygen on her social @shawsimpleswaps.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 3

Icons Used in This Book 4

Beyond the Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1: Getting Started With the Instant Pot 5

Chapter 1: Becoming the Boss of Your Instant Pot 7

Overcoming Your Instant Pot Fears 8

Staying Safe When Using Your Instant Pot 8

Troubleshooting Your Instant Pot 10

Getting Answers to Common Instant Pot Questions 11

Chapter 2: Instant Pot 101: Understanding the Pot 13

Exploring Other Multiuse Pressure Cookers on the Market 14

Exploring the Instant Pot 15

Considering the Various Instant Pot Models 17

Looking at the Newest Instant Pot: The DUO EVO Plus 18

Looking at the Instant Pot’s Features 20

Releasing Pressure Inside the Pot 23

Chapter 3: Kitchen Staples for Making Meals Come to Life 25

Starting with the Pantry 26

Grains and pastas 26

Legumes and beans 27

Nuts and seeds 27

Shelf-stable fruits and vegetables 28

Condiments and dried herbs and spices 28

Baking supplies 31

Focusing on the Fridge 31

Making the Most of Your Freezer 33

Chapter 4: Building Your Kitchen Arsenal 35

Accessorizing Your Instant Pot 35

Stocking Up on Other Kitchen Tools 36

Taking Your Instant Pot Kitchen on the Road 38

Chapter 5: Instant Pot Tips, Tricks, and Hacks 39

BURN, Baby, BURN: Dealing with a Burn Error Message 39

Trying Some Mind-Blowing Tricks with Your Instant Pot 41

Saving on Your Energy Bill with the Instant Pot 42

Making Edible Gifts for Every Occasion 42

Part 2: Planning Ahead With the Instant Pot 45

Chapter 6: Meal-Planning Basics 47

The Essentials of Meal Planning 47

Foods for the Whole Family — Even Baby! 48

Cook Once Eat Twice: Batch-Cooking and Freezing 50

Time-Saving Hacks for Busy People 50

Chapter 7: Seven-Day Meal Plans  53

A Family-Friendly Meal Plan 53

A Vegetarian Meal Plan 55

A Modified Keto Meal Plan 56

Part 3: Get Cooking! 59

Chapter 8: Instant Pot Basics: Yogurt, Applesauce, Broth, and More 61

Chapter 9: Jump-Start Your Day: Breakfast 75

Chapter 10: Classic Meats and Poultry 87

Chapter 11: The Beauty of Bowls 97

Chapter 12: One-Pot Wonders 109

Chapter 13: Star-Studded Side Dishes 123

Chapter 14: Hearty Soups and Stews 137

Chapter 15: Going Global 151

Chapter 16: Getting the Party Started: Appetizers 171

Chapter 17: Beverages 181

Chapter 18: Sweet Treats 189

Chapter 19: Baking and Sous Vide with the New Instant Pot 203

Part 4: The Part of Tens 213

Chapter 20: Ten Tips for Making the Most of Your Instant Pot 215

Cleaning Your Instant Pot 215

Keeping Your Instant Pot Out 216

Starting Simple 216

Exploring the Functions of Your Instant Pot 217

Feeling Confident with Your Instant Pot 217

Trying One New Recipe per Week 218

Comparing Recipes 218

Shopping the Sales 218

Investing in Accessories 219

Buying Extra Basics 219

Chapter 21: Ten (or So) Tips to Care for Your Instant Pot 221

Cleaning Your Instant Pot 221

Keeping Strange Odors at Bay 223

Storing Your Instant Pot 223

Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Carry Over Pulled Meats 225

Bowls 225

Casseroles 226

Enchiladas 226

Omelets 226

Salads 227

Sandwiches 227

Soups 227

Tacos 228

Tamales 228

Toast 228

Chapter 23: Ten Meals to Modify for Baby 229

Sloppy Joes (Chapter 12) 231

Nancy’s Stuffed Bell Peppers (Chapter 12) 232

Madras Lentils (Chapter 15) 232

Farmers Market Frittata (Chapter 9) 233

Carne Guisada (Chapter 10) 233

Chicken Sausage and Ancient Grain Casserole (Chapter 12) 233

Cinnamon Spice Steel-Cut Oats (Chapter 9) 234

Plain Yogurt (Chapter 8) and Coconut Milk Kefir (Chapter 8) 234

Simple Spanish Paella (Chapter 15) 235

Texas Beef Chili with Beans (Chapter 14) 236

Chapter 24: Top Ten Keto-Friendly Meals 237

Coconut Milk Kefir 237

Poached Eggs 238

Beef Bone Broth 238

Seasoned Pulled Pork 238

Carne Guisada 238

Korean Beef Bulgogi Bowl 239

Turkey and Mushroom Meatloaf 239

Garlic Green Beans and Tomatoes 239

Cheese Fondue with Jalapeños 239

Spiced Walnuts and Cashews 240

Part 5: Appendixes 241

Appendix A: Metric Conversion Guide 243

Appendix B: Safe Cooking Temperatures 247

Index 249

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