How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook

by Daniel Shumski

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How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook by Daniel Shumski

Master the revolutionary appliance that is changing the way we cook!

The only Instant Pot cookbook that is organized by function, How to Instant Pot is both a guide to understanding the Instant Pot basics and a foodie’s creative collection of over 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of the Instant Pot’s many virtues, from cooking perfect risotto in six minutes, no stirring required, to five kinds of yogurt, to creating one-hour killer chili and soups from scratch, using dried beans.

Here’s how to make incredible hands-off meals like Ziti and Italian Sausage, Maple-Mustard Pork Shoulder, and Korean-Style Short Ribs, plus plenty of sides, breakfasts, and desserts. In addition to a set of recipes for each function and master recipes with three variations each, there are surprising shortcuts—basics like quick pickles, perfect hard-boiled eggs, and a 30-minute “baked” potato. It’s the essential purchase for every instant pot owner.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523502066
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 16,462
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Daniel Shumski, author of Will It Waffle? and Will It Skillet!, is a writer and editor who has hunted ramen in Tokyo for the Washington Post and tracked down ice cream in Buenos Aires for the Los Angeles Times. He lives in Montreal.

 

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

How to Use This Book viii

Chapter 1 Instant Pot Basics 1

Meeting Your Instant Pot: Equipment and Set-Up 2

Function and Button Overview 5

How to Speak Instant Pot: Deciphering the LCD Readout 12

Converting Your Favourite Recipes to the Instant Pot 13

Cleaning the Machine 15

Instant Pot FAQs 17

Chapter 2 Pressure Cooker 21

How a Pressure Cooker Works 22

How a Pressure-Cooker Recipe Works 23

The Differences Between Instant Pot and Other Pressure Cookers 24

Pressure-Cooker Tips and Potential Pitfalls 25

Recipe Timing 25

High-Altitude Modifications 26

Pressure-Cooker Safety 26

Pressure-Cooking Tips and Tidbits 27

The Recipes 28-114

Chapter 3 Slow Cooker 115

Why Use a Slow Cooker? 116

Temperature and Timing 116

Converting Traditional Recipes for the Stow Cooker 116

Slow-Cooker Tips and Pitfalls 117

The Recipes 118-206

Chapter 4 Rice Maker 207

What's Different About the Rice Cycle? 208

Temperature and Timing 208

Is There a Magic Rice-to-Water Ratio? 209

Measurement 209

The Recipes 210-220

Chapter 5 Yogurt Maker 221

What Does the Yogurt Function Do? 222

Yogurt-Making Basics 222

Making Yogurt in Containers 223

Yogurt Experimentation 223

Yogurt Troubleshooting 224

The Recipes 226-244

Chapter 6 Steamer 245

What's Different About the Steaming Cycle? 246

Valve Position and Quick Release 247

Other Uses for the Steam Function 247

The Recipes 248-264

Conversion Tables 265

General Pressure-Cooking Times 266

Index 270

About the Author 280

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How to Instant Pot: Mastering All the Functions of the One Pot That Will Change the Way You Cook 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Gennifer0030 10 months ago
Excellent book for anyone who is on a plant based diet. Recipes are easy to follow and there is wide selection of meals. Would recommend to anyone who is just getting started out with their pot.
eternity21 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I have so many recipes I need to try now. I went right out and bought an instant pot to try them. The recipes are so easy to follow. The pictures were great and yummy looking. I really didn't know how much I could make with my instant pot. From pressure cooker settings to cook meat fast to making yogurt in this. I was on the fence about buying an instant pot and this book really helped me make the leap. Especially nice for beginners but there are advances tips as well. I recieved this book free for an honest review
eternity21 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this book. I have so many recipes I need to try now. I went right out and bought an instant pot to try them. The recipes are so easy to follow. The pictures were great and yummy looking. I really didn't know how much I could make with my instant pot. From pressure cooker settings to cook meat fast to making yogurt in this. I was on the fence about buying an instant pot and this book really helped me make the leap. Especially nice for beginners but there are advances tips as well. I recieved this book free for an honest review
rkfall More than 1 year ago
This is a great tutorial book on the “how to” and “ins and outs” of using your instant pot and getting your cooking started. The recipes are mouth-watering delicious. This book sets you up and gets you a great running start to preparing the meals your family is looking for in an instant. It includes 100 recipes that are sure to get some attention from your loved ones. At least that is what we found in our family. Enjoy and bon appetit. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
ChrisWebAdmin More than 1 year ago
Back in the 1970s when Rival purchased Naxon and created the Crock-Pot name they revolutionized the way we make dinner. Now in the 2000s, we have the Instant Pot. This startling Canadian innovation is reinventing how we cook. It combines the functions of a covered pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yoghurt maker, steamer, and other functions like sautéing and food warming. With “How To Instant Pot” from Daniel Shumski, author of “Will It Skillet?” and “Will It Waffle?“, you can learn how to use the various functions, what the buttons mean, how to decipher the LCD screen, how to convert your recipes, and everything else you need to know about using the Instant Pot. Rather than arranging the book by recipe type, this book is arranged by function. Each function of the Instant Pot, except the sautéing and warming functions, have their own chapters with recipes and instructions. With Chapter 1 “Instant Pot Basics” you get the lowdown on the basic functions for the Instant Pot. The chapter begins with a list of included equipment and optional accessories with a description of each. Setting up your pot includes what you need to make your first test run, or for reassembling after cleaning. Next is a section covering function and button overviews. This is where you find out what each button means, the preset buttons, the function buttons, and the modifying buttons. The explanation of how to sauté comes next, discussing timing, and heat settings. Uses for the sauté setting and things to know are also included. The keyboard function information is next. Very straightforward information about the temperatures related to the “Keep Warm” function including when and when not to use it. Next, comes how to speak “Instant Pot” which explains how to decipher the LCD readout field on the front of your machine. Afterwards is a few pages on converting recipes to the Instant Pot, with tips on changing a recipe from a slow cooker to a pressure cooker. Lastly is how to clean the machine, some Instant Pot tips and frequently asked questions, with a list of all the recipes included in the book which can be doubled. Chapter 2 explains the “Pressure Cooker” functions, with recipes of course. This section explains how the pressure cooker works and how pressure cooker recipes work. It then discusses what is different about pressure cooker recipes, the benefits of natural release versus quick release at the end of your cooking cycle, and the difference between an Instant Pot and other pressure cookers. For the novice and experienced cooks alike there are pressure cooker tips and potential pitfalls explained. For instance, too much liquid, too little liquid, recipe timing, high altitude modifications, and of course the extremely important pressure cooker safety. Finishing up with pressure cooking tips and tidbits, the recipes then follow. See the full review with a recipe for “Wheat Berries With Yoghurt And Honey” on RecipesNow! Reviews and Recipes Magazine. This review is in response to a complimentary copy of the book sent by the publishers in hopes of an honest review.