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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Demystifying the revolutionary appliance one function at a time.

Cooking in an opaque, sealed container with complicated buttons and lights requires a culinary leap of faith—or an expert guide like Daniel Shumski. In How to Instant Pot, he not only teaches you how to master each of this miracle device’s key functions, but offers more than 100 recipes specially crafted to take advantage of its many virtues. Plug it in and don’t look back!

Includes recipes for:

  • Beef Barbacoa Tacos
  • Lemon-Chocolate Bread Pudding
  • French Onion Soup
  • Tender Pressure-Cooker Pork Shoulder

And much, much more—plus helpful tips on converting your favorite recipes for the Instant Pot!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523502066
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 10/31/2017
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 119,608
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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