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225 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes
A pressure cooker is indispensable for the busy home cook, as most foods cook in one-third of the time of conventional cooking methods. Many food writers and retailers have embraced it as the kitchen tool of the millennium — you can save time and energy without compromising quality. With 225 Best Pressure Cooker Recipes you will have great meals ready in no time!
This incredible variety of recipes features everything from everyday meals to dishes for entertaining, including vegetarian options. Imagine hands-free risotto cooked to creamy perfection in
6 minutes, almost instant homemade stocks and broths, or a tender beef and red wine stew cooked in half an hour (inexpensive cuts of meats that usually need long, slow cooking are perfect for the pressure cooker). And the pressure cooker truly shines when it comes to preparing beans and whole grains.
My husband does the cooking and he has 2 pressure cookers and 1 pressure oven. He uses this book almost daily to come up with something new to cook.
Cinda Chavich’s recipes are clear, mise-en-place orderly and precise. Ingredient measurements are also offered in metric units. Steps are laid out in an easy-to-follow way that will delight beginners and experienced cooks. Most recipes fit on one page max and most involve only 3 to 5 cooking steps.
The title says it all as these really are some of the best recipes you’ll find for the pressure cooker. While many tasty basic dishes are here, this is not a recipe book for the timid diner or a poorly stocked kitchen. Chavich works miracles with exotic spices and ingredients that even a novice pressure cook can easily learn to master – cardamom, garam masala, chili and curry pastes, coconut milk and more. The recipes take inspiration from North African, Mediterranean, pan-Asian, Latin American and other world cuisines with incredibly delicious results. Best of all, every recipe I’ve tried has been easy to prepare and fuss-free. Ms. Chavich put her skills as a journalist and food editor to good use, giving us a recipe book that’s written with uncommon clarity.
The book includes many basic recipes for perfect pot roast, hummus, Sloppy Joe’s, roast chicken, stews and fantastic vegetarian dishes that are healthful, easy and full of flavor. A section on beans and grains offers 29 can’t-wait-to-try recipes that range from basic risotto to paella and wheat berries carbonara.
Here are some of the vibrant and tantalizing recipes:
• Wild Mushroom and Potato Bisque
• Cajun Black Bean and Sausage Gumbo
• Beef Short Ribs in Barbecue Sauce
• Kansas City Pulled Pork Butt
• Risotto with Mushrooms and Shrimp
• Orange Espresso Cheesecake
You’ll find great information throughout the book — from pressure cooking essentials and tips for preparing beans and making stocks to a table of cooking times for vegetables, fruit, meat and poultry.
Cinda Chavich is a journalist, author and former newspaper food editor and senior feature writer. she specializes in food and wine, cultural history, lifestyle and trends. she is also a frequent contributor to national magazines, radio and newspapers.
Using these recipes, flavor is preserved. There are individualized techniques for each recipe. If you read a recipe, you can get an idea of techniques which you can then generalize to recipes of your own. I’ve done this with outstanding results.
It is a huge time-saver. We have had nice home-cooked meals because of it, when time was short and we were running late. It cooks potatoes beautifully, never mushing them. It is a godsend for a family in a rush around dinner.
The recipes are easy to follow and call for ingredients that I have or can get at any grocery store. It is a pleasure to view beautiful color pictures of the prepared food and browse the variety of recipes in this book.
I received this product to give my honest opinion.