Instruction
Booklet
Reverse Side
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker
CPC-600 Series
TipS and Hints
• Many family favorites can be easily
adapted for preparation in your
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker –
soups, stews, side dishes and more.
• The amount of liquid needed is much
less than for traditional cooking
methods.
• Never exceed the Maximum Fill Amount
of the pressure cooker.
• Make sure the lid is on firmly and tightly,
and moved as far counterclockwise as
it will go to allow proper locking.
• Hot foods/liquids will come to pressure
more quickly than cold foods/liquids.
• When pressure cooking is completed,
follow recipe instructions for releasing
pressure. For Quick Pressure Release it
is important to begin immediately upon
completion of pressure cooking;
otherwise foods will continue to cook,
and may overcook.
• Do not store pressure cooker with
lid on tightly. This saves on gasket wear
and tear.
• More nutrients are preserved during
pressure cooking than with traditional
cooking methods, as less liquid is used
and thus fewer nutrients are lost to
evaporation.
• To adapt your own recipes, find a similar
one in our cookbook and use it as a
guide. In general, cooking time will be
at least 1⁄3 to ½ of the traditional cooking
time. Reduce your cooking liquid by at
least half – you may need to “play” with
your recipe to get it right. You may wish
to add vegetables at the end of cooking
to avoid overcooking. You can also use
the cooking charts provided as a guide.
• If something is almost cooked, use
Simmer to complete cooking.
Charts:
cooking times
Poultry and Meats.............................. 2-3
Vegetables............................................. 4
Rice and Grains..................................... 5
Dried Beans........................................... 6
LIST OF RECIPES................................. 7
Suggested Cooking Times for Poultry
and Meats
Be sure to add at least 1 cup of liquid
when pressure cooking meats for
45 minutes or less, and 1½ cups if
cooking for longer amounts of time. Be
sure to add vegetables such as chopped
onions, carrots, and celery and aromatic
herbs such as garlic, parsley, thyme, etc.
for added flavor. Most items are cooked
on High Pressure unless otherwise
indicated. For best results and flavor,
most poultry and meats benefit from
browning first. Cooking times will vary
slightly due to individual size of pieces
and starting temperatures.
Poultry & Meats
Food
Cooking Time
Pressure Release Method
Chicken
Whole – up to 4 pounds
24 to 28 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Chicken Breast,
bone in, 3 pounds
9 to 10 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Boneless Chicken Breast,
2 pounds
5 to 6 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Thighs/Legs, bone in
9 to 12 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Thighs/Legs, boneless
8 to 10 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Pot Roast, Bottom
Round, 3-3½ pounds
99 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Brisket, 2½-2 pounds
55 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Corned Beef Brisket
24 minutes per pound
Natural Pressure Release
Short Ribs, 2-3 inches
thick
50 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Stew – 1½ to 2-inch cubes
10 minutes
Natural Pressure Release (see recipe for
Beef Stew for times with vegetables)
Shanks, four, 12 ounces
each
24 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Shoulder cubes for stew,
about 1½ inches
22 to 25 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Chops, Loin, bone in,
¾-1 inch thick
9-11 minutes, brown
first
Quick Pressure Release
Boneless Shoulder Roast,
about 3 pounds
50 to 55 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Spareribs, cut into 2 to 3
rib pieces
22 to 28 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Boneless Shoulder Roast
10 minutes per
pound (weight is
important to avoid
overcooking)
Natural Pressure Release
Cubes for stew,
1½-2 inches
9 to 10 minutes
Natural Pressure Release
Beef
Lamb
Pork
Veal
Vegetables
Rice and Grains
Vegetables should be well washed and peeled if necessary. Vegetables cook very
quickly – be sure to use Quick Pressure Release immediately after audible beep
sounds. If vegetables require more cooking, turn pressure cooker off, and cover to
steam the vegetables until preferred texture is reached. Add ½ cup water or liquid for
cooking. If pressure cooking frozen vegetables, 1 to 2 minutes additional cooking time
and longer steaming time may be needed. When cooking vegetables it is always best
to undercook, then allow additional time to steam – to avoid overcooking. All cooking
is on High Pressure unless otherwise indicated.
Rice and grains cook best in a large amount of water, with the excess water drained
when cooking and pressure release are completed. In most cases, cooking is done
using High Pressure, followed by a combination of Natural and Quick Pressure
Release. If further cooking is needed, select Simmer and cook until tender. Rice and
grains are best slightly undercooked if they are to be added to soups or casseroles. Oil
or butter must be added to prevent foaming.
Food
Artichokes
4 medium/large, 8 to 10 ounces
each
Cooking Time
7 to 9 minutes
Pressure Release Method
A general formula to follow, unless you are preparing a specific recipe or the chart
below indicates otherwise, is to cook 2 cups of the rice or grain in 6½ cups liquid with
1 to 2 tablespoons butter or oil. DO NOT COOK MORE THAN THIS AMOUNT.
The exception is white rice, which is cooked differently from speciality rice and grains.
Use specific directions for cooking white rice.
Rice/Grain
Quick Pressure Release
Cooking Time/Pressure/Pressure Release
Aborio
Sauté rice in butter/oil until opaque. Add liquid. High
Pressure for 6 minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Black Japonica, Brown Rice,
Red Rice, Wehani Rice
High Pressure for 10 minutes. Natural Pressure Release for
10 minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Wild Rice
High Pressure for 20 minutes. Natural Pressure for 10
minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Quick Pressure Release
Amaranth (1 cup amaranth
+ 2 cups liquid/water)
High Pressure for 6 minutes. Quick Pressure Release.
Followed by Simmer if too much liquid.
8 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Kamut
High Pressure for 20 minutes. Natural Pressure for 10
minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Carrots, ½-inch slices
2 to 3 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Quinoa (1½ cups quinoa + 2¼
cups liquid/water)
High Pressure for 2 minutes. Natural Pressure Release for 10
minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Corn, 4 to 6 ears
1 minute
Quick Pressure Release
Wheat Berries
High Pressure for 30 minutes. Natural Pressure Release for
10 minutes, followed by Quick Pressure Release.
Greens, collards, kale, cut into
5 to 7 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Onions, baby peeled
2 to 4 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Parsnips, peeled, cut into
2-inch pieces
3 to 4 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Parsnips, ½-inch slices
1 to 2 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
White, medium quartered
5 to 7 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Red, new (2-3 oz each)
5 to 8 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Sweet, 2-inch cubes
Rice Amount
5 to 6 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Beans, Green or Yellow Waxy
1½ pounds, cut into 2-inch
lengths
1 to 2 minutes/Low
Pressure
Quick Pressure Release
Beets, medium-large
24 to 26 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Broccoli, cut into large florets
2 to 3 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
Cauliflower, cut into large
2 to 3 minutes
Carrots, cut into 2-inch lengths
florets
– or “baby cut”
(use trivet/rack)
1-inch strips
Potatoes
Squash – Winter
White Rice
Use this method for cooking long-grain or basmati rice. The texture will be more moist
and slightly stickier than rice cooked on the stovetop, more like rice from a rice cooker
or from an Asian restaurant. The butter or oil is necessary to prevent foaming. Salt is
optional to taste (you may wish to omit salt completely if using a purchased broth).
White rice is cooked for 3 minutes on High Pressure, followed by 7 minutes on Natural
Pressure Release, then Quick Pressure Release if any pressure remains.
Do not fill (rice and liquid combined) past the halfway mark when cooking white rice.
Liquid/Butter or Oil
Yield (when fluffed)
1 cup
1½ cups + 1 tablespoon butter or oil
3 cups
1½ cups
2¼ cups + 1 tablespoon butter or oil
4 to 4½ cups
Acorn, halved & seeded
6 to 8 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
2 cups
3 cups + 2 tablespoons butter or oil
5½ to 6 cups
Butternut, peeled & sliced
3 to 4 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
3 cups
4¼ cups + 2 tablespoons butter or oil
7½ to 8 cups
Squash, Yellow Crookneck
or Zucchini, cut into ½-inch
1 to 3 minutes
Quick Pressure Release
4 cups
5 cups + 2 tablespoons butter or oil
11 to 12 cups
slices
Dried Beans
• Before cooking dried beans, pick over and discard any broken or shriveled beans or
bits of dirt and debris. Rinse beans and drain.
• Beans may be soaked overnight, but the pressure cooker allows you to cook beans
without presoaking.
• Onions, garlic, celery, sprigs of fresh herbs or a bay leaf may be added for additional
flavor. Do not salt before cooking as salt inhibits cooking.
• Cook beans in large batches (1 pound beans + 8 cups water + seasonings + onion,
garlic, herbs to taste + 4 teaspoons oil) and freeze in 1-cup amounts to add to other
dishes.
RECIPES
Appetizers, Beans,
Grains, Salads
Entrées
Artichokes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Risotto with Shrimp, Sugar Snap
Peas & Tarragon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Fava Bean Purée . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hummus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Baba Ghanoush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
• Never fill pressure cooker more than one-third full when cooking beans.
Savory Gorgonzola Cheesecake . . . . 9
• Add 2 teaspoons oil per cup of beans to prevent foaming.
Not the Same Old Three-Bean Salad . . 10
• After cooking beans, clean lid, gasket, steam release valve, and float valve carefully.
Wheat Berry & Vegetable Salad . . . . 11
• When cooking beans, use High Pressure and Natural Pressure Release.
• If beans are not completely cooked (this is partially dependent on the age of the dried
beans, something you will have no control over) select Simmer and allow the beans
to simmer until cooked tender. As with vegetables it is better to undercook and allow
to simmer to complete cooking.
Soups
Pasta e Fagioli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Cuban Black Bean Soup . . . . . . . . . 12
Lentil Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Beans (1 cup)
Cooking Time
(soaked overnight)
Chicken Soup with Noodles . . . . . . . 13
Cooking Time (unsoaked)
Yield
Mushroom Barley Soup . . . . . . . . . . 14
Turkey Chili . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Meat Sauce for Pasta . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Mediterranean Brisket of
Beef/Pot Roast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Classic Beef Stew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Boneless Veal Shoulder Roast
Stuffed with Sage Mushrooms . . . . . 26
Side Dishes
Braised Lamb Shanks with
Artichokes & Olives . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2¼ cups
Green Beans with
Shiitake Mushrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Pork Chops with Balsamic, Onions
& Figs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
2 cups
New Potatoes with Parsley . . . . . . . 16
Pork Barbecue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
2¼ cups
Garlic & Herb Smashed Potatoes . . 16
Sweet Potato Purée . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Sausages with Peppers
& Onions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Rice Pilaf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Corned Beef with Vegetables . . . . . . 30
Cannellini
18 to 22 minutes
33 to 38 minutes
2 cups
35 to 40 minutes
50 to 60 minutes
2½ cups
Great Northern
25 to 30 minutes
30 to 35 minutes
Lentils
N.A.
8 to 10 minutes
30 to 35 minutes
Green Chicken Chili . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Veal Stifado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
2 cups
20 to 24 minutes
Curried Chicken Salad
with Apples & Almonds . . . . . . . . . . 23
Brown Beef Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
28 to 32 minutes
Pinto
Chicken with Herb Dumplings . . . . . 22
Veal Shanks with Mushrooms
& Sun-Dried Tomatoes . . . . . . . . . . . 27
20 to 25 minutes
(Garbanzo Beans)
Pesto Chicken with Potatoes
& Carrots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Chicken Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Black Beans
Chickpeas
Tomato Soup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Risotto Primavera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Navy Beans
22 to 25 minutes
30 to 35 minutes
2 cups
Red Beans
22 to 25 minutes
30 to 35 minutes
2 cups
Soybeans
26 to 33 minutes
33 to 40 minutes
1¼ cups
Tzimmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Corn Pudding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Curried Cauliflower
& Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Beet Salad with Feta,
Toasted Walnuts &
Champagne Vinaigrette . . . . . . . . . . 19
Desserts
Lemon Cheesecake . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Mango Coconut Bread Pudding . . . 32
Creamy Rice Pudding . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Ginger Steamed Pears with Vanilla
Bean Mascarpone Cream . . . . . . . . 33
Simple Raspberry Sauce . . . . . . . . . 34
Artichokes
Perfect artichokes, ready in just
8 minutes!
Makes 4 servings
4
2
medium artichokes
(about 6 to 7 ounces each)
lemons, cut in half
Place 1 cup of water with the juice of one
lemon in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker.
Prepare artichokes by cutting the stem off
at the base, cut ¹⁄³ off the top, and trim off
the outer layers of tough leaves. An optional
step is to open up the leaves at the top and
remove the choke (the inner thorny leaves
and fuzz) with a melon baller or spoon.
Rub the cut parts of the artichoke with the
remaining lemon halves. Place them top
down in the pot. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure and set timer for 8 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use Quick
Pressure Release to release all of the steam.
When float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse.
Place fava beans in cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker with
water and bay leaf. Cover and lock lid in
place. Select High Pressure and set timer for
18 minutes. When audible beep sounds, use
Natural Pressure Release. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse. Drain beans,
and discard bay leaf. When cool enough to
handle, remove tough outer shells.
continue to cook as they sit in the hot water.)
Strain.
• fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 58mg
• calc. 12mg • fiber 1g
Place cooked garbanzos in the work bowl of
food processor fitted with metal chopping
blade. Add parsley, garlic, tahini, salt, and
lemon juice in bowl and pulse to combine.
Scrape work bowl and with machine running
add the water and olive oil until smooth.
Taste and adjust seasonings accordingly.
Savory Gorgonzola
Cheesecake
Place partially cooked beans back in cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker with chopped onion, garlic, and ½
cup water. Select High Pressure and set
timer for 5 minutes. When audible beep
sounds, use Quick Pressure Release to
release pressure. Turn off. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse.
Serve with pita and vegetable crudités.
Transfer bean mixture to a food processor
fitted with metal chopping blade. Add olive
oil, lemon juice, and salt. Process until
completely puréed, smooth and creamy.
Serve warm, or chill until ready to serve.
Instead of heating up the kitchen to roast the
eggplant, cooking it in your
pressure cooker keeps the kitchen cool.
Nutritional information per serving (¼ cup):
Calories 82 (38% from fat) • carb. 10g • pro. 3g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 86mg
• calc. 18mg • fiber 2
Serve immediately with melted butter or your
favorite dipping sauce.
Hummus
Nutritional information per serving (one artichoke):
Calories 89 (8% from fat) • carb. 18g • pro. 6g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 105mg
• calc. 42mg • fiber 8g
Makes about 2 cups
Fava Bean Purée
Prepare this springtime favorite year round
with dried fava beans. Serve on crostini,
bruschetta, or pita crisps with a drizzle
of extra virgin olive oil and a shaving of
Parmesan, or serve puréed as a side dish
with roast spring lamb.
Makes about 4 cups
1
4
1
1
1
¼
2
1
pound dried fava beans, rinsed
cups water
bay leaf
cup chopped onion
clove garlic, peeled
cup extra virgin olive oil
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
teaspoon kosher salt
1
cup garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
4
cups water
1
tablespoon fresh parsley leaves
1
small garlic clove
2
tablespoons tahini
1
teaspoon kosher salt
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
5
tablespoons water
¼
cup olive oil
Place garbanzo beans and water in the
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer for 40 minutes.
When audible beep sounds use Natural
Pressure Release to release all of the
pressure. When float valve drops, remove
lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Test garbanzos; if still
firm, select Simmer and cook until they reach
soft consistency. (Garbanzo beans will also
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 60 (70% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 1g
• fat 5g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 85mg
• calc. 11mg • fiber 3g
Baba Ghanoush
Makes about 1½ cups
1
tablespoon olive oil
1
large eggplant, about 1 pound, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
4
garlic cloves, peeled
½
cup water
2 to 3 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
½
teaspoon kosher salt
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
tablespoons tahini paste
1
tablespoon olive oil
Place olive oil in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Select
Sauté. Stir eggplant and garlic into the pot.
Cook until soft and slightly golden, about 5
minutes. Add water. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer for 4 minutes. When
audible beep sounds use Quick Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse.
Strain the eggplant and garlic and place
into work bowl of food processor fitted with
metal chopping blade. Add the parsley, salt,
lemon juice, and tahini, and pulse to process.
Scrape bowl, add olive oil, and pulse until
fully combined. Taste and adjust seasoning
accordingly.
Serve with pita and vegetable crudités.
Nutritional information per serving (2 tablespoons):
Calories 49 (67% from fat) • carb. 3g • pro. 1g
Serve with crackers or slices of crusty
breads. May also be sliced and served on
tender greens as a salad. Garnish with fresh
fruit such as sliced pears, apples or figs.
Makes one 7-inch cheesecake, 16 slices
2
3
1½
3
2
1
¹/8
1
teaspoons unsalted butter, melted
tablespoons walnut halves
and pieces, toasted
pounds cream cheese
(do not use low fat),
at room temperature,
cut into 1-inch pieces
large eggs, at room temperature
teaspoons fresh lemon juice
teaspoon rubbed sage
teaspoon freshly ground white pepper
cup Gorgonzola dolce, crumbled
Lightly coat a 7x3-inch springform pan with
melted unsalted butter or coat with cooking
spray. Place a sheet of plastic wrap (about
16x16 inches) on top of a sheet of aluminum
foil the same size. Place the springform pan
in the center and wrap the exterior tightly.
Place the walnuts in a food processor fitted
with the metal chopping blade and pulse until
chopped finely. Sprinkle the chopped nuts
over the bottom and sides of the buttered
pan, leaving excess nuts on the bottom.
Place the cream cheese in the food
processor and process until smooth, about
1 minute. Scrape the work bowl, process 30
seconds longer. Add the eggs, lemon juice,
sage and pepper. Process until smooth, 1
minute. Scrape the work bowl and process
15 seconds longer. Sprinkle the Gorgonzola
over the cream cheese mixture and pulse 10
times to incorporate. Pour into prepared pan.
Place trivet/rack in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker and add
2 cups of hot water to the pot.
Cut a piece of aluminum foil about 24 inches
long. Fold in half lengthwise, then fold in half
again two more times to create a strip about
24 inches in length and 2 inches wide to
make a “cradle.”
Place on counter and set filled springform
pan in the center. Cover cheesecake with
a piece of buttered aluminum foil – making
the sides tight, but allowing room for the
cheesecake to expand. Bring the ends of the
cradle strip upward. Use the cradle to help
lower the cheesecake into the cooking pot
and place on the trivet.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 16 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, use Natural Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, turn off. Remove lid carefully, tilting
away from you to allow steam to disperse.
Remove cheesecake from the cooking pot
using the foil strips to lift up. Place on a
cooling rack. Remove foil and plastic wrap.
Dab gently with a paper towel to remove
any accumulated condensation from the
top of the cheesecake. Let cool to room
temperature, then cover and refrigerate.
Before serving remove from springform pan
and garnish if desired.
Nutritional information per serving
( ¹/16 of cheesecake):
Calories 206 (84% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 7g
• fat 19g • sat. fat 12g • chol. 94mg • sod. 255mg
• calc. 85mg • fiber 0g
Not the Same Old
Three-Bean Salad
Dressed with an Asian-inspired vinaigrette,
this bean salad also includes fresh corn and
green beans, edamame, and the bright
flavor of dried cranberries.
Makes 9 cups
3
2
1½
1½
1½
1
²⁄³
4
8
10
tablespoons sherry vinegar
tablespoons fresh lime juice
tablespoons low-sodium
soy sauce
tablespoons honey
teaspoons finely chopped
fresh ginger
teaspoon Asian chili paste
with garlic
cup vegetable oil
ears fresh corn, husks and
silks removed
ounces green beans, cut into
1½
1
1
¾
½
1
½-inch pieces on the diagonal
cups frozen edamame (soybeans)
cup thinly sliced celery
cup chopped (½x¼-inch strips) red bell pepper
cup dried cranberries
cup chopped red onion
cup pink, pinto, black or cannellini beans, rinsed, drained and picked over
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Place sherry vinegar, lime juice, soy sauce,
honey, ginger, and chili paste in a medium
bowl. Whisk to combine, and while whisking,
add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking
until an emulsion is formed. (This may also
be done in a blender or food processor.)
You will have about 1 cup of the vinaigrette
dressing. Let stand while preparing the rest
of the salad and allow the flavors to blend.
Place trivet/rack in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker and
place corn on rack. Add one cup of water
to the cooking pot. Select High Pressure
and set for 1 minute. When audible beep
sounds, use Quick Pressure Release.
Remove corn and plunge into a bowl of ice
water to stop cooking. Place green beans
on a 16-inch square sheet of parchment
paper and bring corners together. Place on
trivet/rack. Select High Pressure and set time
for 1 minute. When audible beep sounds,
use Quick Pressure Release. Remove green
beans and plunge into ice water to stop
cooking. Remove trivet, rack. Add edamame
to cooking pot. Stir in hot water for 30 to 40
seconds. Remove and plunge immediately
into a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
Drain all vegetables. Place on layered paper
towels to complete draining.
Add 2 cups water to the water in the
cooking pot. Add dried beans to pot. Select
High Pressure and set cooking time for 11
minutes. When the audible beep sounds, use
Natural Pressure Release. Test for doneness.
If not completely tender, select Simmer and
simmer until tender. Drain, plunge into ice
water and drain again.
Cut corn from cobs and place in a large bowl
with the celery, red pepper, dried cranberries,
and red onions. Add cooked drained pink
beans, and ²⁄³ of the vinaigrette (stir with
whisk if it has separated). Toss gently to
combine. Cover and refrigerate if not serving
immediately. Stir green beans and edamame
into the salad just before serving. Season
to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer to a
decorative bowl to serve.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 123 (34% from fat) • carb. 17g • pro. 4g
• fat 5g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 34mg
• calc. 32mg • fiber 5g
Wheat Berry &
Vegetable Salad
This salad is a refreshing change
as a side dish.
and process until emulsified. There will be
about 7⁄8 cup dressing.
When wheat berries are cooled, add ½ cup
(or more to taste) of the dressing (cover and
refrigerate remaining dressing for another
use), and toss to coat. Add the corn,
zucchini, red pepper, green onion, and sundried tomatoes. Toss gently to combine. Add
the parsley; toss to combine. If not serving
immediately, cover and refrigerate. Remove
from refrigerator 30 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 110 (46% from fat) • carb. 15g • pro. 2g
• fat 7g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 0mg • sod. 148mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 3g
Makes 6 cups salad (12 servings)
1½
6¾
1½
¼
1½
1
1
½
¼
½
1¹⁄³
1
¾
½
¹/³
¼
cups wheat berries
cups water
tablespoons vegetable oil
cup chopped red onion
teaspoons Dijon-style mustard
teaspoon sugar
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground
black pepper
cup white balsamic vinegar
(or use a fruit flavored vinegar)
cup extra virgin olive oil
cups cut corn (use frozen thawed)
cup shredded zucchini
cup chopped red bell pepper
cup chopped green onion
cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
cup chopped fresh parsley
Place wheat berries, water, and vegetable
oil in cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set timer for 50
minutes. When audible beep sounds, turn
off. Use Quick Pressure Release to release
pressure. When float valve drops, turn off.
Remove lid carefully, tilting away from you
to allow steam to disperse. If grains are
still a little chewy, select Simmer and cook
until done to taste. Drain wheat berries and
transfer to a large bowl.
While cooking the wheat berries, prepare
the dressing. Place the red onion, mustard,
sugar, salt, pepper, and vinegar in the work
bowl of a food processor or mini food
processor fitted with the metal chopping
blade and process until smooth. Add the oil
Pasta e Fagioli
Try our hearty and healthy vegetarian
version of this classic Italian soup.
Makes about 12 cups
1
1½
1
½
3
2
6
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
cups chopped onion
cup diced (½-inch) carrot
cup sliced celery
cloves garlic, peeled and minced
teaspoons Italian herb blend, divided
cups water
1
1
4
2
1
1½ pound dry cannellini or white beans, rinsed and picked over
bay leaf
cups low-sodium vegetable or chicken broth/stock
cans (14 ounces each) diced tomatoes with juice
teaspoon kosher or sea salt
cups tubetti, small macaroni, or small shell pasta
chopped fresh parsley
freshly grated, shaved or shredded Parmesan
or Grana Padano® cheese
Select Sauté and add oil to the cooking pot
of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Heat oil for 3 to 4 minutes. When oil is hot,
add the chopped onions, carrots, celery,
garlic, and 1 teaspoon of the Italian herb
blend. Sauté, stirring for 4 to 5 minutes, until
the onions are softened and translucent. Add
the water, dried beans, and bay leaf. Cover
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and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure
and set timer for 35 minutes. When audible
beep sounds, allow pressure to release
naturally, about 20 minutes.
When float valve drops, turn off. Remove
lid, tilting away from you to allow steam
to disperse. Stir in broth/stock, tomatoes
and their juices, salt, and the remaining
teaspoon of Italian herb blend. Select
Brown. When liquids reach boiling point,
add pasta and cook according to package
directions to al dente. Turn to Keep Warm
to hold soup until ready to serve. Remove
and discard bay leaf before serving.
Serve in warmed bowls garnished with
freshly chopped parsley and grated, shaved
or shredded cheese.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 246 (11% from fat) • carb. 46g • pro. 11g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 228mg
• calc. 111mg • fiber 12g
Cuban Black Bean
Soup
Makes about 10 cups
1
12 1½
1¼
3
1
1
½
6
1
1
1
¼
¹⁄³
1
1
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
ounces smoked spicy chicken, turkey, or pork sausage
cups chopped onion
cups chopped red bell pepper, divided
garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
tablespoon oregano
teaspoon cumin
teaspoon coriander
cups water
pound dry black beans, picked over, rinsed and drained
ham hock (about 1 pound)
or smoked turkey wing
bay leaf
teaspoon cayenne
cup dry sherry
tablespoon red wine vinegar
teaspoon kosher salt
Add oil to the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. Select Browning
and let oil heat for 3 to 4 minutes. When oil
is hot, cook the sausages until browned,
about 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Turn
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Lentil Soup
off. Remove, slice into ½-inch pieces and
refrigerate until ready to use.
Select Sauté, add chopped onions, ¾ cup
of the chopped red bell pepper, garlic,
oregano, cumin, and coriander. Sauté,
stirring until onions are translucent and
tender, about
3 to 4 minutes. Add the water, black beans,
ham hock, and bay leaf. Cover and lock
lid in place. Select High Pressure, and set
timer for 30 minutes. When audible beep
sounds, allow pressure to release naturally,
about 20 minutes.
When float valve drops, turn off. Remove
lid, tilting away from you to allow steam
to disperse. Select Simmer. Remove ham
hock and bay leaf; discard bay leaf. Use a
Cuisinart™ hand blender (unplug pressure
cooker first and use blender carefully to
avoid scratching nonstick cooking pot) or
potato masher to smash beans to desired
texture. Slice reserved sausage and add to
soup. When hock is cool enough to handle,
remove meat from ham hock and shred,
adding shredded meat to soup; discard
bone and fat. Add cayenne, sherry, vinegar,
and salt, simmer for 15 to 20 minutes to
allow flavors to blend. Turn to Keep Warm
to hold soup until ready to serve.
Serve in warmed bowls as desired with
freshly chopped parsley, sour cream and
diced avocado. Soup may also be served
with a scoop of cooked rice.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 140 (20% from fat) carb. 16g • pro. 10g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 22mg • sod. 447mg
• calc. 35mg • fiber 5g
Makes 8 cups
1
1
1
2
½
1
5
1¼
¼
½
tablespoon olive oil
medium onion, chopped,
about 1 cup
medium carrot, cut into ¼-inch dice, about 1 cup
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
bay leaf
pound dried brown lentils
cups chicken broth
teaspoons kosher salt
teaspoon ground black pepper
teaspoon lemon juice
Place oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. Select Sauté.
Allow oil to heat for a few minutes and then
stir the chopped onions into the pot. Sauté
for about 1 to 2 minutes, until onions start to
soften. Stir in the carrots. Sauté vegetables
for about 4 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until soft and slightly golden. Stir in garlic
and sauté for another minute or two, until
garlic becomes aromatic.
Add bay leaf, lentils, and chicken broth to
the cooking pot. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer for 8 minutes. When
audible beep sounds use Natural Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse.
Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in salt,
pepper, and lemon juice. Taste and adjust
seasonings accordingly. Serve immediately.
Note: Vary the soup by adding chopped
fresh spinach or serve with freshly grated
Parmesan cheese.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 110 (16% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 7g
• fat 2g • chol. 0mg • sod. 515mg • calc. 21mg • fiber 5g
Chicken Soup with
Noodles
This soothing soup is chock full of chicken
and veggies.
Makes about 10 cups
1
teaspoon unsalted butter
1
teaspoon olive oil
2
small onions, finely chopped, about 1½ cups
6
medium carrots, sliced into
¼-inch rounds, about 3 to 4 cups
3
ribs celery, cut into ¼-inch dice, about 1 cup
3 to 4 pounds mixed chicken breasts and thighs, bone in, skin removed
½
teaspoon kosher salt
1
sprig fresh parsley
1
sprig fresh thyme
5½
cups chicken broth
1 to 2 cups medium egg noodles
1
cup frozen peas (thaw while preparing soup)
Place the butter and oil in the cooking pot
of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Select Sauté. Once butter begins to sizzle,
stir the chopped onions into the cooking pot.
Sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes, until onions
begin to soften and become translucent. Stir
in the carrots and celery. Sauté vegetables
for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. The
vegetables will pick up some color but keep
stirring so they do not become too brown.
Toss skinless chicken pieces with the
kosher salt. Add chicken, parsley, thyme,
and chicken broth to cooking pot. Lock lid
in place. Select High Pressure. Set timer
for 8 minutes. When audible beep sounds
wait 5 minutes and then use Quick Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse.
Remove chicken pieces and reserve in a
stainless bowl. Remove herbs and discard.
When chicken is cool enough to handle,
remove meat from bones and either chop or
shred and return to pot. Select Browning.
Once mixture comes to a boil, select Simmer
and add noodles. Cook noodles according
to package directions. Once noodles have
cooked, turn off, stir in peas and serve.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
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Calories 236 (26% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 26g
• fat 7g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 75mg • sod. 440mg
• calc. 53mg • fiber 3g
Tomato Soup
Perfectly satisfying meal with a grilled
cheese sandwich.
Add the salt and pepper and taste. Adjust
seasonings accordingly.
For creamy tomato soup, stir in the optional
half & half.
Nutritional information per serving
(without half & half; one cup):
Calories 105 (40% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 3g
• fat 5g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 13mg • sod. 640mg
• calc. 42mg • fiber 3g
Remove and discard bay leaf. Stir in
pepper. Adjust seasoning to taste. Stir in
chopped parsley. For an extra kick, stir in
2 additional tablespoons of sherry. Serve
immediately.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 130 (13% from fat) • carb. 22g • pro. 5g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 4mg • sod. 397mg
• calc. 21mg • fiber 4g
Makes 6 cups
2½ 1
1
1
1
½
2
2
4
1⁄ 8
2½ 1
½
1
tablespoons unsalted butter
small onion (about 3 ounces), peeled and chopped
carrot, peeled and chopped
rib celery, chopped
teaspoon dried basil
teaspoon dried marjoram
tablespoons unbleached
all-purpose flour
cans (14-15 ounces each)
diced tomatoes with juices
whole sun-dried tomatoes,
not oil-packed
teaspoon baking soda
cups vegetable or chicken stock
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
cup half & half (optional)
Place the butter in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Select
Sauté. Once butter is hot, add onions
and stir. Sauté for about 1 to 2 minutes,
until onions begin to soften and become
translucent. Stir in the carrots, celery, basil
and marjoram. Sauté vegetables for about
3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, until
soft but not browned. Stir in flour and cook
for an additional minute. Stir in tomatoes
with their juices, sun-dried tomatoes,
baking soda, and stock.
Lock lid in place. Select High Pressure.
Set timer for 8 minutes. When audible beep
sounds, use Natural Pressure Release to
release all steam. When float valve drops,
remove lid carefully, tilting away from you
to allow steam to disperse.
Blend soup with either a Cuisinart
handheld blender directly in the pot or a
food processor or blender. (If blending soup
with handheld blender unplug pressure
cooker before blending and use care not to
scratch the nonstick cooking pot.)
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Chicken Stock
Mushroom Barley
Soup
Makes about 8 cups
1
1
2
3
16
½
½
¹⁄³
¾
1
5
½
2
tablespoon unsalted butter
medium onion, chopped,
about 1 cup
medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice
cloves garlic, smashed
ounces mushrooms, sliced
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
cup sherry
cup pearl barley
bay leaf
cups chicken broth
teaspoon fresh ground pepper
tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (about 5 sprigs)
Place the butter in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Select
Sauté. Once butter begins to sizzle, stir
the chopped onions into the pot. Sauté
for about 1 to 2 minutes, until onions start
to soften. Stir in the carrots and sauté
vegetables for about 4 minutes, stirring
occasionally, until vegetables are soft and
lightly golden. Stir in garlic, mushrooms,
salt, and thyme. Sauté until mushrooms
release most of their moisture and the
garlic becomes aromatic, about 5 minutes.
Add sherry to the pot and cook until liquid
is evaporated.
Add barley, bay leaf and chicken broth
to the pot. Lock lid into place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer to 10 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use the
Natural Pressure Release to release all
pressure. When float valve drops, remove
lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse.
Makes about 10 cups
4
2
2
2
2
2
2
12 3
3
10
pounds chicken wings
and/or backs
medium onions, peeled
and quartered
ribs celery, cut into 2-inch lengths
carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch lengths
leeks, trimmed, halved lengthwise, cleaned
parsnips, peeled, cut into 2-inch lengths
bay leaves
black peppercorns
sprigs parsley
sprigs thyme
cups water
Rinse chicken and drain. Place in the
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker along with the onions,
celery, carrots, leeks, parsnips, bay
leaves, peppercorns, parsley, thyme. Add
water.
Select High Pressure and set timer for
45 minutes. When audible beep sounds,
use Natural Pressure Release to release
pressure. When float valve drops, turn
off. Remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse.
Strain, discarding the chicken bones,
meat, skin, vegetables, and herbs. Pass
stock through a fine mesh strainer to
remove small bits. Cover and refrigerate.
When chilled and congealed, remove
chicken fat and discard or reserve for
another use. Chicken stock will keep for
3 days in the refrigerator, or can be frozen
for up to 6 months.
Tip: Freeze chicken stock in 1-cup
containers to use as needed.
For Brown Chicken Stock: Brown stock
requires the step of roasting, but adds
depth of flavor to the stock. Use this
method to make Brown Turkey Stock
ahead for gravy. Preheat oven to 400°F.
Place chicken wings in a Cuisinart®
roasting pan. Roast in preheated oven
for about 30 minutes, until nicely
browned. Add vegetables, stir and roast
for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until
vegetables are browned.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 15 (0% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 80mg
• calc. 0mg • fiber 0g
Brown Beef Stock
Makes 8 cups
2½
1
2
2
2
2
6
6
6
3
12 pounds beef and/or veal bones
pound beef chuck or other stew beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
large carrots, peeled, cut into
3-inch lengths
ribs celery, cut into 3-inch
lengths
large onions, peeled and quartered
tablespoons olive or
vegetable oil
chives
sprigs parsley
sprigs thyme
cloves garlic
peppercorns
Preheat oven to 425°F. Arrange bones,
beef cubes, and vegetables in a shallow
roasting pan. Drizzle with oil and toss to
coat. Roast for 25 minutes, then turn and
roast for an additional 25 minutes. Tie
chives, parsley and thyme into a bundle
using butcher’s string.
Transfer browned bones, meat, and
vegetables to the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Add bundle of herbs, garlic cloves and
peppercorns. Cover with 8 cups cold
water. Select High Pressure and set
timer for 60 minutes. When audible beep
sounds, allow Natural Pressure Release.
When float valve drops, turn off. Remove
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New Potatoes
with Parsley
lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse.
Strain solids from stock and discard
solids. Cover and refrigerate. Fat will
solidify and come to the top. Remove and
discard fat. Keep stock refrigerated until
ready to use, up to 5 days, or freeze.
Tip: Freeze in 1-cup amounts to have
ready to thaw and use.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 17 (1% from fat) • carb. 18g • pro. 38g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 20mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 0g
Green Beans with
Shiitake Mushrooms
Makes about 4 cups (4 to 6 servings)
½
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4
ounces shiitake mushrooms, tough stems removed and discarded, mushrooms thinly sliced
1½
pounds green beans, stem ends removed, cut into 1½ to 2-inch lengths
¼
cup chopped shallot
½
teaspoon kosher salt
½
cup water
Select Browning and add oil to cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker. When hot, add mushrooms
and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, until lightly
browned. Turn off. Add green beans,
chopped shallots, salt, and water.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 1 to 2 minutes,
depending on personal preference for
firmness/doneness of green beans. When
audible beep sounds, turn off. Use Quick
Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid
carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Use a slotted spoon
to transfer to warmed serving dish. Serve
immediately.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 6 servings):
Calories 51 (20% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 2g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 115mg
• calc. 53mg • fiber 5g
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Makes about 4 to 6 servings
3
2
1
¾
½
2
tablespoons unsalted butter
pounds medium red potatoes
(about 2 ounces each), halved
lengthwise
garlic clove
teaspoon kosher salt
cup chicken broth
tablespoons chopped parsley (about 5 sprigs)
Place 1 tablespoon of butter into the
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Select Sauté. Once
butter begins to melt, stir in the potatoes,
garlic, and salt. Sauté so that the butter
coats all potatoes and the garlic becomes
aromatic, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the
chicken broth. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer for 5 minutes.
When audible beep sounds use Quick
Release to release pressure. When
float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse.
Strain potatoes and toss with remaining
2 tablespoons of butter and chopped
parsley. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 6 servings):
Calories 175 (30% from fat) • carb. 28g • pro. 4g
• fat 6g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 16mg • sod. 226mg
• calc. 21mg • fiber 3g
Garlic & Herb
Smashed Potatoes
Old-fashioned comfort food at its best.
For basic mashed potatoes,
omit the garlic and herbs.
Makes about 6 cups (12 servings)
3
4
10-12
2
pounds Yukon Gold or russet potatoes, peeled, cut into ½-inch slices
cups water
cloves garlic, peeled
teaspoons kosher salt, divided
1
¾
¼
3
¼
¼
¼
teaspoon white vinegar
cup reduced fat milk
cup half & half
tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch pieces
cup chopped fresh chives
cup chopped fresh parsley
teaspoon freshly ground white or black pepper
Place the potatoes, water, garlic, 1
teaspoon of the kosher salt, and vinegar
in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. Cover and
select High Pressure. Set timer for 7
minutes. When cooking is completed,
use Quick Pressure Release. Turn off.
While potatoes are cooking, combine milk
with half & half in a saucepan and heat to
a simmer (gentle bubbles at edges)(may
also be done in a microwave-safe
container in the microwave).
Remove cooking pot and drain water
from potatoes. Return cooking pot to
Pressure Cooker and select Simmer. Let
simmer for 2 to 3 minutes to dry potatoes
slightly. Sprinkle with remaining salt. Add
heated milk mixture to the cooking pot,
and using a potato masher suitable for
nonstick cookware, mash the potatoes
to break up. Add the butter, chives,
parsley, and pepper to the potatoes, and
mash until they reach the desired texture.
Select Keep Warm and cover loosely to
hold the potatoes until ready to serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 149 (28% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 3g
• fat 5g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 14mg • sod. 185mg
• calc. 42mg • fiber 2g
Sweet Potato Purée
A nice, subtle side dish – makes a great
substitute for the regular white potato.
Makes about 4½ cups,
about 8 to 10 servings
3
1
2
1½
2
pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch cubes
cup water
tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
teaspoons kosher salt
teaspoons packed brown sugar
2
teaspoons lemon juice
pinch ground cinnamon
pinch ground nutmeg
Place sweet potatoes and water into
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Lock lid in place. Select
High Pressure. Set timer for 6 minutes.
When audible beep sounds use Quick
Pressure Release to release steam. When
float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse.
Strain sweet potatoes and place in large
mixing bowl. Mash with potato masher
or hand mixer. Once thoroughly mashed,
add remaining ingredients. Taste and
adjust seasoning accordingly. Serve
immediately.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 10 servings):
Calories 186 (12% from fat) • carb. 39g • pro. 2g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 6mg • sod. 214mg
• calc. 26mg • fiber 6g
Rice Pilaf
Makes 6 cups
1½
1
1
1
2
¼
3
tablespoons unsalted butter
medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
medium carrot, finely chopped
celery stalk, finely chopped
cups long grain white rice
teaspoon kosher salt
cups chicken broth
sage leaf (optional)
Place the butter in the cooking pot of
the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Select Sauté and let butter heat for 2 to
3 minutes. When hot, add the chopped
onions, carrots, and celery. Cook, stirring
occasionally and then, until onions are
translucent and vegetables become
aromatic, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in
rice and cook, stirring frequently, until rice
becomes opaque, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Add salt, broth, and sage leaf. Cover and
lock lid in place. Select High Pressure
and set timer for 3 minutes. When audible
beep sounds wait 3 minutes and then
use Quick Pressure Release to release
pressure. When float valve drops, remove
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lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse.
• fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 5mg • sod. 148mg
• calc. 40mg • fiber 6g
bring up the sides to meet – twist together
to form a handle.
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse. Remove cauliflower and reserve.
Corn Pudding
Place trivet/rack in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker and add
2 cups of cold water. Using the foil cradle to
help lift the dish and carefully lower the dish
into the pot and place on the trivet/rack.
Select Sauté and toss the potato slices in
with the onions for about 1 minute. Stir in
remaining 1 cup of broth. Cover and lock lid
in place. Select High Pressure and set timer
for 1 minute. When audible beep sounds use
Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse.
Fluff rice and serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 137 (12% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 3g
• fat 2g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 4mg • sod. 147mg
• calc. 17mg • fiber 1g
Tzimmes
Makes 12 servings
1½
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
½
2
½
½
pounds sweet potatoes,
peeled, each potato cut into 6 large pieces
pound baby carrots
cup dried cranberries
cup dried plums
cup dried apricots
cup golden raisins
tablespoons brown sugar,
lightly packed
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon cinnamon
tablespoons unsalted butter,
(or margarine for a more traditional dish)
cup orange juice, room temperature
cup apple juice, room temperature
Combine sweet potatoes, carrots,
cranberries, plums, apricots, and raisins
in a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle with
brown sugar, salt and cinnamon, mix
thoroughly but gently.
Place butter in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker and
select Sauté. When butter is melted
add sweet potato mixture. Toss to coat
ingredients with butter. Stir in juices.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 5 minutes.
When audible beep sounds use Quick
Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid
carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse.
Stir mixture on keep warm and allow to
sit for 15 minutes before serving.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 234 (8% from fat) • carb. 55g • pro. 3g
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Makes 8 servings
2
1
1
4
2
¼
1
½
2-4
2
teaspoons unsalted butter, plus extra for coating soufflé dish, melted
cup chopped onion
pound cut corn, fresh or frozen, thawed and patted dry (about 8 ears, or 4 cups), divided
large eggs
cups evaporated fat free milk, not reconstituted
cup yellow cornmeal
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
to taste
drops hot sauce
cups water
Coat a 2-quart ceramic soufflé dish (8inch diameter) with the melted butter
and reserve. Cut a piece of aluminum foil
16 inches square and lightly butter an
8-inch round in its center. Cut a piece of
aluminum foil about 24 inches long. Fold
in half lengthwise, then fold in half again
two more times to create a strip about
24 inches in length and 2 inches wide to
make a “cradle” and reserve.
Melt butter in a 10-inch skillet over
medium high heat. Add onion. Cook,
stirring about
5 minutes (until translucent). Reserve.
Place 2 cups of corn in work bowl of a
Cuisinart® Food Processor. Pulse four
or five times, to chop corn roughly. Add
eggs, evaporated milk and onion; pulse
until mixed. Place the remaining 2 cups
corn in a 1½-quart mixing bowl, sprinkle
with cornmeal. Add chopped corn mixture.
Stir until just mixed. Season with salt,
pepper and hot sauce to taste. Transfer to
prepared soufflé dish.
Cover with prepared sheet of foil,
buttered side down, so that the foil
allows for the top of the bread pudding to
expand, but fits tightly around the sides
of the soufflé dish. Set the dish in the
center of the long strip of folded foil and
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 30 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use Natural
Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, turn off. Remove
lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Remove pudding from
the cooking pot using the foil strips to lift
up. Place on a cooling rack. Remove foil. Let
stand 10 minutes before serving.
Gently toss cauliflower in with potatoes and
onions. Serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 6 servings):
Calories 109 (21% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 4g
• fat 3g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 340mg
• calc. 37mg • fiber 4g
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 174 (23% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 10g
• fat 5g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 109mg • sod. 410mg
• calc. 200mg • fiber 2g
1
2
¾
¾
¼
1½
1
2
Curried Cauliflower
& Potatoes
Beet Salad with Feta,
Toasted Walnuts
& Champagne
Vinaigrette
Makes 4 to 6 servings
Makes about 8 cups, 8 to 12 servings
tablespoon olive oil
medium onions, sliced
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon curry powder
teaspoon turmeric
cups chicken broth, divided
head cauliflower, cut into thirds
medium Yukon Gold potatoes, sliced into ¼-inch rounds
Place the olive oil in the cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Select
Sauté and let oil heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the sliced onions and cook, stirring
occasionally for about 2 minutes. Stir in
the salt, curry, and turmeric and continue
cooking until onions become soft and
aromatic.
Add ½ cup chicken broth and allow mixture
to come to a simmer. Add the cauliflower
and toss in the liquid. Cover and lock lid in
place. Select High Pressure and set timer for
1 minute. When audible beep sounds use
Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
3
1
1
½
½
1
1
3
½
½
½
¼
6
3
pounds golden or red beets, scrubbed clean, ends trimmed
cup water
medium-large Vidalia or other sweet onion (8 ounces), thinly sliced
cup toasted walnuts
cup medium packed Italian (flat) parsley leaves
large clove garlic, peeled
small shallot (½ ounce), peeled
tablespoons Champagne vinegar (or white balsamic vinegar)
teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
teaspoon honey
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
tablespoons mild-flavored extra virgin olive oil
ounces feta cheese, crumbled
Place beets on rack/trivet with water in
the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker.
Cover and lock lid into place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 25 minutes. When
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audible beep sounds use Quick Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
you to allow steam to disperse. Test beets
with a tip of a paring knife. If knife does not
pierce beet easily, select Simmer and cook
until beets are done. Once beets are done
remove and reserve until cool.
When beets are cool enough to handle, peel
and cut into ½-inch dice and place in large
mixing bowl with sliced onions.
Place walnuts in work bowl of food processor
fitted with metal chopping blade, pulse to
chop about 5 times; remove and reserve.
Place parsley in work bowl, pulse to chop,
about 15 times; remove and reserve. With
machine running, drop garlic and shallot
down small feed tube and process to chop
finely, about 5 seconds. Scrape work bowl.
Add vinegar, mustard, honey, salt, and
pepper. With machine running add oil slowly
through small feed tube and process until
emulsified, about 15 seconds; remove and
reserve.
Toss vinaigrette with reserved beets and
onions. Arrange in a decorative bowl and
sprinkle with remaining parsley, crumbled
feta, and chopped toasted walnuts. Serve
as is or on a bed of baby greens and
spinach that has been tossed with remaining
vinaigrette.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 12 servings):
Calories 154 (57% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 4g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 6mg • sod. 455mg
• calc. 61mg • fiber 2g
Risotto Primavera
Makes about 8 cups (4 entrée servings,
8 first-course servings)
1
1
½
½
¼
1
2
2
½
1
20
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
tablespoon unsalted butter
cup finely chopped shallots
or onions
cup finely diced (1⁄8-inch) carrots
cup finely diced (1⁄8-inch) celery
clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
teaspoons basil
cups Arborio rice
cup dry white wine or vermouth
teaspoon kosher salt
5
½
1
1
1
1
¼
½
cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth/stock, divided
pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch lengths
cup peas (fresh or frozen thawed)
cup shredded snow peas
cup diced zucchini (remove and discard seeds before dicing)
cup shredded Fontina cheese
cup freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
cup chopped fresh parsley
Place the oil and butter in the cooking pot
of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Select Sauté and let oil and butter heat for
2 to 3 minutes. Add the chopped shallots,
carrots, celery, garlic, and basil. Cook,
stirring occasionally, until shallots are
translucent and vegetables become aromatic,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Arborio rice and
cook, stirring frequently, until rice becomes
opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and
salt; stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the
rice has absorbed the wine. Add 4½ cups of
the broth/stock and stir. Cover and lock lid in
place. Select High Pressure and set timer for
6 minutes. When audible beep sounds use
Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
Turn off. When float valve drops, remove lid
carefully, tilting away from you to allow steam
to disperse.
Select Simmer. Add remaining ½ cup of
broth/stock to rice and stir. Cook, uncovered,
stirring occasionally for 1 to 2 minutes.
Stir in asparagus, peas, snow peas, and
zucchini. Cook, stirring, until vegetables are
bright green and crisp tender to taste. Stir in
cheeses and cook 1 minute.
Serve in warmed soup plates and sprinkle
with fresh parsley. If desired pass more
grated Parmesan or Asiago.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 4 servings):
Calories 281 (37% from fat) • carb. 26g • pro. 12g
• fat 12g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 31mg • sod. 843mg
• calc. 193mg • fiber 2g
Risotto with Shrimp,
Sugar Snap Peas
& Tarragon
Makes about 8 cups (4 entrée servings,
8 first course servings)
1
1
½
½
1
2
2
½
1
5
1½
¾
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
tablespoon unsalted butter
cup finely chopped shallot
or onion
cup finely diced (1⁄8-inch) carrot
clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
teaspoons tarragon
cups Arborio rice
cup dry white wine or vermouth
teaspoon kosher salt
cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth/stock, divided
pounds medium (31-40 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined
pound sugar snap peas, tipped and topped, strings removed
shaved manchego cheese or lemon wedges/slices
fresh tarragon sprig for garnish, optional
Place the oil and butter in the cooking pot
of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker.
Set on Sauté and let oil and butter heat for
2 to 3 minutes. When hot, add the chopped
shallots, carrots, garlic, and tarragon.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until shallots are
translucent and vegetables become aromatic,
about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Arborio rice and
cook, stirring frequently, until rice becomes
opaque, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add wine and
salt; stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until
the rice has absorbed the wine. Add 4½
cups of the broth/stock and stir. Cover and
set on High Pressure for 6 minutes. When
done cooking use Quick Pressure Release to
release pressure. Remove lid carefully, tilting
away from you to allow steam to disperse.
Set on Simmer. Add remaining ½ cup of
broth/stock to rice and stir. Cook, uncovered,
stirring occasionally for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir
in shrimp. Cook, stirring, until shrimp begin
to curl and turn pink, about 1½ to 2 minutes.
Stir in sugar snap peas and cook for 1
minute longer, until peas are bright green and
crisp tender.
Serve in warmed soup plates with either
shaved manchego cheese or lemon slices.
If desired, garnish each plate with a sprig of
fresh tarragon.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 4 servings):
Calories 288 (18% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 29g • fat
5g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 226mg • sod. 883mg
• calc. 69mg • fiber 1g
Pesto Chicken with
Potatoes & Carrots
Dinner all in one pot – add a green salad and
a warmed loaf of crusty bread to make this
meal complete.
Makes 4 servings
3
½
¹⁄³
½
1
8
1
pounds chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed, trimmed of all visible fat
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
cup prepared pesto
cup chicken stock
large (6-8 ounce) onion, peeled, cut vertically into ½-inch slices
2-inch new red potatoes (about 1½ pounds), scrubbed –
with a strip peeled off on the circumference
pound baby-cut carrots
Toss chicken thighs with olive oil to coat.
Select Browning and let cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker heat for
2-3 mintues. Add 4 thighs to the pot. Brown
for about 3 minutes on each side. Remove
to a bowl and repeat with remaining chicken.
Turn off. Add pesto to chicken and toss to
coat.
Add chicken stock and onions to the cooking
pot. Insert the trivet/rack in the pot. Arrange
the pesto-coated chicken on the rack. Top
with new potatoes and carrots. Cover and
lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and
set timer for 11 minutes. When audible
beep sounds, use Quick Pressure Release
to release pressure. When float valve drops,
remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to
allow steam to disperse.
Leave on Keep Warm until ready to serve.
Use a slotted spoon to transfer to warmed
serving dish. Strain liquid in a fat strainer to
remove fat, or use a fat mop. Serve hot.
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Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 467 (43% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 47g
• fat 22g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 155mg • sod. 282mg
• calc. 104mg • fiber 6g
Chicken with Herb
Dumplings
Old-fashioned comfort food in just a little
bit of time.
Makes 4 servings
¼
1½
½
8
2
1½
1
1
12
2½
½
2-3
1
1
cup unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoons kosher salt, divided
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds), bone in,
trimmed of all visible fat
tablespoons unsalted butter
cups chopped onion
cup sliced celery
teaspoon dry thyme or fines herbes
ounces baby cut carrots
cups low-sodium chicken stock or broth
cup dry white wine
sprigs fresh parsley
bay leaf
recipe Herb Dumplings (follows)
Combine flour, ½ teaspoon of the salt,
and pepper. Dust chicken lightly with
seasoned flour. Place half the butter in
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker and select Browning.
When butter is melted and bubbly, add
4 chicken thighs to the cooking pot.
Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side to
brown. Transfer to a platter and repeat
with remaining chicken. Select Sauté.
Add onions, celery and thyme. Cook,
stirring, until onions are translucent.
Stir in carrots, chicken stock/broth, and
wine. Return browned chicken and any
accumulated juices to the cooking pot.
Lay fresh parsley over the top and tuck in
bay leaf.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 10 minutes.
While chicken is cooking, prepare Herb
Dumplings. When audible beep sounds,
use Quick Pressure Release to release
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pressure. When float valve drops, remove
lid carefully, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Remove and discard
parsley sprigs and bay leaf.
Select Sauté. When chicken mixture
begins to bubble, arrange dumplings
on top. Cover loosely (do not lock lid in
place), and cook for 10 to 15 minutes,
until dumplings are puffed and cooked
through. Serve hot.
Nutritional information per serving
(including dumplings):
Calories 732 (50% from fat) • carb. 102mg
• pro. 90g • fat 15g • sat. fat 12g • chol. 412mg
• sod. 248mg • calc. 425mg • fiber 7g
Herb Dumplings
Makes 8 dumplings
2
1
½
5
1
¾
cups unbleached all-purpose flour
tablespoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
tablespoons unsalted butter
large egg, lightly beaten
cup buttermilk
Place flour, baking powder, and salt in
a medium bowl; stir to combine. Use
a pastry blender or 2 forks to cut in
butter until mixture resembles a coarse
meal. (This may also be done in a food
processor fitted with the metal chopping
blade.)
Stir in egg and buttermilk, and mix until
the dough just comes together. Place
on a floured surface and dust with flour.
Using floured hands, turn and fold 4
times. Pat out to a 1-inch thickness. Cut
into 8 equal pieces.
This recipe may also be used to make
biscuits. Roll out to ¾-inch thickness and
cut into 12 pieces. Bake on a parchment
lined baking sheet in a preheated 400°F
oven for 18 to 22 minutes.
Nutritional information per serving (2 dumplings):
Calories 377 (40% from fat) • carb. 47g • pro. 10g
• fat 17g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 94mg • sod. 619mg
• calc. 290mg • fiber 2g
Curried Chicken Salad
with Apples &
Toasted Almonds
Prepare this summertime favorite without
heating up the kitchen!
Use our recipe or your own favorite.
Add the apples (and grapes if using), celery,
toasted almonds, and onions/shallots. Stir
well. Add cut/shredded chicken and stir to
combine. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 8 servings):
Calories 381 (53% from fat ) • carb. 14g • pro. 32g
• fat 23g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 83mg • sod. 364mg
• calc. 91mg • fiber 4g
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1
1
1
8
1
3
¾
2-3 ½
½
2
1
1
2
medium onion, peeled and quartered
carrot, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
rib celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
peppercorns
cup water or low-sodium chicken broth/stock
pounds chicken breast halves, bone in, skin on
cup lowfat mayonnaise – or more to taste
tablespoons curry powder
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cups diced apples (½-inch dice) or 1 cup apples + 1 cup halved grapes
cup sliced celery
cup toasted slivered almonds
tablespoons finely chopped onion or shallot
Place onion, carrot, celery, peppercorns
and water or broth in cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Insert
trivet/rack in cooking pot, and arrange
chicken on rack. Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set timer for 9
minutes. When audible beep sounds, use
Natural Pressure Release for 10 minutes,
then release any remaining pressure using
Quick Pressure Release. Transfer chicken to
a bowl. Strain liquid and pour over chicken.
Allow chicken to cool in cooking liquid.
To prepare chicken salad, remove chicken
from cooking liquid. (If chilled, the liquid will
have congealed – it has wonderful flavor;
save for other recipes using chicken stock.
It may be frozen.) Remove and discard skin
and bones. Cut or tear the chicken into
½-inch pieces and reserve.
Place mayonnaise, curry powder, salt, and
pepper in a large bowl and stir with a whisk.
Green Chicken Chili
Makes about 10 cups
1
5
½
½
1
1
2
2
4
4
1
3
4
¼
2
2
cup dried pinto beans
cups water
tablespoon unsalted butter
tablespoon olive oil
medium onion, finely chopped
medium carrot, peeled and chopped
medium red peppers
jalapeño peppers
cloves garlic, finely chopped
cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chile peppers
chipotle pepper
pounds chicken – mix of breasts and thighs, skin removed
cups chicken broth
teaspoon kosher salt
tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
tablespoons unbleached
all-purpose flour
Place dried pinto beans and water in cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker. Select High Pressure. Set timer for
15 minutes. When audible beep sounds use
Natural Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse. Test beans; if they need more cook
time, select simmer until they reach desired
doneness. Remember beans will be heated
again in the chile.
Strain beans and reserve. Wash and dry
cooking pot.
Place butter and oil in the cooking pot.
Select Sauté. Once butter and oil begin to
sizzle, stir the chopped onions into the pot.
Sauté for about a minute or 2, until onions
start getting soft. Stir in the carrot. Sauté for
about 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir
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in the chopped red and jalapeño peppers.
Continue sautéing for about 4 to 5 minutes,
until all vegetables are softened. Stir in the
garlic and sauté for one more minute. Stir in
green chiles and chipotle pepper.
Add chicken, broth, and salt. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 7 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, allow Natural Pressure
Release for 5 minutes and then use Quick
Release Method to release remaining
pressure. When float valve drops, remove lid
carefully, tilting away from you to allow steam
to disperse.
Remove chicken pieces and reserve in a
stainless bowl. When chicken is cool enough
to handle, remove and discard bones and
skin. Chop or shred chicken and return to
pot. Select Browning.
Combine softened butter and flour. When
mixture comes to a boil, whisk in flour/butter
mixture to thicken the chile.
Serve immediately. May be served with
shredded Cheddar cheese and sliced
avocado.
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker. Select Browning and let oil heat for
3 to 4 minutes. When oil is hot, cook the
ground turkey about ½ pound at a time,
adding more oil as needed, breaking up
meat with a wooden spatula, until browned,
about 3 to 5 minutes. Move meat as little
as possible while browning for best results.
Remove to a bowl as meat is browned.
Turn off. Select Sauté. Add chopped onion,
pepper, and garlic to the cooking pot.
Cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes until the
onion becomes translucent. Stir in the chili
powder, cumin, allspice, cinnamon, coriander
and oregano. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until
aromatic. Stir in reserved meat, tomatoes,
chicken broth/stock, salt, and bay leaf.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 10 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, use Natural Pressure
Release. When float valve drops, turn off
and remove lid, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Stir cornmeal into chili
and select Simmer. Simmer chili for 10 to 15
minutes to allow the cornmeal to thicken it.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 248 (42% from fat) • carb. 8g • pro. 27g
• fat 11g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 89mg • sod. 332mg
• calc. 41mg • fiber 1g
Remove and discard bay leaf before serving.
Turkey Chili
Meat Sauce for Pasta
Makes about 8 cups
Makes about 10 cups
2
3
2
1
4
3
1½
1
1
1
1
2
¼
1
1
2
24
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
pounds ground turkey (6-7% fat)
cups chopped onion
red or yellow bell pepper, cut into ½-inch dice
cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
tablespoons chili powder
teaspoons ground cumin
teaspoon ground allspice
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground coriander
teaspoon oregano
cans (14-15 ounces each) diced tomatoes with juices
cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
bay leaf
tablespoons cornmeal
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 355 (50% from fat) • carb. 14g • pro. 14g
• fat 22g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 110mg • sod. 289mg
• calc. 51mg • fiber 4g
2-3
2
1½
¾
¹⁄³
2
2
½
3
1
½
1
1
tablespoons good quality olive oil
pounds lean ground beef
cups chopped onion
cup finely chopped carrot
cup finely chopped celery
cloves garlic, peeled
teaspoons basil
cup dry wine (red or white)
cans (14-15 ounces each) diced tomatoes
can (6-ounce) tomato paste
(salt free if available)
cup water
bay leaf
teaspoon kosher salt
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker. Select Browning and let oil heat
for 3 to 4 minutes. When oil is hot, cook
the ground beef in 4 batches, breaking up
meat with a wooden spatula, until browned,
about 3 to 5 minutes. Move meat as little
as possible while browning for best results.
Remove to a bowl as meat is browned.
Turn off. Select Sauté. Add chopped onion,
carrots, celery, garlic and basil to the cooking
pot. Cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes until
the onion becomes translucent and the basil
becomes aromatic. Stir in wine and cook for
2 to 3 minutes to reduce by about half. Add
the tomatoes, tomato paste, water, bay leaf,
and salt to the cooking pot and stir. Return
the ground beef and any accumulated juices
to the cooking pot. Turn off.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 20 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, use Natural Pressure
Release. When float valve drops, remove
lid, tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse. Stir. Remove and discard bay leaf
before serving.
Serve with your favorite pasta and freshly
grated Parmesan cheese.
Nutritional information per serving (one cup):
Calories 199 (44% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 14g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 41mg • sod. 345mg
• calc. 47mg • fiber 3g
Mediterranean Brisket
of Beef
This preparation is also delicious using a pot
roast cut of meat such as bottom round or
rump roast.
Makes 4 servings
1
1
1
1
1
3
12
1
1
1
½
beef brisket, about 2½ to
3 pounds
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
pound onions, peeled,
cut into ½-inch lengthwise slices
cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
ounces white button or cremini mushrooms, cleaned and halved
teaspoon thyme
teaspoon basil
can (15-ounce) diced tomatoes,
drained (discard liquid)
cup low-sodium beef broth
1
or stock
pound baby-cut carrots
Use a sharp knife to score the “fat cap” of
the meat (do not remove the fat, it helps
to keep the meat moist and tender) so that
it will not curl when browned. Season the
meat on both sides with the kosher salt and
pepper. Select Browning and add olive oil
to the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. When hot, brown seasoned
brisket on both sides, about 5 minutes per
side. Remove and place on a plate. Select
Sauté and add onions and garlic. Cook for
2 to 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, thyme
and basil. Cook, stirring for 5 minutes. Stir
in the drained tomatoes and stock; cook for
4 to 5 minutes. Add the browned brisket to
the cooking pot, topping it with some of the
vegetable mixture. Add carrots on top. Cover
and lock lid in place. Select High Pressure
and set timer for 55 minutes. When audible
beep sounds, use Natural Pressure Release
to release pressure. When float valve drops,
remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to
allow steam to disperse.
To serve, remove the brisket and vegetables
and arrange on a warm platter. Cover loosely
with foil. Strain the fat from the pan juices or
remove with a fat mop. Sauce can be served
as is, or for a slightly thicker sauce, select
Simmer and cook sauce for 5 to 10 minutes.
After the brisket has rested for about 10
minutes, slice thinly and serve with sauce
and vegetables.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 355 (21% from fat) • carb. 15g • pro. 54g
• fat 8g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 98mg • sod. 481mg
• calc. 58mg • fiber 4g
For Mediterranean Pot Roast:
Substitute a 3-to 3½-pound bottom round
roast (pot roast) for the brisket. Follow
instructions for browning and preparing the
vegetables, but do not add carrots. Select
High Pressure and set timer for 99 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use Natural
Pressure Release to release pressure. When
float valve drops, remove lid carefully, tilting
away from you to allow steam to disperse.
Add carrots to cooking pot. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 8 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, use Quick Pressure
Release to release pressure. When float valve
drops, remove lid carefully, tilting away from
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you to allow steam to disperse. To serve,
follow directions for brisket.
Classic Beef Stew
Makes 8 cups
3
2
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
¾
2
1
1
1
pounds beef chuck roast, cut into
1½-to 2-inch pieces
kosher salt
fresh ground pepper
teaspoons olive oil
medium onion, finely chopped
medium carrot, finely chopped
celery stalk, finely chopped
garlic cloves, finely chopped
cup dry red wine
tablespoons tomato paste
bay leaf
cup beef broth
cups baby-cut carrots
tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
tablespoon unbleached
all-purpose flour
cup frozen peas
Season pieces of chuck roast with salt and
pepper and reserve. Place the olive oil in
the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Select Browning. When
oil begins to sizzle, add pieces of chuck
in a single layer – do not crowd. Continue
browning meat in batches until all meat
is browned. As meat is browned transfer
to a plate. Select Sauté. Stir the chopped
onions into the pot. With a wooden spoon
scrape any brown bits from the bottom of
the pan that have accumulated while meat
was browning. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, until
onions start to soften and are translucent.
Stir in the carrots and celery. Sauté
vegetables for about 3 minutes, stirring
occasionally. Stir in the chopped garlic and
Sauté for an additional minute.
Once vegetables are soft, stir in red wine,
again scraping any brown bits that have
accumulated on the bottom of the pot. Cook
until red wine has reduced by half, then stir
in the tomato paste.
Add the reserved beef, bay leaf, and beef
broth to the pot. Select High Pressure. Set
timer for 10 minutes. When audible beep
sounds use Quick Pressure Release to
release pressure. When float valve drops,
remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to
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allow steam to disperse. Add carrots to the
pot and select High Pressure. Set timer for
6 minutes. When audible beep sounds use
Natural Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse.
To thicken stew, strain the solids from the
stew liquid, reserving both. Remove and
discard bay leaf. Blend softened butter and
flour to make a paste (buerre manié). Return
liquid to pot and bring to a boil by selecting
Brown. Once liquid comes to a bowl whisk
in the butter/flour mixture. Select Simmer.
Once liquid thickens, stir the meat and
carrots back into the pot. Taste and adjust
seasonings with salt and pepper accordingly.
Just before serving, stir in peas.
Nutritional information per serving (1½ cups):
Calories 340 (32% from fat) • carb. 16g • pro. 35g
• fat 11g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 103mg • sod. 98 mg
• calc. 49mg • fiber 4g
Boneless Veal Shoulder
Roast Stuffed with
Sage Mushrooms
Makes 6 servings
8
4
½
1
1
2
½
5
1
½
1½
1
4
½
¹⁄³
¹⁄³
1
¼
ounces cremini or button mushrooms, thinly sliced
ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed & discarded, thinly sliced
cup chopped shallots
clove garlic, peeled
tablespoon rubbed sage, divided
tablespoons olive oil, divided
tablespoon unsalted butter
tablespoons unbleached all-purpose flour, divided
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cups chicken or veal stock/
broth, divided
boneless veal shoulder roast, butterflied, about 3 to 3½ pounds
ounces thinly sliced prosciutto (you may not need all)
cup finely chopped onion
cup finely chopped carrot
cup finely chopped celery
clove garlic, cut into slivers
cup dry white wine or vermouth
Cook mushrooms, shallots, and garlic with 2
teaspoons of the sage in ½ tablespoon each
butter and olive oil in 12-inch skillet, until
browned and have given up all liquid, about
15 to 20 minutes. Stir in remaining sage. Let
cool completely. Combine 3 tablespoons of
the flour with ½ teaspoon of the salt and all
the pepper; reserve. Combine remaining 2
tablespoons of the flour with 1 cup of the
chicken broth/stock and stir with a whisk.
Place veal roast on work surface, cut side
up. Line cut side with prosciutto, leaving an
overhang on opposite sides of the center of
about 4 inches. Arrange all but ¼ cup of the
cooled cooked mushroom mixture over the
center of the prosciutto where the overhangs
are. Fold the lengths of prosciutto over the
mushroom mixture, then roll and tie the roast
with butcher’s twine at one-inch intervals.
Dust the roast with the seasoned flour
mixture.
Select Browning and heat the remaining
olive oil in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. When hot, add the
roast and brown on all sides, about 10 to 15
minutes. Remove and reserve. Select Sauté
and add chopped onion, carrot, celery, garlic,
reserved mushroom mixture, and remaining
salt to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes
until the onion becomes translucent. Add
the remaining ½ cup of chicken stock to the
cooking pot along with the wine. Place the
trivet/rack in the cooking pot and arrange the
roast on the rack. Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set timer for 10
minutes per pound (the roast weight before
stuffing, i.e., if roast weighs 3.30 pounds, set
timer for 33 minutes – the weight is important
so that roast will not be overcooked). When
audible beep sounds, use Natural Pressure
Release to release pressure. Turn off. When
float valve drops, remove lid carefully, tilting
away from you to allow steam to disperse.
Remove roast, place on a platter and cover
loosely with foil.
Use a hand blender to carefully purée solids
in cooking pot until smooth, taking care not
to scratch the nonstick cooking pot. Select
Simmer. Add the stock/flour mixture and
simmer until slightly thickened. About 5 to
10 minutes, just long enough for the roast to
rest before slicing.
Slice roast into ½-inch thick slices and serve
with sauce.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 325 (32% from fat) • carb. 13g • pro. 40g
• fat 11g • sat. fat 3g • chol. 135mg • sod. 721mg
• calc. 50mg • fiber 135mg
Veal Shanks with
Mushrooms
& Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Makes 6 servings
½
2
1
6
2
12
½
½
¼
1
½
½
¹⁄³
cup unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoons kosher salt, divided
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
meaty veal shanks, about 10 to 12 ounces each, cross-cut about 1¼ to 1½-inches thick, tied with butcher’s twine*
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
ounces cremini mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
cup chopped shallot
cup chopped carrot
cup chopped celery
tablespoon herbes de Provence
cup dry white wine or vermouth
cup sun-dried tomato halves (dry, not oil packed)
cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
Combine flour with 1 teaspoon of the salt
and ½ teaspoon of the pepper. Dust veal
shanks with seasoned flour, shaking off
excess.
Select Browning and add 1 tablespoon of the
olive oil to the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. When the oil is
hot, add 2 of the veal shanks to the pot
and brown well on each side, about 3 to 5
minutes per side. Remove to a platter and
continue until all are browned.
Add the remaining olive oil to the cooking pot
and when hot, add the mushrooms. Cook for
several minutes until nicely browned. Turn
off. Select Sauté. Add the shallot, carrot,
celery and herbes de Provence. Cook for 2 to
3 minutes, until the shallots are translucent.
Add wine and reduce by half. Stir in the
sun-dried tomatoes and chicken stock.
Remove about two thirds of the vegetable
mixture from the cooking pot and reserve.
Arrange the veal shanks in the cooking pot
in 2 layers. Spoon the reserved vegetables
over the veal and add any juices that may
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have accumulated on the platter. Cover and
lock lid in place. Select High Pressure and
set timer for 25 minutes. When audible beep
sounds, use Natural Pressure Release for
15 minutes, and then use Quick Pressure
Release to complete. When float valve drops,
turn off. Remove lid, tilting away from you to
allow steam to disperse.
Remove veal shanks and place on a serving
platter. Cover loosely with foil. Season
sauce with remaining salt and pepper. Select
Simmer and cook the sauce for an additional
10 minutes to thicken slightly. Spoon sauce
over veal to serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 607 (20% from fat) • carb. 20g • pro. 100g
• fat 13g • sat. fat 4g • chol. 381mg • sod. 686mg
• calc. 179mg • fiber 4g
*Tie the shanks using butcher’s twine to
hold the veal in shape during cooking by
tying each shank around its circumference.
Remove string before serving.
Veal Stifado
Makes about 8 cups
½
1
½
2½
2-3
¹⁄³
½
3
1½
1½
1½
1
¹⁄³
2
2
1
1
1
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cup unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
pounds veal cubes (1½-2 x
1 inch), trimmed of visible fat
tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
cup dry white vermouth or dry white wine (not Chardonnay)
cup finely chopped onion
cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped
teaspoons oregano
teaspoons rosemary
teaspoons thyme
teaspoon ground cumin
cup dry white vermouth or dry white wine (not Chardonnay)
cans (14-15 oz. each) diced tomatoes in thick juices
tablespoons red wine vinegar
whole cinnamon stick (3-4 inches)
bay leaf
pound small whole onions, peeled if fresh, thawed if frozen
chopped fresh parsley and cooked rice or pasta
Combine the flour, salt, and pepper in a large
bowl. Toss the veal cubes in the seasoned
flour to coat lightly; shake off and discard
excess flour.
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to the cooking
pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure
Cooker. Select Browning and let oil heat for
3 to 4 minutes. When oil is hot, cook the veal
cubes in batches, leaving space between
each piece of meat (to promote browning
and prevent steaming) until browned, about 3
to 5 minutes on each side, adding more oil a
little at a time as needed. Move meat as little
as possible while browning for best results.
Remove to a platter as meat is browned.
Turn off. Select Sauté. Add chopped onion,
garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme, and cumin
to the cooking pot. Cook, stirring for 2 to 3
minutes until the onion becomes translucent
and the herbs become aromatic. Stir in the
vermouth/wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add
the tomatoes, vinegar, cinnamon stick, and
bay leaf to the cooking pot and stir. Return
the browned veal and any accumulated
juices to the cooking pot. Turn off.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 9 minutes. When
pressure cooking is completed, use Quick
Pressure Release. Add onions to cooking
pot. Select High Pressure and set timer for 1
minute. Use Natural Pressure Release (about
15 to 20 minutes). Remove and discard bay
leaf and cinnamon stick before serving.
Serve Stifado with rice or pasta, garnished
with freshly chopped parsley.
Nutritional information per serving (per cup):
Calories 206 (33% from fat) • carb. 12g • pro. 21g
• fat 14g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 71mg • sod. 353mg
• calc. 67mg • fiber 3g
Braised Lamb Shanks
with Artichokes &
Olives
Lamb shanks are a delicious treat that benefit
from long, slow cooking – but the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker does them perfectly
in less than a third of the time.
Make 4 servings
½
1
½
cup unbleached all-purpose flour
teaspoon kosher salt
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
4
1
1
¾
2
1
1
½
½
1
1
1
lamb shanks, about ¾ pound each (no more than 7 inches long)
tablespoon good quality olive oil
cup chopped onions
cup diced (¼-inch) carrots
cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
tablespoon herbes de Provence
can (14- to 15-ounce) diced tomatoes with juices
cup dry white wine
cup low-sodium chicken, veal or beef broth or stock
bay leaf
jar (12-ounce) queen pimento-stuffed green olives, drained
package (9-ounce) frozen artichoke hearts, thawed but not cooked
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Combine flour, salt, and pepper. Dust lamb
shanks with seasoned flour. Add olive oil
to cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Select Browning. When
oil is hot, add 2 lamb shanks and brown
evenly on all sides, about 5 to 10 minutes
total. Remove to a platter and repeat with
remaining 2 lamb shanks.
Select Sauté. Add onions, carrots, garlic,
and herbes de Provence to cooking pot.
Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until onions become
translucent. Stir in tomatoes, wine, stock,
and bay leaf. Return lamb shanks and any
accumulated juices to the cooking pot,
spooning some of the liquid and vegetable
mixture over the shanks. Cover and lock lid
in place. Select High Pressure and set timer
for 24 minutes. When audible beep sounds,
allow 10 minutes Natural Pressure Release,
then use Quick Pressure Release to release
remaining pressure. Remove lid carefully,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse. Remove lamb shanks to a warm
platter and cover loosely with foil, place in a
slow (200°F) oven to Keep Warm.
Add olives and artichokes to cooking pot.
Select Simmer and cook, uncovered for 10
to 15 minutes to thicken slightly. Taste and
adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
Spoon sauce over lamb shanks to serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 491 (40% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 42g
• fat 22g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 132mg • sod. 1000g
• calc. 65mg • fiber 5g
Pork Chops with
Balsamic, Onions & Figs
Makes 4 servings
4
1
½
½
½
3
2
1
3
2
¹⁄³
10
pork loin chops, bone in, well trimmed of excess fat, about
¾- to 1-inch thick each
teaspoon kosher salt, divided
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
tablespoon unsalted butter
tablespoon good quality olive oil
cups sliced onions (about 1 pound, peeled, sliced vertically)
cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
teaspoon thyme
tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
tablespoons dry white wine or vermouth
cup chicken stock
ounces dried figs
Season pork chops with ½ teaspoon salt
and pepper. Add butter and olive oil to
the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Select Browning. When
hot add 2 pork chops and brown for 3 to 4
minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate and
brown remaining 2 pork chops, transfer to
the plate.
Select Sauté and add the onions, garlic and
thyme to the cooking pot. Cook, stirring
for 3 to 4 minutes, until onions become
translucent. Add balsamic vinegar and cook
until reduced by half. Add wine, chicken
stock, and remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Cook
for 1 minute. Return pork chops to the
cooking pot, topping with some of the onion
mixture. Add figs on top. Cover and lock lid
in place. Select High Pressure and set timer
for 9 minutes. When audible beep sounds
use Quick Pressure Release to release
pressure. Turn off. Remove lid carefully, tilting
away from you to allow steam to disperse.
Transfer pork chops, onions and figs to a
warm platter with the pan juices and serve.
If desired, cover pork chops, onions and figs
loosely with a sheet of aluminum foil and
place in a warm (200°F) oven. Select Simmer
and reduce pan juices by half until slightly
syrupy. Pour over pork chops and serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 504 (23% from fat ) • carb. 62g • pro. 37g
• fat 13g • sat. fat 5g • chol. 99mg • sod. 454mg
• calc. 166mg • fiber 8g
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Pork Barbecue
Makes 5 cups pulled pork
½
4
1
½
2
1
½
2
tablespoon vegetable oil
pounds country style spare ribs or pork shoulder slices
large onion, peeled and sliced
cup cider vinegar
tablespoons brown sugar
teaspoon salt
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
cups barbecue sauce (homemade or purchased)
Add oil to cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker and select
Browning. When oil is hot, add pork and
brown well on all sides in several batches.
Add onion, vinegar, brown sugar, salt and
pepper to cooking pot along with the
browned pork and any juices that may have
accumulated. Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set timer for 45
minutes. When audible beep sounds, allow
pressure to release naturally. Turn off.
Remove lid, tilting away from you to allow
steam to disperse. Allow pork to cool in
cooking liquid. When cool enough to handle,
remove pork from bones, discard bones and
pork fat. Strain cooking liquid, reserving
½ cup.
Place pork in cooking pot with barbecue
sauce and reserved ½ cup cooking liquid.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select Low
Pressure and set timer for 3 minutes. When
audible beep sounds, use Quick Pressure
Release to release Pressure. Remove lid,
tilting away from you to allow steam to
disperse. Serve hot. May be served on sliced
buns for a sandwich.
Makes 8 generous servings
1
3
3
3
2
2
1
½
tablespoon good quality olive oil
pounds Italian sausage, 1 inch thick, 4 inches long, sweet or hot
cups sliced green bell pepper
(2 x ½-inch slices)
cups sliced red bell pepper
(2 x ½-inch slices
cups sliced onions (½-inch thick vertical slices)
cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
tablespoon Italian herb blend
cup low-sodium chicken broth or stock
Add olive oil to cooking pot of the Cuisinart™
Electric Pressure Cooker. Select Browning.
When hot, add sausages, about 1 pound at
a time – do not overcrowd – and brown on
all sides, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and
reserve each batch on a platter as they are
browned.
Add peppers, onions, garlic and Italian herbs
to the pot. Stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in
chicken stock and cook for 1 minute. Return
the sausages and any accumulated juices to
the cooking pot. Stir gently to mix in with the
onions and peppers. Cover and lock lid in
place. Select High Pressure and set timer for
4 minutes. When audible beep sounds use
Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
Remove lid carefully, tilting away from you to
allow steam to disperse.
Leave uncovered on Keep Warm until ready
to serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 487 (68% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 28g
• fat 36g • sat. fat 12g • chol. 105mg • sod. 1268mg
• calc. 59mg • fiber 2g
Corned Beef with
Vegetables
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 326 (49% from fat) • carb. 11g • pro. 31g
• fat 18g • sat. fat 7g • chol. 107mg • sod. 411mg
• calc. 28mg • fiber 1g
Makes 6 servings
Sausages with Peppers
& Onions
Serve with cooked pasta, or warmed
“hero,” “hoagie,” or “grinder” rolls to
make sandwiches.
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1
1
2
1½
¼
¼
3- to 4-pound corned beef brisket with spice pack*
cup chopped onion
ribs celery, including leaves, cut into 2-inch lengths
cups water
cup orange marmalade
cup Dijon-style mustard
2
1¼
6
1
6
tablespoons molasses
pounds new red potatoes, about 2 inches in size
carrots, peeled, cut into 2-inch lengths
cabbage (2 pounds), outer leaves removed, cut into 6 wedges
small (2-3 ounces each), onions, peeled with root end left intact
Rinse corned beef. Place trivet/rack in
cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker. Add chopped onion and
celery to pot. Place corned beef on rack
and add water. Cover and lock lid in place.
Select High Pressure and set timer for 24
minutes per pound and round up or down
to closest 5-minute increment (i.e., if corned
beef weighs 3.25 pounds, multiply 3.25
x 24 to get 78 minutes – round up to 80
minutes). While corned beef cooks, combine
marmalade, mustard and molasses and stir
with a whisk.
When audible beep sounds, time for 20
minutes of Natural Pressure Release, the
release remaining pressure using Quick
Pressure Release. Preheat oven to 375°F.
When float valve drops, turn Pressure Cooker
off. Remove corned beef from cooking pot.
Trim the fat layer from the corned beef and
discard. Place in a roasting pan and top with
marmalade mixture. Place in oven to 20 to 25
minutes to glaze.
Strain cooking liquid, discarding solids
and return liquid to cooking pot (it will
have turned red – do not worry). Place the
potatoes and carrots in the liquid in the
cooking pot first, then the cabbage wedges,
and top with the onions. Cover and lock lid in
place. Select High Pressure and set timer for
3 minutes. When audible beep sounds, use
Quick Pressure Release to release pressure.
If vegetables are not cooked enough,
select Simmer and cook until done to taste
preference.
Using a slotted spoon or skimmer, remove
the vegetables and arrange in a warmed
shallow serving bowl. Slice the corned beef
in thin slices across the grain to serve.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 640 (44% from fat) • carb. 56g • pro. 35g • fat
31g • sat. fat 10g • chol. 157mg
• sod. 2501mg • calc. 210mg • fiber 12g
*Choose a flat cut or straight cut brisket.
If the package does not contain a spice
pack, you can prepare your own – 8 whole
peppercorns, 4 whole allspice berries,
1 teaspoon mustard seed, ½ teaspoon
coriander seed, and 1 bay leaf.
Lemon Cheesecake
“Bake” a cheesecake without heating
up the kitchen.
Makes one 7-inch cheesecake,
6 to 8 servings
melted unsalted butter or cooking spray for the pan
6
1½-inch gingersnap cookies, crushed into crumbs
1½ tablespoons finely chopped toasted almonds
½
tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
1
pound regular cream cheese, cut into 1-inch pieces, at room temperature
½
cup granulated sugar
2
large eggs
zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1½
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Garnishes: fresh blueberries,
raspberries or strawberries
Lightly coat a 7x3-inch springform pan with
melted unsalted butter or coat with cooking
spray. Place a sheet of plastic wrap (about
16x16-inches) on top of a sheet of aluminum
foil the same size. Place the springform pan
in the center and wrap the exterior tightly.
Combine the cookie crumbs, toasted
almonds and melted butter in a small bowl.
Turn into the prepared pan and turn to dust
the sides of the pan. Press the remainder
onto the bottom of the pan. Reserve.
Place cream cheese and sugar in the work
bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal
“s” blade. Process until smooth, about 15
to 20 seconds. Add the eggs, lemon zest,
lemon juice, and vanilla. Process for 10
seconds. Scrape down the bowl and process
for another 5 seconds. (Alternatively, the
cheesecake batter can be combined using a
hand mixer on low speed – take care not to
incorporate too much air, which will cause
cracking.) Pour the batter into the prepared
pan. Place the rack/trivet in the cooking pot
and add 2 cups of water.
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Cut a piece of aluminum foil about 24
inches long. Fold in half lengthwise,
then fold in half again two more times to
create a strip about 24 inches in length
and 2 inches wide to make a “cradle.”
Place on counter and set filled springform
pan in the center. Cover cheesecake
with a piece of buttered aluminum foil –
making the sides tight, but allowing room
for the cheesecake to expand. Bring the
ends of the cradle strip upward. Use the
cradle to help lower the cheesecake into
the cooking pot of the Cuisinart™ Electric
Pressure Cooker and place on the trivet.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 8 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use natural
pressure release to release pressure.
Remove cheesecake from the cooking
pot using the foil strips to lift up. Place on
a cooling rack. Remove foil and plastic
wrap. If moisture has accumulated on
the top, dab gently with a paper towel to
remove. Let cool to room temperature,
then cover and refrigerate. Before serving
remove from springform pan and garnish
if desired.
Nutritional information per serving (based on 8 servings):
Calories 299 (67% from fat) • carb. 19g • pro. 6g
• fat 23g • sat. fat 14g • chol. 119mg • sod.
214mg
• calc. 59mg • fiber 0g
Mango Coconut
Bread Pudding
For a warm dessert, bread pudding can
be mixed and assembled ahead, then
baked while dinner is being served.
Serve with fresh raspberries or Simple
Raspberry Sauce (page 35), and top with
sweetened softly whipped cream, or ice
cream – vanilla, ginger or coconut.
Makes 8 to 12 servings
1
6
1
¹⁄³
32
tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
cups bread cubes made from challah bread or other bread with
dense texture
mango (about 1 pound), firm but ripe, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes (2 cups)
cup sweetened flaked/shredded 5
1½
1½ ½
2
½
½
½
coconut
large eggs
cups (one 12-ounce can) lowfat evaporated milk (not reconstituted)
cups coconut milk
cup packed brown sugar
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
teaspoon ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon ground allspice
Coat a 2-quart ceramic soufflé dish (8inch diameter) with the melted butter
and reserve. Cut a piece of aluminum foil
16 inches square and lightly butter an
8-inch round in its center. Cut a piece of
aluminum foil about 24 inches long. Fold
in half lengthwise, then fold in half again
two more times to create a strip about
24 inches in length and 2 inches wide to
make a “cradle” and reserve.
Place the bread cubes, mango and
coconut in a large bowl. Place the eggs in
a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth. Add
evaporated milk, coconut milk, brown
sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, and
allspice. Whisk to combine. Pour over the
bread cube mixture and stir gently. Pour
into prepared soufflé dish and let stand at
room temperature for 30 minutes.
Cover with prepared sheet of foil,
buttered side down, so that the foil
allows for the top of the bread pudding
to expand, but fits tightly around the
sides of the soufflé dish. Set the dish in
the center of the long strip of folded foil
and bring up the sides to meet – twist
together to form a handle.
Place trivet/rack in the cooking pot and
add 2 cups of cold water. Using the foil
cradle to help lift the dish, carefully lower
the dish into the pot and place on the
trivet/rack.
Cover and lock lid in place. Select High
Pressure and set timer for 25 minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use Natural
Pressure Release to release pressure.
When float valve drops, turn off. Remove
lid carefully, tilting away from you to
allow steam to disperse. Remove bread
pudding from the cooking pot using
the foil strips to lift up. Place on a
cooling rack. Remove foil. Let stand 10
minutes before serving, or cool to room
temperature, then cover and refrigerate.
Serve with softly whipped cream if desired.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 12 servings):
Calories 206 (45% from fat) • carb. 24g • pro. 4g
• fat 10g • sat. fat 6g • chol. 109mg • sod. 125mg
• calc. 39mg • fiber 1g
Creamy Rice Pudding
Using coconut milk gives this rice pudding a
hint of coconut and a very creamy texture.
Makes 6 cups
1½
cups Arborio or Carnaroli rice
2
cups whole milk
1
can (14-ounce) lite coconut milk
1
cup water
½
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons cinnamon
½
teaspoon salt
1½
teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1cup dried tart cherries, dried cubed
mango or papaya, or golden raisins
Rinse rice and drain. Place rice, whole milk,
coconut milk, water, sugar, cinnamon, and
salt in the cooking pot. Select Sauté and
bring to a low boil, stirring constantly to
dissolve the sugar. As soon as the mixture
comes to a boil, cover and lock lid in place.
Select Low Pressure and set timer for 15
minutes.
When audible beep sounds, use Quick
Pressure Release to release pressure. Turn
off. When float valve drops, remove lid
carefully, tilting away from you to allow steam
to disperse. Add vanilla and dried fruit and
stir. Place cover on pot, but do not turn on.
Let stand for 15 minutes. Stir and serve. May
be garnished with a sprinkling of cinnamon
and freshly whipped cream.
Nutritional information per serving (½ cup):
Calories 142 (22% from fat) • carb. 25g • pro. 3g
• fat 4g • sat. fat 2g • chol. 7mg • sod. 126mg
• calc. 72mg • fiber 1g
Ginger Steamed Pears
with Vanilla Bean
Mascarpone Cream
Makes 4 servings
Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cream
(recipe follows)
1
cup medium dry sherry
¼
cup granulated sugar
2
strips lemon zest
(about 2x½ inches each)
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
4-5
slices fresh ginger
4
pears, about 8 to 10 ounces each
½
whole lemon
Fresh raspberries and chocolate
shavings or candied ginger for
garnish
Prepare Vanilla Bean Mascarpone Cream.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to use;
remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before
serving.
Place sherry, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice
and ginger in the cooking pot of the Cuisinart
Pressure Cooker. Select Simmer and cook
until the sugar is dissolved. Remove a slice
from the bottom of each pear, and use a
small melon baller to remove the core. Peel
the pear vertically, leaving stripes of peel on
the pear. Rub cut surfaces with lemon half.
Place trivet/rack in cooking pot of the
Cuisinart™ Electric Pressure Cooker. Place
a heatproof 8-inch plate on the trivet and
arrange pears on plate. Select High Pressure
and cook for 4 minutes.When audible beep
sounds, use Quick Pressure Release to
release pressure. Remove pears, plate and
trivet. Add any liquid that has accumulated
on the plate to the cooking pot. Let pears
cool, then cover and refrigerate until ready
to serve. Select Simmer and cook the liquid
for about 20 to 25 minutes, until it is reduced
by about half (you should have slightly more
than ½ cup after reducing). Strain and cool.
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Place pears on individual dessert plates.
Drizzle with chilled ginger syrup and
garnish with a little dollop of Vanilla Bean
Mascarpone Cream, fresh raspberries and
chocolate shavings or candied ginger. If
desired, stuff hollow of pear with Vanilla Bean
Mascarpone Cream.
Nutritional information per serving (pear only):
Calories 236 (3% from fat) • carb. 48g • pro. 1g
• fat 1g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 6g
• calc. 31mg • fiber 6g
Vanilla Bean
Mascarpone Cream
Makes 4 servings
½
vanilla bean
8ounces mascarpone cheese,
softened to room temperature
1
tablespoon powdered sugar
2
teaspoons milk
½
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Scrape
out the seeds with the back of a knife. Place
vanilla seeds, cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla
in a small bowl. Stir with a whisk until smooth
(this may also be done with a hand mixer,
hand blender or food processor). Refrigerate
until ready to use. Remove from refrigerator
30 minutes before using to soften.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 269 (91% from fat) • carb. 2g • pro. 4g
• fat 26g • sat. fat 14g • chol. 70mg • sod. 31mg
• calc. 83mg • fiber 0g
Simple Raspberry
Sauce
Makes about 2 cups
12
ounces fresh or frozen, thawed strawberries or raspberries
1cup red berry preserves
1
tablespoon sugar
1
tablespoon fresh lemon juice
Place all ingredients in Cuisinart® Food
Processor fitted with the metal “s” blade.
Process until smooth and completely puréed,
about 1 minute. Strain mixture through a fine
sieve to remove seeds; discard seeds. Store
in an airtight container in refrigerator. Serve
with desserts, pancakes or waffles.
Nutritional information per serving
(based on 8 servings):
Calories 128 (0% from fat) • carb. 33g • pro. 1g
• fat 0g • sat. fat 0g • chol. 0mg • sod. 5mg
• calc. 14mg • fiber 2g
NOTES
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