The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
GUYS, my cookbook is OFFICIALLY HERE! The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook was published earlier this week on June 18! I am so grateful to everyone who pre-ordered the book and ordered it over the last few days. In less than a week, you guys have helped catapult my book to the #1 book in New Releases for Vegan Cooking and #8 overall in Vegan Cookbooks on Amazon! I am truly grateful for that and know that this wouldn’t be anywhere near possible without the daily support from the Rainbow Plant Life community, so THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!
I’ve gotten a lot of questions and requests for more information about my cookbook, so I put together a comprehensive look at what’s inside the book, sneak peeks at a few recipes, and info on where you can buy the book!
But first, a cute little video flip through my cookbook!
How to order my cookbook!
You can click any of the links below, though Amazon is usually the easiest since you can easily track your order. If you want to support an Indie bookstore, use the Indie Bound website and plug in your local zip code.
Barnes and Noble (online or in stores)
Indie Bound (type in your local zip code)
Costco (in some stores)
Orders Outside of the U.S.
For orders in Canada, use the Amazon (Canada) link.
For orders outside of North America, you can search “The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook” or “Nisha Vora” on the Amazon page in your home country or use the Book Depository link below (Book Depository has free delivery worldwide).
What’s inside the cookbook!
91 recipes, all 100% vegan and all made with the convenience of the Instant Pot
320 pages of delicious, informative good stuff
A robust and detailed section on how to use, understand, and troubleshoot the Instant Pot, including answers to frequently asked questions about the machine. I highly recommend reading this section before you get started with the Instant Pot.
A list of recommend Instant Pot accessories and kitchen tools
A robust section on my principles of cooking, my secrets to creating incredibly flavorful vegan food, and tips on stocking a vegan pantry. I also recommend reading this section before you get to cooking because there are lots of tips and tricks you don’t want to miss!
Tested cook time charts for cooking every kind of bean, lentil, grain, and vegetable imaginable in the Instant Pot
Comfort food recipes that taste indulgent and will wow your taste buds but are secretly wholesome and nourishing. No boring or bland “health food” here!
A book full of recipes that will delight vegans and surprise non-vegans!
Tons of recipes that are easily adaptable to stovetop cooking for those that don’t have an Instant Pot.
All brand new recipes with the exception of just two recipes that are variations on some of my most popular recipes
Over 100 full-page color photos taken by yours truly
Notes on each recipe that indicate whether a recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and/or refined-sugar-free (80-85% of recipes are gluten-free)
Chapters in The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook
My story and journey
The Instant Pot
Why I became vegan
How to use your Instant Pot & Terminology
Instant Pot Accessories & Other Essential Kitchenware
My Approach to Cooking
Stocking your Kitchen for Success
Frequently Asked Questions
Cook Time Charts
PANTRY BASICS, SAUCES, AND DIPS
Flavor boosters and sauces that give life to other dishes
Easy meal prep ideas like oatmeals and porridges alongside fancier weekend brunch ideas
Full of creamy beans, hearty grain salads, and other meal prep-friendly options
These recipes will teach you how to make vegetables shine as the star of the show!
COMFORT FOOD FAVORITES
Think Lasagna, Paella, Risotto, Gyros…
SOUPS, STEWS, AND CURRIES
Includes recipes abounding with global flavor inspiration from Asia to Europe to Africa
Decadent way to satisfy your sweet tooth, from fruity treats to decadent cakes
Recipe Sneak Peeks!
I’ve shared a handful recipes for FREE from my cookbook, so here’s a closer look at them and a few others from the book!
Chinese Takeout-Style Tofu and Broccoli (page 117)
Imagine your favorite sticky, saucy Chinese takeout food…this recipe is it! But it’s much healthier and takes just a few minutes to cook in the Instant Pot. Extra firm tofu gets marinated and flash fried, then cooked in a spicy, slightly sweet, and umami-packed sauce, and finally paired with some quick-cooked broccoli. This dish is finger lickin’ good and a must-make when you are craving some unhealthy takeout food but want to keep things on the healthy side.
For step-by-step instructions on how to make this dish, check out my Youtube video!
Chai Spiced Rice Pudding (page 85)
If I could paint a picture of this recipe, I’d say imagine the coziest warming breakfast possible, the kind that sticks to your insides on a cold winter warming and satisfies your soul. Then marry it with a chai spiced latte, and voila! That’s the best way I can describe this luxurious, creamy rice pudding. It’s healthy enough for breakfast but delectable enough for dessert.
Plus, thanks to the Instant Pot, all you have to do is dump a a handful of ingredients in the Instant Pot and get on with your morning! And when paired with the Roasted Grapes called for in the recipe, it is truly a party for your taste buds!
Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) (page 257)
Typically, it takes hours to develop the deep, rich flavors of the broth in traditional Vietnamese pho, but the Instant Pot makes that unnecessary, and the result is an incredibly easy but flavorful noodle soup that you can serve any day of the week!
Don’t skip on the fresh herbs and toppings - they add so much flavor and texture and freshness! Plus, that’s how pho is traditionally served :)
Vegetable Lasagna with Basil Ricotta (page 205)
If you or anyone in your life is a vegan cheese skeptic, then you have to try this recipe! This lasagna is SO cheesy and everyone who tried it couldn’t tell it was vegan because it tastes like the real deal!
Featuring a hearty vegetable filling and an easy homemade cheese spread that takes just five minutes to make, you won’t be missing any of the meat or dairy! Plus, this lasagna is on the smaller side, so it’s perfect when you don’t have a large group to feed, as the smaller pan size for the Instant Pot makes it a perfect meal for a few people.
For step-by-step instructions on how to make this lasagna, check out my Youtube video!
Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel (page 313)
A classic banana bread but made in the Instant Pot?? Yep, that’s right! Perfect for summertime baking so you don’t have to turn on the oven (or even baking on the go…hello, camping trip!). Plus, unlike some traditional banana breads, you don’t have to worry about uneven baking because the Instant Pot’s even heat ensures a perfectly baked cake every time! Plus, the sticky walnut streusel is irresistibly good!