Ankeny, Iowa, March 22, 2018—The Soyfoods Council knows that Instant Pots are among the hottest cooking trends today—both for the convenience factor in cooking healthful ingredients such as soyfoods and other legumes, and for retaining nutrients. That’s because Instant Pot cooking requires shorter cooking times that preserve vitamins and minerals in foods. With the current interest in adding more plant proteins to our diets, The Definitive Guide to Cooking Soyfoods in the Instant Pot makes perfect sense. It simplifies the process of quickly preparing ingredients such as tempeh, frozen edamame, TVP / TSP (textured vegetable protein / textured soy protein), canned or dried soybeans and other popular soyfoods. The chart also provides cooking times and guidelines for making your own soy yogurt or tempeh in an Instant Pot.
In addition to the new chart, The Soyfoods Council offers detailed instructions, recipes and Instant Pot meal ideas on its website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com/Instantpot. You’ll find convenient one-pot meals like the Tempeh Rice Bowl. To make it in an Instant Pot, sauté diced onion and carrot in sesame oil for about 3 minutes. Mix in white miso, and then add tempeh and sauté for another 8 minutes before adding brown rice and water. Cook under high pressure for about 22 minutes and allow for a natural release. To finish, remove the lid and stir in leafy greens such as baby spinach or Swiss chard just until they wilt. Serve the Tempeh Rice Bowl with a garnish of crushed peanuts and a dash of tamari or soy sauce. Look for the complete recipe on The Soyfoods Council website.
Soyfoods are affordable, readily available ingredients. One serving of soy provides approximately 7 to 15 grams of high-quality plant protein. Soyfoods also offer all eight of the essential amino acids needed for healthy growth, without the large amount of saturated fat that typically comes with animal sources of protein.
When you visit the Soyfoods Council website at www.thesoyfoodscouncil.com, you’ll find soy nutrition information and the latest research about the health benefits of soyfoods.
About the Soyfoods Council: The Soyfoods Council is a non-profit organization, created and funded by Iowa soybean farmers, providing a complete resource to increase awareness of soyfoods, educate and inform media, healthcare professionals, consumers and the retail and foodservice market about the many benefits of soyfoods. Iowa is the country’s number one grower of soybeans and is the Soyfoods Capital of the world.
About the Role of Soyfoods in a Healthful Diet: Soyfoods have played an important role in Asian cuisines for centuries. In recent years they have become popular in Western countries because of their nutrition and health properties. Soyfoods are excellent sources of high-quality protein and provide a healthy mix of polyunsaturated fat. In addition, independent of their nutrient content, there is very intriguing evidence indicating soyfoods reduce risk of several chronic diseases including coronary heart disease, osteoporosis and certain forms of cancer. All individuals are well advised to eat a couple of servings of soyfoods every day.