A fermented food, tempeh is made from partly cooked soybeans inoculated with spores of a friendly mold in a process resembling cheese-making. The mold creates threads that bind the beans into a flat cake. It has a yeasty flavor and firm texture.
Sometimes, it’s best to add no liquid to the cooker. Here, we toss onion wedges, baby potatoes, and large carrot chunks with oil and harissa. We then arrange seared chicken thighs on top, and cook the mixture with no liquid added.