Electric Pressure Cooking Time Charts with the Instant Pot

Electric Pressure Cooking Time Charts

VEGETABLES

The cooking time of vegetables is varies depending on the size of vegetables and cooked or steamed in liquid.

VegetablesCooking TimePressureRelease Method
Cabbage

Sliced

3 to 5 minutesHighQuick-release
Butternut Squash

1-inch chunks

4 to 6 minutesHighQuick-release
Corn on cob4 minutesHighQuick-release
Potatoes

1-inch chunks

4 to 7 minutesHighNatural release
Potatoes

Baby

5 to 10 minutesHighNatural release
Brussels Sprouts

Whole

3 to 5 minutesHighQuick-release
Beet

Whole, medium

15 to 20 minutesHighQuick-release
Artichokes

Whole, medium

11 to 14 minutesHighNatural release
Green beans2 to 4 minutesHighQuick-release
Spaghetti squash

Halved

5 to 10 minutesHighQuick-release
Carrots

1-inch piece

2 to 4 minutesHighQuick-release
Tomatoes

Cut for sauce

5 to 7 minutesHighNatural release
Sweet potatoes

Medium, whole

10 to 15 minutesHighQuick-release

BEANS& LEGUMES

Use a dose of oil while cooking beans; this will help to reduce foaming and use natural release. The cooking time is depending on the age of beans. Old beans take more time to soften.

Beans & LegumesSoaked cooking

Time

Un-soaked cooking

Time

PressurePressure Release Method
Kidney beans10 to  15 minutes20 to 30 minutesHighNatural release
Black beans10 to 15 minutes22 to 27 minutesHighNatural release
Navy beans10 to 15 minutes20 to 25 minutesHighNatural release
Dry Soybean

 

20 to 25 minutes30 to 35 minutesHighNatural release
Pinto beans10 to 15 minutes25 to 30 minutesHighNatural release
Black-eyed peas5 to 10 minutes10 to 15 minutesHighNatural release
LentilsN/A12 to 17 minutesHighNatural release
Chickpeas15 to 20 minutes35 to 40 minutesHighNatural release
Split peasN/A5 to 10 minutesHighNatural release
Cannellini beans10 to 15 minutes30 to 35 minutesHighNatural release

GRAINS

Add a small amount of oil while cooking this will help to prevent foaming

GrainsQuantity of liquid per 1 cup of grainsCooking timePressurePressure release method
Oats

Rolled

2 – cups5 minutesHighNatural release for 10 minutes then quick release
Oats

Steel-cut

3 – cups5 to 10 minutesHighNatural release
Barley

Whole grain

3 – cups30 to 35 minutesHighNatural release
Barley

Pearled

3 – cups20 to 25 minutesHighNatural release
Quinoa2 – cups1 to 2 minutesHighNatural release for 10 minutes then quick release
Wild rice3 – cups25 minutesHighNatural release for 10 minutes then quick release
Arborio &Calrose rice2 – cups6 to 7 minutesHighQuick-release
Bulgur3 – cups8 to 10 minutesHighNatural release
White rice long grain1 ½ – cup4 minutesHighNatural release for 10 minutes then quick release
1 2/4 – cup20 to 24 minutesHighNatural release for 10 minutes then quick release
Farro semi pearled2 ½ – cup10 to 12 minutesHighNatural release

SEAFOOD

Always add limited time during seafood cooking because seafood overcooked easily into the instant pot.

Seafood’sCooking TimePressurePressure release method
Salmon5 to 7 minutesLowQuick-release
Halibut6 to 7 minutesLowQuick-release
Shrimp3 to 6 minutesLowQuick-release
Mussels2 to 3 minutesLowQuick-release
Crab3 to 5 minutesLowQuick-release
Cod/Tilapia3 to 5 minutesLowQuick release

POULTRY, BEEF & LAMB

Seafood’sCooking TimePressurePressure release method
Chicken Breast6 minutesHighNatural release
Chicken thigh7 minutesHighNatural release
Chicken

Whole

20 minutesHighNatural release
Brisket55 to 65 minutesHighNatural release
Flank steak25 minutesHighNatural release
Ground Beef5 minutesHighNatural release
Pork chops

Bone-in 1 inch

6 minutesHighNatural release
Pork loin25 minutesHighNatural release
Stew meat15 to 20 minutesHighNatural release
Ground lamb5 minutesHighNatural release
Lamb shank30 minutesHighNatural release
Lamb’s leg35 to 45 minutesHighNatural release

Conversion table

Instant Pot

CONVERTING RECIPES

 

TABLE FOR PASTA RECIPES

 

Lowest Cooking Time for Pasta
3 – minutes1 minute on high pressure

Let Natural Pressure release for 2 minutes then quick release pressure

6 – minutes2 minutes on high pressure

Let Natural Pressure release for 3 minutes then quick release pressure

9 – minutes3 minutes on high pressure

Let Natural Pressure release for 4 minutes then quick release pressure

12 – minutes4 minutes on high pressure

Let Natural Pressure release for 5 minutes then quick release pressure

TABLE FOR OVEN/STOVE TOP RECIPES

Cooking Time for Oven/Stove Top
30 – minutes10 minutes on high-pressure settings
1 – hours20 minutes on high-pressure settings
1 ½ – hours30 minutes on high-pressure settings
2 – hours40 minutes on high-pressure settings

TABLE FOR SLOW COOKER RECIPES

4 – hours on low settings

2 – hours on high settings

12 minutes on high-pressure settings
6 – hours on low settings

3 – hours on high settings

18 minutes on high-pressure settings
8 – hours on low settings

4 – hours on high settings

24 minutes on high-pressure settings
10 – hours on low settings

5 – hours on high settings

30 minutes on high-pressure settings