Time Table:  Vegetable Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Vegetable Approximate Cooking Time
(minutes)
Pressure Level
Artichoke, large whole, without leaves9 to 11High
Artichoke, medium whole, without leaves6 to 8High
Artichoke, small whole, without leaves4 to 5High
Artichoke, hearts2 to 3High
Asparagus, fine, whole1 to 1 1/2High
Asparagus, thick, whole1 to 2High
Beans, green, whole (fresh or frozen)2 to 3High
Beets, 1/4" (5 mm) slices5 to 6High
Beet greens1High
Beans, yellow, whole (fresh or frozen)2 to 3High
Broccoli, flowerets2High
Broccoli, stalks5 to 6High
Broccoli, stalks, 1/4" (5 mm) slices3 to 4High
Brussel sprouts, whole4High
Cabbage, red or green, in quarters3 to 4High
Cabbage, red or green, 1/4" (5 mm) slices1High
Carrots, 1/4" (5 mm) slices1High
Carrots, 1" (25 mm) chunks4High
Cauliflower flowerets2 to 3High
Celery, 1" (25 mm) chunks3High
Collard5High
Corn, kernels1High
Corn on the cob3High
Eggplant, 1/4" (5 mm) slices3High
Eggplant, 1/2" (10 mm) chunks3High
Endive, thickly cut1 to 2High
Escarole, coarsely chopped1 to 2High
Green beans, whole (fresh or frozen)2 to 3High
Kale, coarsely chopped2High
Leeks (white part)2 to 4High
Mixed vegetables, frozen2 to 3High
Okra, small pods2 to 3High
Onions, medium whole2 to 3High
Parsnips, 1/4" (5 mm) slices1High
Parsnips, 1" (25 mm) slices2 to 4High
Peas, in the pod1High
Peas, green1High
Potatoes, cut into 1" (25 mm) cubes5 to 7High
Potatoes, new, whole small5 to 7High
Potatoes, whole large10 to 12High
Pumpkin, 2" (50 mm) slices3 to 4High
Red beet, in 1/4" (5 mm) slices4High
Red beet, large, whole20High
Red beet, small, whole12High
Rutabaga, 1/2" (10 mm) slices4High
Rutabaga, 1" (25 mm) chunks5High
Spinach, fresh1Low
Spinach, frozen4High
Squash, acorn, halved7High
Squash, butternut, 1" (25 mm) slices4High
Sweet potato, 1 1/2" (40 mm) slices5High
Swede, 1" (25 mm) slices7High
Swiss chard2High
Tomatoes, in quarters2High
Tomatoes, whole3High
Turnip, small, in quarters3High
Turnip, in 1 1/2" (40 mm) slices3High
Yellow beans, whole (fresh or frozen)2 to 3High
Zucchini, 1/4" (5 mm) slices2High

Time Table:  Bean/Legume Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Bean pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Bean/Legume Soaked
Natural Release

(minutes)
Soaked
Quick Release

(minutes)
Unsoaked
Quick Release

(minutes)
Pressure Level
Adzuki 2 to 3 5 to 9 14 to 20 High
Anasazi 1 to 2 4 to 7 20 to 22 High
Beans, black 3 to 6 5 to 9 8 to 25 High
Beans, garbanzo (chickpeas) 9 to 14 13 to 18 30 to 40 High
Beans, great northern 4 to 8 8 to 12 25 to 30 High
Beans, lima, baby 2 to 3 5 to 7 12 to 15 High
Beans, lima, large 1 to 3 4 to 7 12 to 16 High
Beans, navy or pea or white (haricot) 3 to 4 6 to 8 16 to 25 High
Beans, pinto 1 to 3 4 to 6 22 to 25 High
Beans, red kidney 5 to 8 10 to 12 20 to 25 High
Beans, soy (beige) 5 to 8 9 to 12 28 to 35 High
Beans, soy (black) 16 to 18 20 to 22 35 to 40 High
Beans, white kidney (cannellini) 6 to 8   30 to 40 High
Chickpeas (chick peas, garbanzo bean or kabuli) 9 to 14 13 to 18 30 to 40 High
Cranberry (romano or borlotti) 5 to 8 9 to 12 30 to 34 High
Gandules (pigeon peas) 2 to 5 6 to 9 20 to 25 High
Lentils, French green - - 10 to 12 High
Lentils, green, mini (brown) - - 8 to 10 High
Lentils, red, split - - 4 to 6 High
Lentils, yellow, split (moong dal) - - 4 to 6 High
Peas, split, green or yellow - - 6 to 10 High
Peas, dried, whole 4 to 6 8 to 10 16 to 18 High
Peas, black eyed - - 10 to 11 High
Scarlet runner 8 to 10 12 to 14 17 to 20 High

Time Table:  Rice and Grain Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Rice and grain pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Grains
(1 cup/250 ml)
Approximate Water Quantity Approximate Cooking Time
(minutes)
Pressure Level
Barley, pearl4 cups (950 ml)15 to 20High
Barley, pot3 cups (750 ml)20High
Bulgur3 cups (750 ml)8 to 10High
Couscous2 cups (500 ml) 2 to 3High
Kamut, whole3 cups (750 ml)10 to 12High
Oats, quick cooking1 2/3 cups (400 ml)6High
Oats, steel-cut1 2/3 cups (400 ml)11High
Quinoa, quick cooking2 cups (500 ml)6High
Rice, basmati1 1/2 cups (350 ml)5 to 7High
Rice, brown1 1/2 cups (350 ml)12 to 15High
Rice, white1 1/2 cups (350 ml)5 to 6High
Rice, wild3 cups (750 ml)22 to 25High
Spelt berries3 cups (750 ml)15High
Wheat berries3 cups (750 ml)30High

Time Table:  Beef, Pork, Lamb, Turkey and Chicken Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Meat pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Meat/Poultry Approximate Cooking Time
(minutes)
Pressure Level
Beef, 1" (25 mm) cubes, 1 1/2 lb (700 g)10 to 15High
Beef, dressed, 2 lb (900 g)10 to 15High
Beef, frozennot advisable-
Beef, heart, 3 to 4 lb (1.4 to 1.8 kg)50 to 75High
Beef, kidney8 to 10High
Beef, liver5High
Beef, meatballs, 1 to 2 lb (450 to 900 g)4 to 9High
Beef, meatloaf, 2 lb (900 g)10 to 15High
Beef, oxtail40 to 45High
Beef, pot roast, rump, round, chuck, blade or brisket, 1 1/2 lb to 2 lb (700 to 900 g)35 to 40High
Beef, ribs, short, grilling15High
Beef, ribs, short, stewing20High
Beef, shanks, 1 1/2" (40 mm) wide25 to 30High
Beef, steak, rump, round, chuck or blade, 1 to 2" (25 to 50 mm)20 to 25High
Beef, stew meat, 1 1/2" (40 mm) cubes15High
Chicken, breasts, with bone in, 2 to 3 lb (900 to 1400 g)8 to 10High
Chicken, cubes5High
Chicken, drumsticks (legs) or thighs5 to 7High
Chicken, ground4High
Chicken, frozen, breasts or thighs, boneless7 to 10High
Chicken, liver2High
Chicken, strips, boneless5 to 6High
Chicken, whole, 2 to 3 lb (900 to 1400 g)12 to 18High
Chicken, whole, 3 to 4 lb (1.4 to 1.8 kg)18 to 25High
Cornish Hen, whole8 to 10High
Duck, pieces8 to 10High
Duck, whole 3 to 4 lb (1.4 to 1.8 kg)25 to 30High
Lamb, 1" (25 mm) cubes, 1 1/2 lb (700 g)10 to 18High
Lamb, chops, 1" (25 mm) thick10High
Lamb, leg35 to 40High
Lamb, stew meat12 to 15High
Pheasant15 to 20High
Pork, ham shank, 2 lb (900 g)20 to 25High
Pork, ham, pieces20 to 25High
Pork, hocks, smoked (cover completely w/liquid)40 to 50High
Pork, ribs, 2 lb (900 g)15High
Pork, roast40 to 45High
Turkey, breast, boneless20High
Turkey, breast, whole, with bone in20 to 30High
Turkey, drumsticks (leg)12High

Time Table:  Seafood and Fish Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Seafood and Fish
Approximate Cooking Time
(minutes)
Pressure Level
Crab2 to 3Low
Fish fillet2 to 3Low
Fish steak3 to 4High
Fish, whole, gutted5 to 6Low
Fish soup or stock5 to 6High
Lobster, 1 1/2 to 2 lb (700 to 900 g)2 to 3Low
Mussels2 to 3Low
Prawns (shrimp)1 to 2Low

Time Table:  Fruit Cooking Times for Pressure Cookers

(Fruit pressure-cooking instructions are below the time table.)

Fruit
Approximate Cooking Time
(minutes)
Pressure Level
Apples, dried 3 High
Apples, fresh in slices or pieces 2 to 3 Low
Apricots, dried 4 High
Apricots, fresh, whole or in halves 2 to 3 Low
Peaches, dried 4 to 5 High
Peaches, fresh in halves 3 Low
Pears, dried 4 to 5 High
Pears, fresh in halves 3 to 4 Low
Prunes 4 to 5 High
Raisins 4 to 5 High