As with conventional cooking, cooking with Instant Pot is full of personal choices, creativity, a lot of science and experimentation. No two individuals have exactly the same tastes, preferences of tenderness and texture of food. The ‘Cooking Time Tables’ are for your reference only. We encourage you to experiment to find the settings for the best results for your own preferences.
There are other factors that may affect the cooking time. Different cuts of meat and different types of rice, for example, may require different cooking time to yield the same tenderness or texture.
The following pressure ‘Cooking Time Tables’ provides a general guideline on the length of pressure-cooking time for various food.
- Dry Beans, Legume and Lentils
- Meat (Poultry, Beef, Pork and Lamb)
- Seafood and Fish
- Rice and Grains
- Fresh or Frozen Vegetable
When cooking frozen food, there is no need to defrost the food in the microwave prior to preparing. However, frozen food will prolong the pre-heating time and cooking time depending on the amount of food. To ensure to have your meal ready on time it is important to plan accordingly.
The times indicated within the ‘Cooking Time Tables’ are based on the cooking pressure within the range of 10.15 – 11.6 psi.
The Tables are meant to be used as guidelines.