If you are like me (or the rest of the world, it seems!), you might struggle with instant pot cooking times. Grab this free Instant Pot Cooking Times Printable to keep handy and save time researching the appropriate time to cook different foods.
I think the biggest struggle for many is how to know how long to cook vegetables, a whole chicken, frozen meats, etc in the pressure cooker. If you’re anything like me, I have to grab my computer and start googling the answers.
It is such a pain that I decided to make my own quick reference guide to keep in my kitchen. I wanted to offer it to you too!
Grab my free Instant Pot Printable and use it as a guide to help you overcome pressure cooker times confusion! This printable is one I recommend for anyone who owns a pressure cooker and there is an Air Fryer Cheat Sheet that matches this set as well.
🧑🍳 Cheat Sheet Benefits
- A helpful guide to knowing how long to cook.
- Great for pressure cooking beginners and pros alike.
- Clean and simple design.
- Guide to quick release or natural release.
- Easy to print.
- Great for taping on the inside of cabinets for easy access. Or three-hole punch and put in your recipe binder.
- Download the Free Instant Pot Cooking Times Cheat Sheet.
- Use as a reference anytime you cook in your Instant Pot!
Hang up inside cabinet doors above your Instant Pot, so you open quickly reference the sheet. I used a three-hole punch and put it in my recipe binder as well since it is always out and on the counter.
Go an extra step and laminate the papers so you can keep them out and use them. They will wipe clean, so no worries if splatters get on the pages.
The quick-release of pressure is when you turn the knob on top of the pressure cooker lid to release all the built-up steam inside. A strong jet of steam will quickly spray out of the knob, depressurizing the pot, so be careful not to burn yourself.
Coming to pressure all depends on what you are cooking. It will take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes.
This is a common issue that happens from time to find. Sometimes if your rubber seal is not on tightly you will find it can’t come to pressure. Another common issue is you go over the max fill line on the side. Too much food can be a culprit as well. The last scenario is when your quick-release valve is turned to “venting.” I bet one of those things is the culprit.
The pressure cooker isn’t meant to cook extra thick foods. If you have a really thick chili of stew it can’t begin to cook. So, as it pressurizes it will burn the bottom. If you do not deglaze the bottom of your pot the stuck-on bits can cause the burn notice.