Instant Pot Cooking Times

I’m often looking up things like how long to cook dry beans in the Instant Pot, so I decided to compile this information here as a helpful reference. I’ve included Instant Pot cooking times for all sorts of vegan ingredients, from beans & lentils to rice, grains, vegetables, and fruit.

Instant Pot Cooking Times For Dry Beans

When cooking dry beans in the Instant Pot, you will need to add enough water so that the beans are completely covered.

Dried Beans, Legumes, and LentilsDry Cooking Time (minutes)Soaked Cooking Time (minutes)
 Adzuki / Azuki / Aduki16 – 204 – 6
 Anasazi20 – 255 – 7
 Black beans20 – 256 – 8
 Black-eyed peas14 – 184 – 5
 Chickpeas (chickpeas, garbanzo bean, or kabuli)35 – 4010 – 15
 Cannellini beans (white kidney beans)30 – 356 – 9
 Great Northern beans25 – 307 – 8
 Kidney beans, red15 – 207 – 8
 Lentils, green8 – 10n/a
 Lentils, brown8 – 10n/a
 Lentils, red, split1 – 2n/a
 Lentils, yellow, split (moong dal)1 – 2n/a
 Lima beans12 – 146 – 10
 Navy beans20 – 257 – 8
 Pinto beans25 – 306 – 9
 Peas16 – 2010 – 12
 Scarlet runner20 – 256 – 8
 Soy beans35 – 4518 – 20

Instant Pot Cooking Times For Rice & Grains

Even though the Instant Pot comes with a “Rice” button, it’s usually better to enter in a custom amount of time to pressure cook rice. With all rice and grains, it’s better to allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally.

 Rice & Grainsgrain : waterCooking Time (minutes)
 Barley, pearl1 : 2.520 – 22
 Barley, pot1 : 3 – 1 : 425 – 30
 Congee, thick1 : 4 – 1 : 515 – 20
 Congee, thin1 : 6 – 1 : 715 – 20
 Couscous 1 : 22 – 3
 Corn, dried / halved 1 : 35 – 6
 Kamut, whole 1 : 210 – 12
 Millet 1 : 1.7510 – 12
 Oats, quick cooking 1 : 22 – 3
 Oats, steel-cut 1 : 33 – 5
 Porridge, thin1 : 6 – 1 : 75 – 7
 Quinoa, quick cooking 1 : 1.251
 Rice, Basmati 1 : 14
 Rice, Brown 1 : 120 – 22
 Rice, Jasmine 1 : 14
 Rice, white 1 : 14
 Rice, wild 1 : 220 – 25
 Sorghum 1 : 320 – 25
 Spelt berries (unsoaked)1 : 1.525 – 30
 Wheat berries (unsoaked) 1 : 325 – 30

Instant Pot Cooking Times For Vegetables

I recommend steaming veggies in the Instant Pot instead of pressure cooking or boiling them. They will retain more of their minerals and nutrition. The texture and appearance are better preserved by steaming as well. Place the veggies in a steaming basket or tray and add a cup of water to steam in the inner pot.

 VegetablesFresh Cooking Time (minutes)Frozen Cooking Time (minutes)
 Artichoke, whole & trimmed9 – 1111 – 13
 Artichoke, hearts4 – 55 – 6
 Asparagus, whole or cut11 – 2
 Beans, green, yellow or wax, trim ends and strings11 – 2
 Beetroot, small / whole11 – 1313 – 15
 Beetroot, large / whole20 – 2525 – 30
 Broccoli, florets11
 Broccoli, stalks23 – 4
 Brussel sprouts, whole12 – 3
 Cabbage, red, purple or green, shredded13 – 4
 Cabbage, red, purple or green,  wedges13 – 4
 Carrots, sliced or shredded1 – 23 – 4
 Carrots, whole or chunked3 – 56 – 8
 Cauliflower  florets12 – 4
 Celery, chunks11 – 2
 Collard Greens4 – 55 – 6
 Corn (kernels)12
 Corn (on the cob)14 – 6
 Eggplant (slices or chunks)3 – 43 – 4
 Endive1 – 22 – 3
 Escarole (chopped)2 – 33 – 4
 Greens (chopped)4 – 55 – 6
 Leeks2 – 33 – 4
 Mixed vegetables13 – 4
 Okra2 – 33 – 4
 Onions (sliced)2 – 33 – 4
 Parsnips (chunks)3 – 44 – 5
 Peas (in the pod)1 – 22 – 3
 Peas (green)1 – 22 – 3
 Potatoes (cubed)14 – 5
Potatoes (small, whole)3 – 57 – 10
 Potatoes (large, whole)5 – 812 – 18
 Pumpkin (small pieces)4 – 56 – 7
 Pumpkin (larges pieces)8 – 1010 – 14
 Rutabaga (slices)3 – 44 – 6
 Rutabaga (chunks)4 – 66 – 8
 Spinach11
 Acorn squash (slices)3 – 44 – 6
 Butternut squash (slices)1 – 23 – 4
 Sweet Potato (cubes)14 – 6
 Sweet Potato Large (whole)5 – 88 – 15
 Sweet Potato Small (whole)3 – 45 – 8
 Sweet Pepper (slices or chunks)11
 Tomatoes (quarters)11

Instant Pot Cooking Times For Fruit

Since fruits cook quickly, these times are listed for steaming fruit in the Instant Pot, not pressure cooking. Place fruits on a steaming tray or basket inserted into the steel inner pot to steam. Don’t forget to add a cup of water in the bottom!

FruitsFresh Cooking Time (minutes)Dried Cooking Time (minutes)
 Apples (slices or pieces)1 – 22 – 3
 Apples (whole)3 – 44 – 6
 Apricot (whole or halves)2 – 33 – 4
 Peaches2 – 34 – 5
 Pears (whole)3 – 44 – 6
 Pears (slices or halves)2 – 34 – 5
 Plums2 – 34 – 5
 Raisinsn/a4 – 5