How To Cook Vegetables in a Pressure Cooker

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How To Cook Vegetables in a Pressure Cooker. A pressure cooker provides one of the easiest and energy efficient ways to cook healthy vegetables. This tutorial take away the mystery.
Vegetables cook very quickly in the pressure cooker. Use the rack that comes with your cooker to elevate them above the cooking water. Remember not to fill cooker over 2/3 full, and use the quick release method to bring the pressure down.
Vegetable Liquid Cooking Time
Frozen Vegetables:
Asparagus 3/4 cup 2 min
Beans, green or wax 3/4 cup 2-3 min
Broccoli 3/4 cup 2-3 min
Brussels sprouts 3/4 cup 2 1/2 min
Cauliflower 3/4 cup 2 min
Corn, whole kernel 3/4 cup 2 min
Corn on the cob 3/4 cup 2 min
Green Peas 3/4 cup 1 min
Lima beans 3/4 cup 2 1/2 - 4 min
Mixed vegetables 3/4 cup 2 min
Peas and carrots 3/4 cup 2 min
Spinach 3/4 cup 1 min
Fresh Vegetables:
Artichoke 1 1/4 cups 15 min
Asparagus 3/4 cup 2-2 1/2 min
Beans, green or wax 3/4 cup 2-3 min
Beans, lima (fresh) 3/4 cup 2 min
Beets, (small, whole) 1 cup 12 min
Beets, (large, whole) 1 1/2 cups 18 min
Broccoli 3/4 cup 2-2 1/2 min
Brussels sprouts 1 cup 5 min
Cabbage, shredded 1 cup 2-3 min
Cabbage, wedges 1 cup 5-8 min
Cabbage, red, shredded 1 cup 5 min
Carrots, sliced 1/2 cup 2 1/2 min
Carrots (small, whole) 1/2 cup 2 1/2 min
Cauliflower, flowerets 3/4 cup 2-3 min
Cauliflower, whole 1 1/4 cups 6-8 min
Celery 3/4 cup 3-5 min
Corn on the cob 1 1/4 cup 5 min
Corn, whole kernel 3/4 cup 3 min
Eggplant 3/4 cup 3 min
Kale or Collard Greens 3/4 cup 4-6 min
Okra 3/4 cup 3 min
Onions, sliced 3/4 cup 3 min
Onions, medium, whole 1 cup 7-10 min
Parsnips, sliced 3/4 cup 2 min
Parsnips, halves 1 cup 2 min
Peas 3/4 cup 2-3 min
Potatoes, sliced 1 1/4 cups 2 1/2 min
Potatoes, medium, halved 2 cups 8 min
Potatoes, medium, whole 2 cups 12-15 min
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams 1 1/2 cups 6 min
Potatoes, Sweet or Yams; halved 1 1/2 cups 8-10 min
Rutabagas 1 cup 5 min
Sauerkraut 3/4 cup 12 min
Spinach, Swiss Chard & other greens n 3/4 cup 1 mi
Squash, Acorn 1 cup 6- 7 min
Squash, Hubbard 1 cup 8-10 min
Squash, Pumpkin 1 1/2 cups 8-10 min
Squash, Summer or zucchini 1 cup liquid 2 -3 min
Tomatoes 1/2 cup 2 1/2 min
Turnips 1 cup 5 min

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