You control the amount of pressure in your pressure cooker by adjusting the temperature of the stove burner, and different models have different ways to indicate the pressure you have reached. You’ll see low, medium or high pressure in recipes, which correlates to about 5, 10 or 15 pounds of pressure at about 220, 235 or 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Potatoes: 5 minutes
Winter squash: 5 minutes
Artichokes: 10 minutes
Beets: 10 to 15 minutes
Brown rice: 15 minutes
Stew meat: 15 minutes
Dry beans: 25 minutes or less
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