How to Halve or Double A Pressure Cooker Recipe

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 This article is part of Lesson 2: The First Recipe


Pressure Cooking Times are determined by the size, and not the quantity of food!When you double or halve a recipe, such as the Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes, you don’t need to increase or decrease the cooking time – it remains the same!

One potato will take 10 minutes to pressure cook, and so will four potatoes, and so will 8 potatoes. That’s because the pressure cooking time is determined by the size and not the quantity of food.

In other words, the pressure cooking time is the amount of time the food requires to be cooked all the way to the center. So, a large potato will need 10 minutes of pressure cooking time, small potato 5 minutes, and a large potato sliced into small pieces also 5 minutes – no matter how many of them you pressure cook!

  • Cooking time doesn’t change.  That’s because the time is based on the size, and not the quantity of food.
  • Include minimum amount of liquid. Especially when cutting a recipe in half, don’t go below the minimum liquid (either state in your manual of 1 1/2 cups).
  • Don’t bring food over the Max.-full lines. Especially when doubling a recipe make sure not to fill the cooker more than..
    • 1/2 Full for rice, grains and beans
    • 2/3 Full for everything else

See Also: 3 No-fail steps to Doubling a Pressure Cooker Recipe

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Halving or Doubling a Pressure Cooker Recipe

Pressure Cooking Times are determined by the size, and not the quantity of food!

Halving or Doubling a Pressure Cooker Recipe