Pressure Cook Beets:
Pour 1 cup (250ml) cold tap water in the pressure cooker. Place a trivet or steamer basket in the Instant Pot, then place 6 medium beets (784g, 7.5” circumference) on the trivet. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 24 minutes (firm and a little crunchy) - 28 minutes (soft with some chew) + Quick Release (immediately release the pressure by turning the venting knob to venting position). Carefully open the lid.
*Pro Tip 1: Adjust the cooking time according to your beets' size using the time chart below.
Beets Pressure Cooking Time Chart:
Pressure Cooking Method: High Pressure, then Quick Release
Beets Circumference: Texture Preference (Firm & a little crunchy - Soft with some chew)
5 inches: 11 - 15 minutes
5.5 inches: 14 - 18 minutes6 inches: 17 - 21 minutes
6.5 inches: 18 - 23 minutes
7 inches: 20 - 25 minutes7.5 inches: 24 - 28 minutes8 inches: 27 - 31 minutes8.5 inches: 30 - 34 minutes9 inches: 32 - 36 minutes