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Winter 2001 - 2002

BEAN COOKING CHART

Dried beans double in volume and weight after soaking and cooking (two exceptions are soy beans and chick peas which triple in volume). One cup (8 ounces) dried beans equals 2 to 2 1/2 cups (1 to 1 1/4 pounds) soaked and cooked.

Type Soaking
(Hours)
Cooking Pressure Cooker
(Soaked Beans)
Pressure Cooker
(Unsoaked Beans)

Adzuki Beans 4 1 hour 15 minutes 20 minutes
Black Beans 4 1 1/2 hours 15 minutes 20 minutes
Black-eyed Peas - 45 min. to 1 hour - 10 minutes
Lima Beans 4 1 to 1 1/2 hours 20 minutes 25 - 30 minutes
Cannellini Beans 4 1 to 1 1/2 hours 15 minutes 20 minutes
Dals - 30 minutes - 8 minutes
Fava (Broad Beans) 12 3 hours 40 minutes 1 hour
Ful Nabed (Broad Beans) 12 3 hours 40 minutes 1 hour
Great Northern Beans 4 1 hour 20 minutes 25 minutes
Brown Lentils - 35 minutes - 12 minutes
Green Lentils - 40 minutes - 12 minutes
Red Lentils - 30 minutes - 8 minutes
Mung Beans 4 45 min. to 1 hour - -
Split Peas - 30 minutes - 10 minutes
Whole Peas 4 40 minutes 15 minutes 20 minutes
Pigeon Peas - 30 minutes - 10 minutes
Pink, Calico, Red Mexican Beans 4 1 hour 20 minutes 25 minutes
Pinto Beans 4 1 to 1 1/2 hours 20 minutes 25 minutes
Red Kidney Beans 4 1 hour 20 minutes 25 minutes
White Kidney Beans
(Cannellini)
4 1 hour 20 minutes 25 minutes
Small White (Navy) Beans 4 2 hours 25 minutes 30 minutes
Soybeans 12 3 to 3 1/2 hours 30 minutes 35 minutes

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