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How to Cook Beans

Thoroughly rinse beans and place in roaster or saucepan with enough water to generously cover.  Remember that beans will double in bulk after several hours of soaking.

  • Remove and discard shriveled or damaged bans, and any that float on top the water.

  • Soak beans in cold water for 6 to 8 hours or overnight.

  • Drain beans and refill pan with enough water to cover the beans. Place the pan on high heat with the lid ajar, Boil on high for 10-15 mins then place the lid on and reduce the heat down to medium heat. When Vapo-Valve™ clicks, reduce heat to low and cook according to the suggested times in the chart below.

  • For quick-soak method, combine rinsed beans in pan with water to cover.  Cover; cook over medium heat until Vapo-Valve™ clicks, reduce heat to low and cook 2 minutes.  Turn off heat and let beans stand for 1 hour to expand.  Drain beans and refill pan with enough water to cover the beans.  Place pan over medium heat and cover.  When Vapo-Valve™ clicks, reduce heat to low and cook according to the suggested time in the chart below.

 

Dried Beans and Legumes

Type

Soaking Time

Cooking Time

   

Black Beans

Overnight or Quick-Soak

1 ½ hours

Chickpeas

Overnight or Quick-Soak

3 hours

Kidney Beans

Overnight or Quick-Soak

1 ½ hours

Lentils

None

45 minutes

Lima Beans

Overnight or Quick-Soak

1 ½ hours

Navy Beans

None

1 ½ hours

Soybeans

Overnight or Quick-Soak

3 hours, or more

Split Peas

None

1 hour

 
Bean Equivalents and Yields
(Conversion-US to Metric)
One cup dried beans equals 8 ounces (240g)
One cup dried beans yields 2 to 3 cups cooked beans (480g to 620g)
One pound dried beans yields 4 to 6 cups cooked beans (1L to 1.4L)
One 10-ounce can cooked beans yields 1 cup drained beans (240g)
15-ounce can cooked beans yields 1 ½ cups drained beans (360g)
One 16-ounce can cooked beans yields 1 ¾ cups drained beans (420g)
One 19-ounce can cooked beans yields 2 cups drained beans (480g)