Dry Bean Soak & Cooking chart
My friend Charlotte from Grad school asked for help cooking dry beans. I don’t make a whole lot of beans, because my husband doesn’t like them, but I do and buying them dry is really inexpensive and one bag stretches a long way! What I didn’t know is there are two ways of “soaking” dry beans before cooking them:
- Soaking overnight: rinse the beans first, then put them in a container and fill with water and allow to soak overnight. Drain & cook as desired.
- Quick soaking: bring beans to boil in a large pot of water for 2 minutes. Turn off heat and leave covered for 1 hour. Drain & cook as desired.
I’m in love with the quick soaking method! So simple & easy!
|Bean/Legume (1 cup)||Soak Time||Simmer Time||Yield (Cups)|
|Azuki beans||4 hrs||45-55 min||3|
|Anasazi beans||4-8 hrs||60 min||2-1/4|
|Black Beans||4 hrs||60-90 min||2-1/4|
|Black-eyed Peas||60-90 min (use Quick Soak method)||60 min||2|
|Cannellini Beans||8-12 hrs||60 min||2|
|Fava Beans||8-12 hrs||40-50 min||1-2/3|
|Garbanzos (chickpeas)||6-8 hrs||1-3 hrs||2|
|Great Northern Beans||8-12 hrs||1-1/2 hrs||2-2/3|
|Green Split Peas||NA||45 min||2|
|Yellow Split Peas||NA||60-90 min||2|
|Green Peas, whole||8-12 hrs||1-2 hrs||2|
|Kidney Beans||6-8 hrs||60 min||2-1/4|
|Lentils, brown||NA||45-60 min||2-1/4|
|Lentils, green||NA||30-45 min||2|
|Lentils, red or yellow||NA||20-30 min||2 to 2-1/2|
|Lima Beans (butter beans), large||8-12 hrs||45-60 min||2|
|Lima Beans (butter beans), small||8-12 hrs||50-60 min||3|
|Lima Beans, Christmas||8-12 hrs||60 min||2|
|Mung Beans||NA||60 min||2|
|Navy Beans||6-8 hrs||45-60 min||2-2/3|
|Pink Beans||4-8 hrs||50-60 min||2-3/4|
|Pinto Beans||6-8 hrs||1-1/2||2-2/3|
|Soybeans||8-12 hrs||1-2 hrs||3|
|Teparary beans||8-12 hrs||90 min||3|
Thanks to andreasrecipes.com for this awesome chart! Who knew there were so many types of beans, lol!