How to Use this Beans Conversion Calculator
Simply enter a number into the Input box, select the measurement you are using, and the program will automatically calculate converted values.
- An approximation of the US imperial system is used for these measurements (ie. 1 cup = 240mL).
- Oz refers to ounce (28g), not fluid ounce (30mL).
- Data sourced from USDA FoodData Central where possible, or else from my personal experience.
- Conversions to and from cans are unavailable at the moment. I am working on improving the accuracy of the conversions. Everything else is fully functional!
How to Cook Dried Beans
When cooking from dried, I recommend a 1:4 ratio of beans to water (by volume) for cooking on the stove-top, and a 1:2 ratio for cooking in the Instant Pot.
Example: Cook 1 cup (190g) of chickpeas in 4 cups (960g) of water on the stove, or in 2 cups (480g) of water in the Instant Pot.
Beans Cooking Time
Rule of thumb for cooking most dried beans in the Instant Pot:
- For unsoaked beans, use the Beans/Chili function on More mode or the Manual/Pressure Cook function on High Pressure for 40 minutes.
- For pre-soaked beans, use the Beans/Chili function on Normal mode or the Manual/Pressure Cook function on High Pressure for 30 minutes.
- Small beans such as mung beans and adzuki beans can be cooked without soaking using the Beans/Chili function on Less mode or the Manual/Pressure Cook function on High Pressure for 25 minutes.
- Most lentil varieties are very delicate and become mushy or fall apart under pressure. I recommend using stovetop for cooking lentils.
Up to this point I have mainly cooked beans using the Instant Pot but I am slowly testing out cooking beans using the Dutch oven. I will update this post with stovetop and oven cooking instructions when I finish testing.
- Adzuki beans: Korean chal bap
- Chickpeas: Indian ambode
- Kidney beans: Okra stew over yellow rice
- Soy beans: Soy milk from scratch