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Pressure Cooker Bean Cooking Times at a Glance

Posted By archives On May 25, 2010 @ 8:57 am In Beans and Legumes,Cooking Tips,Pressure Cooker | No Comments

General Directions: Drain soaked beans and rinse well, add enough water to cover the beans by at least 2 inches, but do not fill the pressure cooker more than 1/2 full.

Beans (1 Cup Dry)          Approximate Minutes Under High Pressure

———–                     Soaked 4-8 hours    Unsoaked     Yield in Cups

Aduki                                 5—9                         14—20             2
Anasazi                             4—7                          20—22             2 1/4
Black (turtle)                     9—11                         20—25             2
Black-eyed (cow) peas     —                               9—11             2 1/4
Cannellini                         9—12                         22—25             2
Chick-peas (garbanzos)   10—12                     30—40             2 1/2
Christmas lima                  8—10                         16—18          1 1/4
Cranberry                         9—12                         30—35             2 1/4
Fava*                                 12—18                     22—28             2
Flageolets                         10—14                     17—22             2
Great Northern                     8—12                     25—30             2 1/4
Lentils                                 —                             7—10                 2
Lima (large)*                     4-7                             12—16             2
Lima (baby)                         5—7                         12—15             2 1/2
Peas (split, green)             —                                 8—10             2
Peas (whole, green)           —                                 16—18             2
Pigeon peas (gandules)    6—9                             20—25             3
Pinto                                  4—6                             22—25             2 1/4
Navy (pea)                         6—8                             16—25             2
Red kidney                     10—12                         20—25                 2
Scarlet runner                 12—14                         17—20                 1 1/4
Soybeans (beige)*         9—12                             28—35             2 1/4
Soybeans (black)*         20—22                             35—40             2 1/2

Fava skins remain leathery after cooking and must be removed before serving unless the beans are pureed.

*Requires 2 tablespoons of oil for each cup of dried beans.

Be sure to remove loose skins before cooking.

NOTES: Do not fill the pressure cooker more than halfway. Owners of jiggle-top cookers should add 1 tablespoon of oil per cup of dried beans to control foaming. The timings on this chart are calculated for quick-releasing pressure. If time permits, let the pressure come down naturally, and reduce the cooking time under high pressure by 4 minutes.

From Lorna Sass, “Recipes from an Ecological Kitchen

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