dried garbanzo / chick pea yields (and other dried beans)
- NYChristopher Nov 4, 2007 02:36 PM
I am working with dried garbanzos (and also canelli beans) and am curious what people experience has been with regard to yields.
Online research for garbanzos has provided me with confusion:
--1 cup of dried beans will yield about 2 1/2 cups cooked (1:2.5)
--1 cup of dried chickpeas will yield 3 cups of cooked (1:3)
--Each cup of dried beans makes about 2 to 21/2 cups of cooked beans (1:2 - 1:2.5)
Considering the 50% variance, I thought I would seek out actual user experiences. I love me some chick peas, but I see no point in making much more than I actually need.
The canellis are already soaking, but I'm wondering the same thing ... what ratio have you come to expect?
For 1 cup of beans, you end up with between 2 1/2 and 3 cups beans. I think it depends on how old your beans are. I always make extra, as leftovers freeze very well. They can be defrosted easily in the microwave and added to soups, stews, chilis, salads, and made into a quick dip for an instant app. Having cooked beans in your freezer is like having money in the bank!
Well, I wanted to come back and offer my results:
garbanzos - almost 1:3
kidney - a little more than 1;2
canelli - 2:3