Has this happened to you?
A recipe calls for 1 cup of COOKED rice…
but you have NO IDEA how much dry rice is needed to make 1 cup cooked?
OR you buy a bag of diced onions, thinking it’ll save you time (it totally will!) but d’oh! How much should you use to replace one onion in a recipe?
Or perhaps after watching my Batch Cooking LIKE A BOSS video, you decided to cook a bag of dry beans… and how much would replace 1 can in a recipe?
What about frozen, sliced bell pepper strips… how many equals a bell pepper?
And what if you wanted to cook a recipe in your crockpot…. or pressure cooker instead??!
Well my Herbies, I have the ULTIMATE Ingredient Conversion Table for you.
It’s a PDF and totally free! Enter your email address here to get it.
Print it and tape it to your pantry door :)
BUT DON’T GET CRAZY TECHNICAL
Cooking isn’t technical, it’s a story of ingredients… and a love story with yourself and your health.
Treat cooking like a feeling --- let your heart and intuition guide you.
Don’t hold a recipe captive... unless you’re baking.
(Baking requires an exact science)
When it comes to soups, stews, and other savory dishes, a little more or less of a spice or an ingredient generally is fine, provided the tweaks are to YOUR tastes.
This Cook Like a Pro Series is all about making you the best home cook you can be… don’t become a cooking engineer ;)
In addition to the handy conversion table you can download, here are a few basic conversions to keep in your head:
1 cup = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons (1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons)
1 pound = 16 ounces = 454 grams (1 ounce = 28 grams)
Beans Beans Beans (Can to Cooked)
1 can of beans = 15 ounces (undrained) = 10 ounces (drained) = ¼ pound dried
1 pound dry beans = 2 cups = 5 cups soaked = 7 cups cooked = 4 cans drained
1 cup = 8 ounces = 16 tablespoons = 48 teaspoons = 237 ml = 236.56 grams
Stove to Crockpot to Pressure Cooker
Weight Conversion Calculators, International Swaps and Beyond:
P.S. To get your FREE printable PDF chart...
I'll be emailing the PDF TONIGHT at 7pm EST -- signup by 6:30pm to get it.
P.P.S. Only one more post in the Cook Like a Pro Series (it’s about saving the dish when you flub! -- Don’t miss it this FRIDAY)
Also big news coming at ya on Thursday.