Ingredient Equivalents

Here is a list of substitutions for when you run out of an ingredient in a recipe.
Food Amount Before Preparations Approximate Measure After Preparation
Cereals
Macaroni 1 cup (3 1/2 ounces) 2 1/2 cups cooked
Noodles, medium 3 cups (4 ounces) 3 cups cooked
Spaghetti 8 ounces 4 cups cooked
Long grain rice 1 cup (7 ounces) 3 cups cooked
Quick-cooking rice 1 cup (3 ounces) 2 cups cooked
Popcorn 1/4 cup 5 cups cooked
Crumbs
Bread 1 slice 3/4 cup soft
Bread 1 slice 1/4 cup fine dry crumbs
Saltine crackers 28 squares 1 cup finely crushed
Rich round crackers 24 crackers 1 cup finely crushed
Graham crackers 14 squares 1 cup finely crushed
Gingersnaps 15 cookies 1 cup finely crushed
Vanilla wafers 22 cookies 1 cup finely crushed
Fruits
Apples 1 medium 1 cup sliced
Apricots 1 medium 1/4 cup sliced
Avocados 1 medium 1 1/4 cups sliced
Bananas 1 medium 1/3 cup mashed
Cherries, red 1 pound 2 cups pitted
Lemons 1 medium 3 tbsp juice; 2 tsp shredded peel
Limes 1 medium 2 tbsp juice; 1 tsp shredded peel
Oranges 1 medium 1/4 to 1/3 cup juice; 4 tsp shred. peel
Peaches, Pears 1 medium 1/2 cup sliced
Strawberries 1 cups whole 4 cups sliced
Vegetables
Beans & Peas, dried 1 lb. (about 2 1/2 c.) 6 cups cooked
Cabbage 1 lb. (1 small) 5 cups shredded
Carrots, w/out tops 1 lb. (6 to 8 medium) 3 c. shredded or 2 1/2 c. diced
Celery 1 medium bunch 4 1/2 cups chopped
Corn 1 medium ear 1/2 cup cut from cob
Green beans 1 lb. (3 cups) 2 1/2 cups cooked, cut up
Green onions 1 bunch (7) 1/2 cup sliced
Green peppers 1 large 1 cup diced
Mushrooms 1 lb. (6 cups) 6 c. sliced or 2 c. cooked
Onions 1 medium 1/2 cup chopped
Potatoes 1 medium 2/3 c. cubed or 1/2 c. mashed
Spinach 1 lb. (12 cups) 1 1/2 cups cooked
Tomatoes 1 medium 1/2 cup cooked
Nuts
Almonds 1 pound in shell 1 1/4 cups shelled
Pecans 1 pound in shell 2 cups shelled
Walnuts 1 pound in shell 1 1/2 cups shelled
Miscellaneous
Cheese, Swiss/Amer. 4 ounces 1 cup shredded or cubed
Eggs 1 large 3 tablespoons egg
Egg whites 1 large 2 tablespoons white
Egg yolks 1 large 1 tablespoon yolk
Whipping cream 1 cup 2 cups whipped
Ground beef 1 pound raw 2 3/4 cups cooked
Boneless meat 1 pound raw 2 cups cooked, cubed
Cooked meat 1 pound 3 cups diced
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