How to Quick Soak Dried Beans

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Dry beans are an economical staple with a nearly endless shelf life. When you want to use your dried beans, soaking them overnight is the recommended method to rehydrate them. If you need your beans ready to cook sooner, you can use the quick soak method to rehydrate them in a fraction of the time. This will help speed your cooking time and get a healthy and nutritious meal or side dish on the table as quickly as is possible.

Things You'll Need

  • Colader
  • Large pot
  • 10 cups of water
  • 1 pound dry beans
  • Place the beans in a colander and rinse them under cold water, picking through them to remove any stones or bad beans.

  • Pour the water into a large pot. Add the beans and place the pot on the stove over high heat.

  • Wait for the water to come to a full boil. Allow the beans to boil for two full minutes.

  • Turn the burner off and move the pot to a cool burner. Cover the pot and let it sit for 10 minutes.

  • Drain and rinse the beans then cook them according to your recipe's instructions.

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