How to Rehydrate a Dried Vanilla Bean

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Fresh vanilla beans are pods that are harvested from an orchid plant. The vanilla orchid plants are grown commercially in many regions including Mexico, Tahiti and Madagascar. The 5- to 9-inch long whole beans will last for months when stored in an airtight container in a cool dry place. The bean will eventually dehydrate, shrink and dry out. It can be re-hydrated and saved for more cooking projects and baking recipes.

Things You'll Need

  • Container
  • Water or vanilla extract
  • Pour water or vanilla extract to a 1- to 2-inch height in a microwave safe food container or saucepan.

  • Warm the liquid for 20 to 30 seconds in the microwave or heat until medium warm on the stove top. The liquid should not be hot to the touch.

  • Pour the warm liquid into a container with a cover.

  • Place the brittle bean into the liquid to immerse it. Snap the cover on to the container.

  • Soak until the bean is plump. Use the rehydrated bean for the recipe right away.

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