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Quick-Soak Method For Dried Beans

How to Soak Beans Fast!


Soaking beans
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We all know dried beans should be soaked in cold water overnight to ensure even cooking. But what if you didn't plan ahead? Try this quick-soak method:

Rinse beans in cold water. Put them in a large pot and cover with about 3 inches of cold water. Bring almost to a boil (small bubbles appear around the edges of the pot), cover, and remove from heat. Let sit for 1 hour. Drain. The beans will be "soaked" and ready to cook.

You may also want to see more detailed directions on How to Cook Beans.

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