The First Step - Measuring
Dried beans yield approximately 3 times the amount once cooked. So, 1 cup of dried beans = 3 cups cooked beans.
The Next Step - Soaking
After rinsing, soak beans overnight in a glass jar containing 3 times their volume of cold water. In the morning, drain the beans and put them in your favourite cooking pot with the same amount of fresh water.
The Next Next Step - Cooking
Choose your favourite bean from the chart below to determine their cooking time. Bring water and beans to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Allow to cook until soft and easily mashed, then drain the beans.
The Final Step - Eating
From hearty chili to summer bean salad, there are countless ways to enjoy cooked beans! In my next post, I'll share with you one of my favourite original recipes using red lentils: Scarlett's Spicy Dahl