I have never cooked red beans, but I have cooked other beans. I usually do the "quick soak" method. I think you bring the beans to a boil, take them off the heat and let them sit for a couple hours. Then change the water and cook for 1-2 hours until done. It sounds like you are doing it right. There are always some that do not get quite done and are a little harder than the rest.
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3/19/07 11:42 A
Okay so I am trying to get more fiber and protein by eating beans. I love beans I am just clueless whne it comes to preparing them. I used to buy the ones already cooked in cans but the sodium is so high. Even if i rinse them they taste gross. Anyway last night I did an over night soak. I have been simmering the beans for about an hour now and the water is red and the beans are no longer red. Some have cooked quicker then others.
Am i doing this right? I really am lacking protein in my diet. I do not consume meat and hardly any dairy products. I do not eat eggs either.
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