Cooking Dry Beans (makes 2 cups cooked)
1 cup dried beans
5 cups water Choose one of the following ways to soak your beans: * Hot Soak:
Hot soaking helps reduce intestinal gas. For each cup of dry beans, add 5 cups hot water; heat to boiling and let boil 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for up to 4 hours. * Quick Soak:
For cup of dry beans, add 5 cups hot water; heat to boiling and let boil 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for at least one hour. * Overnight Soak:
For each cup dry beans, add 5 cups cold water and let soak overnight, or at least 8 hours. Cook:
Drain soaking water and rinse beans. Cover beans with fresh water. Simmer for 1½ to 2 hours until tender.
Recipe adapted from http://www.whatscooking.fns.usda.gov/recipes/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-program-snap/bean-and-rice-burritos This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. SNAP helps low income people buy nutritious food for a better diet. To get more information contact the CT Department of Social Services at 1- (855) 626-6632 or WWW.CT.gov/dss . USDA does not endorse any products, services, or organizations. Provided by Department of Public Health in partnership with the University of Saint Joseph. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.