Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Forgot.....

We're having my fabulous Red Beans and Rice for dinner tonight.
The total cooking time for this meal is 2 1/2 - 3 hours.  It's 4:00pm
right now and, about thirty minutes ago, I realized I had completely
forgotten to soak the kidney beans.  This led to a semi-frantic,
"forgot to soak beans" Google search.  A surprising number of
people have encountered this problem and it turns out it's
no big deal. 

If you ever forget to soak your beans, this is what you do:

1.  Don't panic.

2.  Place beans in a large pot and cover with water.

3.  Bring to a boil for 2-3 min.

4.  Cover and remove from heat.

5.  Allow to sit, covered, for 1 hour.

6.  Drain beans and get on with your recipe as planned.
I may just do it this way from now on.

1 comment:

  1. I usually do my pinto beans this way. So easy when you forget to soak them.

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