To cook dried red kidney beans, transfer them to a pie plate, and pick through the beans to remove any stones, broken beans or leaves. Rinse the dried beans in a colander, and soak them if desired by covering them with c... More »

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Some types of dried beans are azuki beans, mung beans, black beans and kidney beans. Kidney beans are high in folate, copper, manganese and protein. They are also high in fiber, which helps reduce cholesterol levels. More »

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Dried fava beans need to be soaked overnight to break down the nutrients of the beans. Drain the water and then peel the outer shell of the beans if they have not been removed previously. Place the beans in a sauce pan a... More »

Dried fava beans need to be soaked overnight to break down the nutrients of the beans. Drain the water and then peel the outer shell of the beans if they have not been removed previously. Place the beans in a sauce pan a... More »

Hard water yields hard beans; adding sodium bicarbonate or baking soda to the cooking water for beans softens the water, thereby increasing the tenderness of the beans. Use 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda for each pound of b... More »

The easiest way to cook quinoa is to add 2 cups of water or stock to 1 cup of quinoa, bring to a boil in a saucepan, cover the top and simmer for 15 minutes. Quinoa, pronounced "keen-wah," is often mistaken for a grain b... More »

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The most common way to cook raw peanuts is to roast them in an oven. Peanuts can also be boiled, which is a popular method of cooking them in the Southern United States. More »