On Mon, 10 Sep 2012 01:24:23 -0700, "Julie Bove"
<[email protected]> wrote:
> I bought a bag of Light Red Kidney beans, the Fred Meyer brand. I cooked
> some last week using the quick soak method. Put water over them, brought to
> a boil, boiled for 2 minutes (as directed on the bag), then took off of the
> heat for an hour.
> Drained off the water. Rinsed. Replaced water, brought to a boil and let
> simmer. Checked at an hour. They were overcooked!
> I tried again tonight. Followed the same instructions but this time I
> checked at 45 minutes. They were overcooked!
> Has anyone else had beans recently that cooked up super quickly like this?
> Or maybe I got freak beans! I know that when I was younger, we never knew
> for sure how old the beans were that we were buying and older beans do take
> longer to cook. But these are even cooking up more quickly than it says on
> the bag or the sites I have seen with bean cooking instructions.
You got super fresh dried beans. I did that recently with small white
beans. Fortunately, I usually use my beans for things like soup/stew
and I'm fine with them falling apart. The problem that time was I was
trying to make chicken "chili" so I wanted the beans to be whole &
firmer Oh, well. It was tasty anyway.
Food is an important part of a balanced diet.