How much to cook beans?

Andrey Semykin
Andrey Semykin
July 13, 2012
How much to cook beans?

Interested in how much to cook beans? Note that the amount of time depends on the type of beans and on whether you made a pre-soak before cooking. Consider the possible options.

Cooking White Beans

White beans can be cooked for about 50 minutes. Pre-soaking is not required.

How to cook red beans

Red beans should be soaked for about 8 to 12 hours, and it is desirable to change the water every 4 hours - during soaking harmful substances come out of the beans. After soaking, red beans are boiled for an hour.

Some recipes recommend boiling red beans for 5-6 hours, changing the water every hour. In my opinion, such a procedure does not give much time gain, but the complexity is higher.

There is another quick soaking recipe, when water and beans are boiled for about 3 minutes, then turned off and left for an hour. Then the water is drained, poured cold and boiled. But still the recipe for classic soaking is better.