Can I soak dried beans and then freeze them?

Answer Pour the beans in a bowl and cover with water. Allow to soak overnight. Cook in a large pot of boiling water for 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours. Drain and cool the beans. Store them in the freezer for up to ... Read More »

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Do I Have to Cook Dried Beans Right after I Soak Them?

On One Hand: Cook as Soon as PossibleOnce you have soaked your choice of dried beans overnight, it is best to rinse, drain and cook them right away. Soaking the beans shortens cooking time, but do... Read More »

If you soak pinto beans all day can you rinse them and put them into the fridge overnight without cooking them first?

Answer Yes, but it might be good to try soaking them overnight as well - just chance the water for fresh and leave them to soak.

How much baking soda do I add to dried beans to soften them?

The suggested amount of baking soda to soften 1 cup of beans is ¼ tsp. However, adding baking soda can adversely affect the flavor and benefits of thiamine in the beans. It is often added when b... Read More »

Why do dried fruits&dried beans swell when they are cooked?

Dried beans and dried fruits have been heated or left in the sun to desiccate them. When you reconstitute them by cooking them or just soaking them in water, they swell up because their cells are a... Read More »