posted by Evan at 8:35 PM
It's called a pressure cooker!
8-11 minutes for Navy beans.
Lentils cook very quickly, are nutritious and delicious!
Add rice, and you'll have a complete protein!
Navy Beans on that site says Soak at least 4 hours. Maybe that's why.
I forgot to mention that the 8-11 minutes is at pressure. The pressurizing and depressurizing can add maybe 45 minutes to the preparation time.
Canned foods are precooked, and beans are really popular this way. I get the 14.5oz can at 5/$1 on sale at kroger. All you do is heat them. Of course, dry beans are cheaper, but since you are spending $.22 on ramen anyway this seems like a more realistic food for you. As another person said, add rice!
Dal!Split lentils or mung beans. Split in half means less cooking time.. Use the previously mentioned "marvel of modern bean preparation", the pressure cooker, for a drastically reduced wait.
I know that someone said this, but I had to say this too:They have advanced, it is called a can... hehehe. I am enjoying reading your blog.
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plan ahead and soak your beans overnite the next day they cook quite quickly. Beans & rice are a complete protien and what poor people all over the world survive on.
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