How to Cook Dried Beans (Quick Soak)

Have you ever needed beans for a recipe but didn’t have time to soak them overnight? No problem! Cooking dried beans from scratch can be quick with this simple stovetop skill. This video demonstrates how to cook dried beans after soaking them for less than one hour. Bean cooking times will vary depending on the type of bean and intensity of heat.

This quick way of soaking dried beans still provides all of the nutritional benefits of traditional overnight soaking but without the forethought required!

A few tips for soaking and cooking beans:

  • Discard the soaking water before cooking
  • Rinse the beans before and after soaking
  • Once soaked, cook them long enough so that they’re no longer hard – this may help prevent digestive discomfort (1)

Once cooked, use the beans in this easy four bean chili recipe or this black bean corn salad recipe. Be sure to check out how to cook dried beans using the traditional overnight soak too.

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