Do You Know Beans

21 Mar

OK this has nothing to do with art or crafts, but I live with guys, so if there is a way to reduce gas I am all for it.  This comes from Christ Kitchen a great ministry here.  I love their living lentil salad.

IF YOU DON’T KNOW BEANS…You know that dried beans must be soaked before cooking, but did you know that the WAY you do it can affect the amount of gas they’ll produce later?  Hot soaking will reduce the gas-producing substances!  Here are two easy ways to do this:
QUICK SOAK
1.      Place sorted, washed beans in a large pot and add 6 cups of water for every 2 cups of beans. …
2.      Bring to boil and boil for an additional 5 minutes.
3.      Remove beans from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.
4.      Drain beans and discard soak water.
5.      Rinse beans with fresh, cool water.
MICROWAVE SOAK
 1.      Place sorted washed beans in a large microwaveable dish and add 3 cups of water for every 1 cup of dry beans.     (Cover by 2″)
2.      Cover with plastic wrap, poke 3 small holes and microwave  on HIGH for 9 minutes, rotate and cook 9 more minutes or  until boiling.
 3.      Remove from microwave and let stand for 1 hour.
4.      Drain beans and discard soak water.
 5.      Rinse beans with fresh, cool water.
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