We've all been there. You go to start a recipe for your favorite chili or bean soup or from-scratch hummus and then it hits you: you forgot to soak the beans! Of course you can reach for canned beans at this point, but if freshly cooked beans are what you really want, then read on for how to quick-soak your beans and cut the soaking time down to just one hour.
How To Cook Lentils on the Stovetop Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn - Dried lentils are a year-round staple in our pantry, essential for rounding out salads during hot weather and hearty soups in the winter months. Regardless of the season, their quick-cooking, no-soak-required nature makes them ideal for healthy weeknight meals. Worried about mushy lentils? We have a trick for that, too.
cooking pinto beans; add onion & garlic at beginning of cooking very gentle simmer - you should barely see wtr moving leave lid slightly ajar for creamier beans add salt when beans almost done, still slightly hard.