Advice 1: How to cook red beans

There are more than 200 varieties of beans. Legumes and beans, black and white, purple and red. Eat beans food, is the stern, and sometimes even beans decorative. And of all the species, varieties and variety-types the most popular in the world red Kidney beans (Kidney). Perhaps because it is useful for the body in General, and to the figures, in particular. Or because the protein it competes with meat and is an inseparable attribute of the vegetarian table. And certainly last but not least from the fact that it has a wonderful nutty flavor, perfectly combined with spices and unusual tasty.
Red beans are rich in antioxidants
You will need
    • Beans
    • Water
    • Colander
    • A wide and deep pan
Pour the dried beans on a wide horizontal surface and take it apart – separate the garbage, pebbles, sub-standard beans. You decide on wrinkled skin, very dark or very bright, the General background of the skin and other possible flaws.
Put the beans in a colander and rinse under cold running water.

Now you need to soak the beans overnight. Pick a wide and deep saucepan, put into the rinsed beans and top up with water. Water should be two times more than beans.
The next day, drain the water and pour fresh, in the same proportion. Put the saucepan on the stove and bring the water to a boil. Reduce the flame to moderate, and simmer at least one hour.
Then follow your recipe.So, for example, in the soup you will need to put beans, boiled until soft, and lobio (beans should be soft after boiling order.
If you don't have time for soaking the beans, try another method.

Dial in a large pot of water and bring to the boil. Carefully pour the beans from the colander into the boiling water. Close the lid and allow the water to boil again. After two minutes turn off the heat and without opening the lid, leave the beans for an hour.
After an hour remove the lid and stir the beans. Return pot to heat and simmer to desired doneness.
Never salt the beans before cooking. This can make it hard.
Useful advice
Beans goes well with onions, garlic, tomatoes, peppers, various herbs.

Beans, boiled until soft, can be stored in the refrigerator up to three days, in the freezer for up to six months.

Beans from a can does not need preprocessing.

Advice 2: How to cook white beans

White beans are a must in the diet as it has many useful properties. It contains large amount of vegetable protein, which is remarkably absorbed by the body. Doctors recommend to maintain health is to eat in a week at least 3 cups of legumes.
How to cook white beans
You will need
  • Recipe No. 1:
  • - 500 g dry white beans;
  • - 1 PC. onions;
  • - 2 leaves of Laurel;
  • - salt, pepper to taste.
  • Recipe No. 2:
  • - 500 g dry white beans;
  • - 400 ml of chicken broth;
  • - 1 liter of water;
  • - 400 g ham, diced;
  • - 1 onion;
  • - 2 carrots;
  • - 2 Bay leaves.
  • - 50 g of margarine;
  • Sol;
  • - black pepper.
Recipe No. 1

Sort through the beans, remove damaged beans. Thoroughly rinse the beans. Pour the beans with triple the amount of cold water and leave for 8 hours. It is best to soak them overnight and in the morning to prepare.
Quick method for soaking beans: put the washed beans in a saucepan, cover it with water, put on fire, bring to a boil, boil for 1 minute, turn off the heat and leave for an hour.
Drain and put the beans in a saucepan large volume. Again fill it with water, and the water level should exceed the beans by 5 cm, Add Bay leaf and chopped onion, bring to a boil, remove the foam. Reduce heat, cover the pan and simmer the beans for approximately 1.5-2 hours until, until it becomes soft.
Regularly check the water level and if necessary add some cold water. Remove the onion and Bay leaf, add the prepared beans, salt and pepper.
Recipe No. 2

Boil white beans the second method. Wash beans, soak it is not necessary. Pour it into the broth, add water, Bay leaf, ham, sliced onions and carrots. Cover the pan, wait until boiling and simmer on low heat for 7-8 hours. At the end of cooking, remove Bay Lis, put the margarine, salt and pepper.
Tocook white beans in a slow cooker, put pre-soaked beans in a bowl, cover with water to 1.5 liter, select the mode "Stewing" or "Soup". Cook white beans 1.5-2 hours. In a slow cooker you can cook beans without soaking, in this case, water will need at least 2 liters, and cook the beans need at least three hours.
To white beans not darkened, cook it with the lid open.
Useful advice
During cooking it is recommended to add in white beans a little vegetable oil to improve the taste of the finished dish.
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