Dried beans, peas and lentils, otherwise known as legumes or pulses, are the seeds of mature, fresh beans that have been dried. One of the oldest cultivated crops; dried beans are an excellent source of protein, dietary fiber and complex carbohydrates.
Legumes are an affordable and healthy staple in many cuisines around the world. What’s more, dried legumes are a fraction of the cost of canned versions. And, while they may not grant world peace, these nutritious and flavorful ingredients can give you peace of mind when it comes to keeping a healthy diet.
In the short video “Methods for Soaking Dried Beans,” part of a larger series on selecting, preparing and cooking legumes, you will learn techniques for soaking dried beans before cooking. (Public access expires January 23, 2013.)
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The Rouxbe Online Cooking School Team