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Old 11-16-2008, 08:23 AM   #1
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ISO pinto bean question

I would like to cook some dried pinto beans today. Usually I soak them and then boil them but I didn't soak them (forgot) Is it still possible to make them? Can I just boil them now and for how long? Thanks

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Old 11-16-2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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Thanks for the quick response. I guess I will just wait and do it another day.
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:54 AM   #3
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You don't have to soak them...just put them on to boil. They'll take a little longer to cook, but not that much.
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Old 11-16-2008, 12:27 PM   #4
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You can definitely & easily cook them today! Just do what's called "quick cook" (also known as "quick soak").

Rinse your beans, put them in a pot, & add water to cover them by several inches. Bring to a boil & boil for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pot, & allow to sit for an hour. At the end of the hour, drain the beans, & continue as if you had soaked them overnight.

I use this method successfully all the time with all sorts of different bean varieties.
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:23 PM   #5
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I do what BreezyCooking does and it works out about the same as if I had soaked them overnight.
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