Monday, March 7, 2016

Dried Beans

So today, I have spent 4 hours waiting for legumes to re-hydrate.  I could just buy canned version, but this has no added sodium and a fraction of the cost.

Usually I soak the beans overnight.  But today I did the "quick soak"
Rinse the beans.  Remove the broken bits.  Add double the water.  Bring to a boil then turn off the heat.  Let sit at least 1 hour.

At this point they either need to sit in a crock pot for 4-8 hours, or simmer on low about 2 hours.

I added 3-4 cloves of garlic, but otherwise, no other ingredients until they re-hydrate.

This was about 2 pounds of beans ( 3 scoops from the bulk scoop = 4 cups)  for about $1.50.

3 cups of dry garbanzo beans - $1.24

Hummus:  3 cups of garbanzo beans,.  Zest and juice of 1 organic lemon.  1/2 cup of tahini (sesame peanut butter).

I cooked this longer than usual ( 2 hour simmer) and removed as many of the chick pea skins as possible ( maybe 70%),  Best hummus ever.

I put 3 cloves of garlic into the cooking liquid and 1 into the final result.

1 comment:

  1. when I am soaking beans I often go ahead and do a whole big pot, and then can freeze the cooked beans.