What’s not to love about red kidney beans? These hearty legumes are named for their red exterior and unique kidney shape but offer more than meets the eye. Kidney beans are a low-glycemic food that provides a rich source of plant-based protein, fiber, and iron. They’re a delicious staple of chilis and are equally excellent in salads, soups, and rice dishes. There should be a bag of kidney beans in every pantry!
How To Cook Red Kidney Beans
Soak the red kidney beans overnight. Rinse prior to cooking. To cook, place the kidney beans in a pan over the stovetop, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and continue to boil for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and simmer until cooked, about 45-60 minutes. Check for doneness. They should be soft all the way through.