Basic White Beans

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 6 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 5 ingredients
This basic white beans recipe is ideal if you are just getting started in the world of cooking. Just remember, dried beans will not soften if cooked in salted water. Do not add any...

Ingredients


  • 1 cup dried white beans (baby lima, cannellini or Great Northern), soaked overnight
  • Water, to cover
  • 1 small sprig rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Nutrition Facts

Calories

119 cals

Fat

1 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g

Carbohydrates

21 g

Sugar

1 g

Fiber

5 g

Protein

8 g

Sodium

6 mg

Directions

  1. Soak the beans. Rinse the dried beans in water and put them in a large bowl. Cover with at least 4 times their volume of water and leave to soak overnight.
  2. Drain and rinse the beans and put them into a pot with a heavy lid. Add just enough cold water to cover them.
  3. Add the rosemary, garlic, and a drizzle of olive oil. Bring the beans to a boil, then cover and simmer them gently for 20 to 30 minutes or until the beans are tender but not mushy. The cooking time will depend on the size and age of the beans. Smaller and newer beans will require a shorter cooking time, so check on them after 20 minutes.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.



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