Rehydrated beans



Step 1 

Soak the beans in 6 cups of water overnight, 8-10 hours, at room temperature.

Step 2

Strain out soaked beans, discard the soaking water. Bring 9 cups of water, the beans, and all aromatics to boil over high heat, turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook until tender but not mushy, 50 minutes to one hour, depending on the variety and age of the beans. 

Step 3

Salt to taste. Strain the beans, discarding aromatics but making sure to save the bean broth. 

Photography and styling by Jenny Huang.