Beans are the miracle food of life and there are so many benefits associated with eating them. Beans are jam-packed with fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals, with no saturated or trans-fat. Cooking them with traditional food warming equipment is especially simple, but microwaving them in a commercial microwave can actually cut cooking time in half. Here is how you can use your commercial microwave to quickly cook beans:
Step 1: Sort And Rinse Your Beans
Start by measuring out your desired quantity of dried beans, keeping in mind that the beans will expand while cooking. Sort through your desired quantity of dried beans, carefully removing shriveled or discoloured pieces, as well as any foreign matter. Once sorted, put the desired quantity of dried beans into a colander and rinse them under cold, running water.
Step 2: Soak Your Beans
Transfer your beans to a large microwave-safe container with a tight-fitting lid. Add 1 qt. of water per pound of dried beans and soak them in the refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. In general, the larger the beans, the longer you should soak them, and the longer the soak, the shorter the cooking time.
Step 3: Add Seasonings, Herbs, Etc. And Microwave
Remove your dry beans from the fridge and add any seasonings, herbs, spices, etc. to your dish. Replace the lid and microwave the beans for 7 – 10 minutes. Remove the dish carefully and stir the beans. Return the dish to your commercial microwave, reduce the power by 50%, and microwave for 15 minutes. Stir and test for tenderness.
Step 4: Let The Beans Sit And Then Serve
Cooking time can vary depending on the type of bean and duration of the initial soak, but once you have tested the beans and are happy with the desired texture, your beans should be ready in this last step. Before serving, first let the beans sit for 5 minutes with the lid still on the dish. After this time has passed, make sure to drain them first before serving to your customers.
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