How to do
Shell the dried beans and wash them.
Remove the softened skins of the dried beans.
Cover it with water, 1-2 fingers above the beans, and cook until they are soft.
Mash the cooked beans with a fork; do the mashing in the water you used for boiling them.
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If you soak dried beans and other legumes overnight, you may shorten the cooking time next day.
But you should wash it before you soak it.
Beans will be ready to cook 6-8 hours after you soak them in water. For cooking, just add enough water to cover it.
Just like other legumes, you must soak dried beans at least for 6 hours and clear off the bubbles on top while cooking.
This will lower the risk of gas problems.
When you soak the legumes, oligosaccharides responsible for gas will be eliminated.
So when cooking legume, don't use the water you used to soak the legumes.
Dispose the water used for soaking and wash the legumes with plenty of water.
Afterwards you may start cooking.
When cooking, the ratio should be 3 glasses of water to 1 glass of dry food.
However if you did not soak the legume overnight, you can adjust the ratio as 1 to 4 or 1 to 5.
Dried beans may cause gas.
So you should cook it by taking into consideration the cooking tips recommended.
Keep in Mind
If you serve dried beans with a wholegrain like brown rice or whole wheat bread, you will make sure that your baby is provided with all dietary protein intake for that day.
Vegetable protein sources like dried beans don't contain essential amino acids that animal protein (like meat) does.
For this reason, if you feed your baby dried beans with whole grains, you make sure that your baby intakes all amino acids at once.