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How To Cook Beans In An Instant Pot

All you need to know about: How To Cook Beans In An Instant Pot.


1. Start by sorting through your beans and discarding any stones, debris, or shriveled beans. Rinse the beans to remove any dirt.

2. Place the beans in the Instant Pot and cover them with two to three inches of water.

3. Secure the lid and close the vent. Select the Manual or Pressure Cook setting and set the time according to the chart below.

Cooking Times

• Adzuki beans: 10 minutes
• Black beans: 22 minutes
• Cannellini beans: 9 minutes
• Garbanzo beans: 8 minutes
• Kidney beans: 18 minutes
• Lentils: 6 minutes
• Navy beans: 18 minutes
• Pinto beans: 22 minutes

4. When the cooking time is complete, allow the pressure to release naturally for 10 minutes, then do a quick release of any remaining pressure.

5. Carefully open the pressure cooker lid and test the beans for doneness. If they are not done to your liking, replace the lid and cook for a few more minutes.

6. When the beans are done, strain off the cooking liquid and add fresh water to the pot.

7. Season to taste and enjoy!

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