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Rice and Beans

I'd like to start preparing my meals for the workweek in a batch on Sundays, to be refrigerated and microwaved as needed. I'm looking for a specific rice and bean-based recipe (type(s) of bean, optimal ratio of rice to beans, cooking time) that's cheap and nutritionally complete. That is to say, I'd like to be able to eat this for about half of my meals in a week and remain healthy.
posted by phrontist on Dec 14, 2013 - 12 answers

I'm dumb. How many cups of beans?

The recipe says "2 cups dried cannellini beans, soaked overnight". Does it mean 2 cups of the beans after soaking, or before soaking? [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule on Nov 13, 2013 - 13 answers

How should I measure dried epazote?

I have a bag of dried epazote for beans. Two problems. First, it's a mix of coarser, stalky material and leaf matter of varying fineness. Should I run it through a food processor to make it uniform (like, say, dried oregano) before measuring? Second, how much (processed or not) should I use to a pound of beans? I've seen everything from 1 tsp to 2 tbsp. One tsp of coarse would be nothing like 2 tbsp of fine, for example.
posted by obiwanwasabi on May 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Country comfort in a pot.

Country comfort food, non-kosher edition: what are your favorite bean soup/stew recipes for smoked ham hocks or pork neck bones? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Oct 24, 2010 - 8 answers

I don't need to overthink it, the plate as-is is quite gross.

I want to like beans, but the texture is generally too mushy or mealy. What are some recipes that get around this? [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Aug 9, 2010 - 21 answers

Black eyed peas? (No, not the band!)

What do I do with dried black eyed peas? [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Feb 5, 2010 - 16 answers

beany bean bean beans

Black beans. WTF? I like black beans, but I can never get them to cook out to be as soft as those from a can. Hope me, axe metafilterz! [more inside]
posted by beerbajay on Jan 6, 2010 - 23 answers

Yet another "should I eat this?": black beans

Should I Eat This? Filter: cooked black beans left in a pot overnight. [more inside]
posted by k. on Nov 7, 2009 - 27 answers

lazy cook and lazy math

dried beans --> canned beans conversion [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo on Nov 1, 2009 - 2 answers

Let's talk about moong daal, baby.

What do I do with two pounds of moong daal that's been sitting in my refrigerator for three months? I'm a hopeless cooking noob on a budget, and I can't really grasp what this stuff even is. [more inside]
posted by Muffpub on Aug 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Why should I throw out the floating beans?

Quite a few times in recipes I've seen directions to put beans in water and discard any that float after a period of soaking (I've even heard this from you, AskMeFi). Now, I like beans. My question is: why can't I eat those?
posted by evhan on Jul 26, 2009 - 9 answers

Salty beans?

Savory, salty black beans in take out Chinese food... how do they do it? [more inside]
posted by frwagon on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Looking for cold recipes with legumes.

Please share your cold recipes for salads, succotashes, and soups featuring lentils, split peas, and other legumes. [more inside]
posted by HotPatatta on Feb 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me to not overthink a plate of beans (and rice)

Rice and beans for the inexperienced and time-pressed cook? [more inside]
posted by availablelight on Jan 29, 2009 - 19 answers

How do I cook fresh black beans?

What should I do with these fresh (not dried, not canned) black beans? [more inside]
posted by Airhen on Aug 31, 2008 - 13 answers

Let's Eat Some Beans!

Tis the season for cold bean salads. Sock it to me. Specifically, if you've got a recipe that calls for Cranberry Beans, I'd love to have it. I have a mess of fresh ones!
posted by Medieval Maven on Jun 1, 2008 - 3 answers

What happened to my beans?

What is going on with my beans?! [more inside]
posted by Loto on Feb 19, 2008 - 13 answers

"...with fava beans and a nice chianti..."

What else can I do with fava beans? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Jul 23, 2007 - 22 answers

Guatemalan black beans

How do I make Guatemalan style black beans? Just plain old black beans. [more inside]
posted by bluejayk on Nov 27, 2006 - 19 answers

yvan eht nioj

How do you cook navy beans so the "outer shell" doens't come off? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Jan 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Is a rice cooker rice-only?

Should I try cooking pintos or lentils in my rice cooker? Are there hazards or pitfalls associated with doing so?
posted by namespan on Jul 19, 2004 - 7 answers

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