Red Kidney Bean
Beans are a part of a heart healthy diet, and, you can find them year round! Choose low-sodium or no-salt added canned beans and rinse them in water to wash off any added salt. Dried beans are usually available in prepackaged containers as well as in bulk bins. Scroll down to find a great video on how to cook dried beans!
How to Select
Choose dried beans or canned beans with less sodium. Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean, uniform in color and not shriveled.
How to Store
Store dried beans at room temperature in a closed container, to protect from moisture and pests. Store canned beans at room temperature, and use before date on can.
How to Prepare
Dried beans need to be soaked before they are cooked. Cover the beans in cold water and bring to a gentle boil, turn off the heat and allow beans to soak in the water for 1-2 hours. Drain water and rinse with fresh water. To cook beans, cover with fresh water and simmer for 1-2 hours. Do not let beans dry out, beans should always be covered with water.
Recipes with this vegetable
A classic favorite, this popular dip is made with common pantry ingredients. A 1/2 serving is only 90 calories!
Easy Red Beans and Rice
Using leftover rice, canned beans & tomatoes, this classic one-dish meal can be ready in less than 30 minutes!
Turkey Chili with Vegetables
Beans and veggies make this dish a heart-healthy, winter favorite. Add your turkey dinner leftovers instead of buying ground meat!
This tasty soup has a generous amount of vegetables in each serving: onions, potatoes, carrots, zucchini!
Southern Okra Bean Stew
This stew has both beans and rice, making it a complete protein! Very hearty stew that can be a complete meal on a cool day.