We eat beans and rice frequently around here. They are cheap, filling, and a meal we really enjoy. I cook beans from dry in my crockpot, and usually tend to overcook them. The other day a friend told me a tip for how to tell when they are done cooking.
Take a spoonful of beans out of the pot and blow on them. If the skins wrinkle and start to peel, they are done. Magic! I've used this tip successfully for a while now, each time thinking: "Why didn't I know this earlier?" So there, now you know. Or was I the only one who didn't know this handy tip?
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