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Can you help me interpret this soup recipe instruction?

javaandjazz Jan 5, 2011 11:44 AM

I am making a black bean soup mix that was given to me and I am a bit confused on the amount of liquid. Here is what is says: Rinse the beans and add 4 cups of water,4 cups chicken,vegetable,or beef broth or bouillion.......is it telling me 4 cups of water plus 4 cups of broth or just 4 cups of liquid. I'm thinking 8 cups total. Thanks!

  1. paulj Jan 5, 2011 05:18 PM

    I assume these are dried beans. You could start off with the 4 cups of water to cook the beans, and add stock when tender, till you get the consistency that you want.

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      Rasam Jan 5, 2011 05:13 PM

      What's the quantity of beans?

      1. C. Hamster Jan 5, 2011 01:08 PM

        If it looks like this, the website says it serves 4-6 people

        1. todao Jan 5, 2011 11:57 AM

          Agree - but to be sure, read the nutritional information on the label. If it says "8 servings", it's 8 cups total liquid. A typical serving for soup is 1 cup.

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          1. re: todao
            woodleyparkhound Jan 5, 2011 12:04 PM


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              javaandjazz Jan 5, 2011 12:06 PM

              Thanks everyone. It doesn't mention the number of servings......odd. And doesn't have a nutrition label either. Came from a general store in NH.

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              pemma Jan 5, 2011 11:46 AM

              I would say definitely 8 cups.

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              1. re: pemma
                weezycom Jan 5, 2011 11:54 AM


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