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Bean soup conundrum

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randyjl Nov 27, 2011 07:19 AM

I have Paula Dean's Navy Bean Soup recipe. It says to rinse the beans in hot water until they are white. How can one rinse white beans until they are white?

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    jacquelyncoffey Nov 27, 2011 07:39 AM

    I would just ignore that. Just rinse & make sure there's no stones or foreign objects. I find a lot of odd & incorrect instructions in recipes I print from the food websites.

    1. porker Nov 27, 2011 08:21 AM

      I read somewhere that as a child, Paula Dean's family was dirt poor and could only afford dirty, non-washed navy beans. Her mother would rinse them under running water until the dirt washed off, or "until they are white".

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