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Cooking with Kidney Beans: 5 Recipe Ideas

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Cooking with Kidney Beans: 5 Recipe Ideas

Knowing how to cook kidney beans unlocks the nutritious and creamy white-fleshed pulse of what is an ideal staple and healthy addition to any balanced diet.

Kidney beans can be bought both dry and canned. If you decide to go for dried beans make sure you soak and boil them sufficiently first to remove the harmful toxins that are contained within the skin. Canned kidney beans can be eaten from the tin, but should be rinsed thoroughly before using to remove the sweetened or salted water in which they were stored to prevent it from tainting your dish.

The Kidney shaped pulse also comes with plenty of health credentials too, packed with protein, fiber, folate (vitamin B9), magnesium, potassium as well as a number of other health promoting nutrients.

In cooking kidney beans can liven up a wide range of meals including salads, soups and stews. We have a delicious selection of dishes for how to cook kidney beans, from the classic rice and beans and chilli con carne, to burritos and wraps.

 

BASMATI RICE WITH KIDNEY BEANS AND THYME

An inexpensive, nutritious and tasty dish of rice with kidney beans and thyme. Perfect for a simple comforting lunchtime dish.

CHICKEN WRAP WITH RED KIDNEY BEANS

Love Meixican food? Try this spicy Mexican tortilla  with chicken and red kidney beans.

ORECCHIETTE WITH BEANS AND ROCKET PESTO

If you love pasta try putting an unusual spin on this Pugliese pasta with arugula, tomatoes, spinach and kidney beans.

HALVED BEAN AND RICE BURRITO

Kidney beans are a must in Mexican burritos along with rice. Add in other ingredients to personalise your signature burrito.

CHILI WITH CHEESE AND SOUR CREAM

Who can resist a classic Mexican chilli? Kidney beans are totally at home in this dish that comes with lashings of cheese, cilantro, onions and sour cream

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