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Lima beans contain tons of beneficial nutrients, including iron. You can get up to one-quarter of the daily recommended amount of iron just by eating 1 cup of lima beans. It also provides almost 12 grams of plant-based protein, making it a great source of protein for vegans. However, lima beans can take forever to cook. You can speed up the cooking process by making Instant Pot Lima Beans. It takes about 40 minutes to cook the lima beans. These homemade lima beans are filled with aromatic garlic, shallots, bell peppers, and spices like smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander. To make it a meal, serve it with Instant Pot Brown Rice and Vegan Kale Caesar Salad.
How long does it take to cook raw beans in an Instant Pot?
It takes 30 minutes to cook unsoaked beans and 15 minutes to cook soaked beans in an Instant Pot.
Do dry beans need to be soaked for Instant Pot?
The beans will cook quickly, so there's no need to soak beans before cooking them in an Instant Pot. Also, the beans will not split apart as much if they aren't washed.
Can I add baking soda to beans while cooking?
Yes, you can add one teaspoon of baking powder to the water for every cup of dry beans you are cooking. However, since the beans are being cooked in the instant pot, they will cook relatively fast. Therefore, you may not need to add baking soda to the beans.
What to do if you forgot to soak beans overnight?
If you forget to soak beans overnight, place them into a pot and add enough cold water to cover them. Place the beans over high heat and let them come to a boil. Cook the beans for 5 minutes, remove them from the heat, and let them soak covered for 1 hour. Drain the beans and cook them according to the recipe instructions.
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 Shallots, diced
- 1 stalk Celery, diced
- 1 medium Red Bell Pepper, diced
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- 2 sprigs Thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon Dried Dill
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
- 2 tablespoons Tomato Paste
- 2 cups Dried Lima Beans, picked through, rinsed
- 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 4 cups Low-Sodium Vegetable Broth
Add shallots, celery, and red bell pepper, and cook for 2–3 minutes until soft.
Add garlic, thyme, dill, smoked paprika, cumin, and coriander, and cook for 1 minute until fragrant.
Add tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes.
Add lima beans, salt, black pepper, and vegetable broth.
Select cancel and place the lid on top of the Instant Pot.
Turn the vent to sealing and select the manual setting. Cook lima beans for 25 minutes.
Let the pressure release naturally for 20 minutes before removing the lid from the instant pot.
Select the sauté function and cook lima beans for 5–10 minutes until they reach your desired thickness.
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