How to prepare white beans


How to prepare white beans
When you want to use white beans in a recipe, most of the time you use dried beans.

They're handy, but they're hard and not easy to use, but don't worry, in this recipe you'll see how to prepare and cook them.
8,845 2 3.5
Grade this recipe:

Last modified on: August 16th 2023

Keywords for this recipe:
For 500 g, you will need:
  • 1 white haricot beans 500 g white haricot beans
  • 2 coarse salt 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 3 Bicarbonate of (baking) soda ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of (baking) soda (optional)
  • Total weight: 530 grams

Change these quantities to make: 250 g 500 g 1 kg 1 kg 500 g
How long does it take?
Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
12 hours 2 min.15 min.12 hours 17 min.
At what time:
  • When will I finish if I start the recipe at ... ?
    When should I start for the recipe to be ready at ... ?
  • Work this out...

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 12 hours
How to prepare white beans
Pour 500 g white haricot beans into a bowl, and cover with plenty of cold water.

Leave overnight to soften.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
How to prepare white beans
The next day, drain and rinse under cold water.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
How to prepare white beans
Pour the beans into a large saucepan over medium heat, cover with plenty of cold water, add 2 tablespoons coarse salt and if possible ½ teaspoon Bicarbonate of (baking) soda and bring to the boil.
At first, a foam may form on the surface - this is normal - skim off the foam and discard.

Continue cooking, covered, until the beans are tender, then turn off the heat.

Stage 4
How to prepare white beans
Drain the beans, they are ready to be used in your recipe.
Remarks
You'll notice that the beans take quite a long time to cook, but if you add a little baking soda in step 3, which tenderizes the bean skin, the cooking time is much reduced.
Keeping
Several days in the fridge, protected by cling film.
Source
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
680 Kcal or 2,847 Kj45 gr120 gr2 gr
34 %17 %11 %<1 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
128 Kcal or 536 Kj8 gr23 gr< 1 gr
6 %3 %2 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 500 g : 2.58 €

Change currency:

Note: Be careful, these prices are only an estimate, you can consult the table of prices by ingredients used for this estimate.
This recipe uses (among others)
White haricot beansWhite haricot beans: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Warm haricot bean salad, Cassoulet, Cornouaillaise salad, Duo of slow-cooked pork, Beans with tomatoes, ... All
Coarse saltCoarse salt: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: How to prepare spinach, Potted meat (rillettes), Mackerel rillettes, Pickled gherkins, Preserved lemons, ... All
Other recipes you may also like
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
Coconut-vanilla cream for Elsa
A dessert in three layers: a first of smooth vanilla cream, a second of coconut cream (also very smooth), and to finish, a thin crunchy layer of coconut tuiles. In the spirit of crème brulée: break through the crisp surface layer to discover the smooth melting coconut and vanilla creams beneath. A...
206K3.8 4 hours 58 min. February 21th 2011
Fruit crumble
Fruit crumble
A fruit pudding: very easy to do and delicious: just a layer of fruit with a golden crunchy topping.
346K4.0 1 hour 11 min. February 21th 2011
4 pears salad with vanilla
4 pears salad with vanilla
It's a very easy recipe, everything depends on the choice of differents kinds of pears all fully ripe, to give a delicious contrast in the mouth.
217K4.2 37 min. February 21th 2011
Scandinavian cocktail
Scandinavian cocktail
A very refreshing starter, containing prawns and smoked fish.
290K5 54 min. February 21th 2011
Chicken nems
Chicken nems
Nems are probably the best known Far Eastern dish in France. These small crispy rolls can be made in different flavours: chicken, crab, pork, etc. Making your own is not very complicated, the only difficulty is in the rolling stage. You will find in this recipe full details on how to successfully...
495K3.8 2 hours 21 min. April 6th 2017
News list of cooking-ez.com

Sign up to receive the latest recipes (next batch due to be sent on 2024-05-26)

Your first name or nickname
Your e-mail
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Post your comment or question
Posted by:
I am not a leaving thing
Follow this recipe
If you are interested in this recipe, you can "follow" it, by entering your email address here. You will then receive a notification immediately each time the recipe is modified or a new comment is added. Please note that you will need to confirm this following.
I am not a leaving thing
Note: We'll never share your e-mail address with anyone else.
Alternatively: you can subscribe to the mailing list of cooling-ez.com , you will receive a e-mail for each new recipe published on the site.

Back to top of page