Red Kidney Beans With Fennel Seed

    40 minutes

    Cooked in a pressure cooker, red kidney beans are cooked with fennel seed and cayenne pepper. This is very good as is with rice or mixed with cubed ham. Use this quick soak method to cook any dry beans in the pressure cooker.

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    Serves: 10 

    • 2 cups dried red kidney beans
    • 2 teaspoons salt
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons fennel seed
    • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • freshly ground mixed peppercorns to taste

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Place beans into a pressure cooker and fill with enough water to cover the beans by 2.5cm. Quick soak them by bringing to the boil and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, drain and cool for 1 hour.
    2. Add water to the beans again, filling just enough to cover the beans by 1.5cm. Season with salt, fennel seed, cayenne pepper and mixed peppercorns. Put the lid on and set the pressure to high.
    3. Bring to a boil and cook for 35 minutes. Release the pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions before attempting to open the pot. Do not open right away. Serve hot.

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    I "inherited" a pressure cooker and wasn't sure how to use it. This recipe really helped get me started! Great for high altitude cooking where beans and rice never fully cook. I added rice and extra water for a great, wholesome meal. Next time, I think I'll add chopped greens! Yum!  -  17 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)