Learn how to cook soaked dry black beans with a pressure cooker to prepare many high fiber-protein meals! Furthermore, the black beans contain a large amount of flavonoids. You can add the cooked black beans to salads, soups, and also prepare delicious black bean burgers.
In our culture, the rice and beans combination is considered a staple in our native Puerto Rican cookery. Therefore, we cook and consume a variety of beans. We normally soak the beans overnight, which also reduces the cooking time. When the beans are cooked, we stew the beans with Caribbean herbs and vegetables. It is then served over white rice for a complete nutritional meal! Visit my food blogging post on How to Stew Beans.
NOTE: Brand used – Ninja Foodie FD 400 Series. However, you purchase the brand and model of your preference. Read the entire owner’s manual on how to operate any pressure cooker before using. Follow the instructions in the Cooking Chart for the various dry beans.
Let’s Prepare the Beans for Soaking!
Rinse 1 pound of dry black beans in cold water, using a colander. Remove any foreign particles like rocks, split beans, dirt, etc.
Place rinsed beans into a bowl. Pour enough cold water to cover the beans by 2 to 4 inches. Soak beans for 8 hours or overnight.
After soaking the beans, drain the water and place beans in colander for another rinsing with cold water.
As you can see, the soaking water picks up the color from the black beans.
We Are Now Ready to Cook the Soaked Beans!
Place the black beans in the cooking pot of pressure cooker. Pour 6 cups of cold water.
Place lid in lock position and turn the pressure release valve to SEAL.
Turn on power and select the pressure cooking program. Press TEMP and turn dial to LO. Press TIME and turn dial to 5 minutes. Press the START/STOP button to begin the pressure cooking process. Follow cooking chart for soaked dry black beans in your cookbook.
The letters PRE will automatically appear on the display, indicating unit is starting to build pressure. However, it will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes for the unit to completely pressurized, depending on the amount of food.
Once the unit is completely pressurized, the 5-minute cooking time will appear and start counting down.
After 5 minutes of cooking, the pressure cooker will display the word “DONE.”
The unit will then automatically switch to the KEEP WARM mode and start counting up. The next step is to release the pressure naturally for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes of Natural Release, press the KEEP WARM button to turn it off.
Please notice that the Float Valve is still in the up position.
Carefully turn Pressure Release Valve to VENT to release the remaining pressure.
Once all the pressure is released, the float valve will drop completely to the down position. You can now carefully remove the lid from the pressure cooker.
The black beans should be completely tender. Enjoy these delicious and nutritional black beans in salads, soups and burgers. You can also package the cooked beans (with liquid) in plastic bags and place in freezer for future use. Visit end of food blogging post for packaging: Cooked Dry Beans.
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Recipe and Nutritional Facts!
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Learn how to cook soaked dry black beans with a pressure cooker to prepare a variety of high fiber-protein delicious meals!
- 1 pound Dry Black Beans
- 6 cups cold water
- Read your owner’s manual on how to operate your pressure cooker – Ninja Foodie.
- Rinse and soak beans for 8 hours or overnight.
- Drain water and rinse.
- Place beans in cooking pot of pressure cooker and pour 6 cups of water.
- Place lid in lock position and turn pressure release valve to Seal.
- Turn power on and select the pressure cooking program.
- Select TEMP to LO and Select TIME to 5 minutes.
- Select START/STOP button to begin.
- When pressure cooking is done, allow pressure to naturally release for 10 minutes.
- After 10 minutes of natural release, turn pressure release valve to the VENT for Quick Release.
- Once all the pressure has been released and the float valve is in the down position, carefully remove the lid.
- Beans should be tender.
Prep Time includes: 8 hours of soaking, 5 minutes for rinsing (twice) and sorting beans, 20 minutes of pressure building and 10 minutes of Natural Release.
- Category: Beans and Legumes
- Method: Pressure Cooker
- Cuisine: Puerto Rican
Keywords: Dry Black Bean - Pressure Cooker