The color of kidney beans is usually dark red. There are many varieties. They can be used in soups and chilli. Some prefer to make their kidney beans from scratch, even though tinned beans come already prepared and can be used right away. The kidney beans provide a wealth of vitamins and minerals. Just 250ml (1/2 cup) of kidney bean contains 600 mg potassium, and 13 grams (1/2 oz), of protein. It is easy to heat kidney beans after they have been frozen or stored in the refrigerator.
Use a container that is microwave safe to place the kidney beans. You may have to avoid using a container not designed for microwave use.
Make sure to add enough water to cover the kidney beans. It will allow the beans to heat up completely, without drying. Place the lid loosely over the container. Be careful to not snap the lid in place. It is important to only cover the dish and not seal it.
Kidney beans, which are usually dark in colour and come in many different varieties, can be purchased year-round from shops that sell dried or tinned beans.
- You should add sufficient water to cover the kidney beans.
The microwave will heat the dish for approximately two minutes. Once the beans have been heated, take the pot out of the microwave and gently stir the contents. You should see the beans hot after they have boiled. Place the beans back in the microwave and heat for another minute. Check again once the timer is off.
Different microwaves work differently so it is possible to heat the kidney beans longer or less depending on which one you have.
It is very dangerous to eat food that has already expired. Discard kidney beans that have been stored in the fridge more than 5 days, or frozen for over 3 months.