Kidney beans are a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper and Manganese, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber and Folate.
1Soak kidney beans in plenty of water overnight. The next day, rinse and drain them.
2Place rinsed and drained kidney beans in a medium saucepan and cover with plenty of fresh water. Set the heat to high and bring water to a boil.
3Once the water begins to boil, stir the beans once and lower heat to low. Set the timer for 30 minutes. When the time is up, turn off the heat. Try one, cooked kidney beans should be soft and not crunchy - if they are cooked, drain the beans and set aside. They are ready to eat or be used in other recipes.