Updated: Nov 11, 2019
Rinse & sort all beans/peas/lentils before cooking.
Measure grains and add 4 cups of water for every 1 cup of beans/peas/lentils.
Add 1 tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice for each cup of beans/peas/lentils.
Soak the beans/peas/lentils for 8-24 hours.
Strain and rinse the beans/peas/lentils well.
Return the beans/peas/lentils to the pot and cover with water so that the water line is at least two inches above the beans/peas/lentils.
Bring beans/peas/lentils and water to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cover with a lid allowing them to cook to desired tenderness (45 minutes to 2 hours).
**Remember, cooking times will vary depending on heat, type of pan, the age of beans/peas/lentils, and other factors.