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Published on February 15, 2022

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How to Make Fiber-Rich Dry Beans with Recipes

Beans are a great source of fiber, which is great for colon health.

Quick Soaking Dry Beans


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional


  1. Place water, beans and salt into the Instant Pot.
  2. Set Instant Pot to manual and cook for 2-8 minutes at pressure.
  3. Once time is up, slow-release the pressure from the Instant Pot.
  4. Strain, rinse and drain the beans.
  5. You are now able to use these beans in any recipe at normal cooking time.

Note: You can double, triple, or half this recipe as long as you keep the ratio of beans to water at 1 parts beans to 4 parts water.

Source: Adapted by Lauren Cornay, RD, LN, from

Now that you have your beans ready, try one of these recipes:

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