Reader submitted ideas or questions are our absolute favorite inspiration for Test Kitchen experiments. We just love reading e-mails with new requests and hearing about what you’ve tried or are thinking about trying to create with Aroma products and your great imaginations. Last week we received a question via Facebook from our friend Joy about cooking dry pinto beans in your rice cooker. I am thrilled to report that making pinto beans from scratch was a snap and can be done in virtually any rice cooker using the Cook switch or White Rice function. And after cooking all those beans I also needed a way to use them up, so look forward to this request leading to a few extra tryout sessions and some more new recipes. Thank you for the inspiration, keep it coming!
2 cups dried pinto beans
6 cups water
2 tblsp salt
Rinse and soak beans in water over night. Drain and rinse beans again. Place beans, water and salt in the inner pot of your rice cooker and set to White Rice. When your rice cooker beeps the beans are ready!