Pink Beans are a tan to pink-colored member of the legume family, sometimes called chili beans for their popularity in this dish. They have a rich flavor and a slightly powdery texture that performs well as a component among other ingredients.
Rinse thoroughly and soak overnight. Rinse and place in a large pot, covered with fresh water. Bring water to a boil for 3 minutes, then reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 60 to 90 minutes, until tender. This bean produces foam when boiling, so skim the water regularly.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
This simple side dish embodies homey rusticity, with a combination of our nutty long grain Brown Rice and meaty Pink Beans, cooked with a ham hock for extra richness. Serve it with braised, grilled, smoked or roasted meats for a complete meal.