Kidney beans

The red kidney bean earned its name from its uncanny resemblance to a kidney. Sometimes known as the chili bean or the red bean, kidney beans are a staple ingredient around the world from southern Louisiana all the way to northern India. The bean is an essential part of the classic Creole dish red beans and rice and are ideal for making chili and other slow-cooking stews. You can find both dried and canned versions of kidney beans year-round in just about any grocery store in America. You must soak dried kidney beans for at least 8 hours before cooking them. Add the beans to a pot and cover t..

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