White Beans
White Beans
Open in full-screen mode

White Beans

1 H
12 H
2 ¼ cups (560 ml)



  1. In a large bowl, cover the beans with cold water. Let soak for 12 hours or overnight at room temperature. Add water to keep the beans covered, if needed. Drain the beans and discard the soaking water.
  2. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, lightly brown the garlic, onion and herbs in the oil. Add the beans and water. Season generously with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Skim several times while cooking, if needed.
  3. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 1 hour or until the beans are cooked through. Remove the garlic, onion and herbs.
  4. Drain and set the cooking water aside for another use.


Different types of white beans can be used for this recipe, from small navy beans to large white kidney beans. This recipe makes roughly the equivalent of a 19 oz (540 ml) can of beans.

Good with...

Rate this recipe

Login to rate this recipe and write a review.


Not a member yet? Sign up today, it's free!

Due to the large number of questions we receive, we are unable to answer each one. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section, which contains a great deal of useful information. We appreciate your enthusiasm for RICARDO cuisine!

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.

Your comment must comply with our netiquette.

512 characters maximum

Healthy Pick

Recipes with the "Healthy Pick" stamp have been evaluated by a registered dietitian member of the Ordre professionnel des diététistes du Québec.