Cooking time; 3 hours + (on hob) or 1 ½ hours (in a pressure cooker).
Soya beans are the basis of many recognised and popular products such as soya sauce, tofu, miso and soya milk but the basic soya bean is just fine eaten the way it is. Soya beans are an excellent source of protein which is perfect if you prefer not to eat meat or dairy products. These beans contain virtually no saturated fat which makes them a perfect candidate for a low calorie, healthy, balanced diet.
It is recommended that you pre-soak soy beans the night before, to help them soften. This will also shorten cooking time.
Add to boiling water and leave them bubbling for 1 hour. (Top up water if it gets low).
Skim off any skin that may form on the surface.
Lower the temperature and simmer for up to 3 hours. OR If you have a ready pressure cooker, lower in and cook for 20 - 25 minutes.
Once the beans are soft, stir them around in the water. This loosens the husks, allowing you to skim these off the surface. (this is optional. The husks are very fibrous and aren't that easy to digest).
Drain & serve. (If you want, you could save the water. This makes a healthy base that could be used for soups, stews and other sauces).
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