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Is there a quick way to cook pulses? (without soaking overnight)

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snooks Tue 15-Jul-08 11:58:01

Quick question: how can I cook pulses quickly without soaking (tesco 'soup & broth mix' - pearl barley, yellow/green split peas, marrowfat peas, red lentils).

I need to add them to a bolognese on the stove for tonight (normally I simmer lentils for half hour or so and add them to bolog no problem) but the back of the packet says I have to soak overnight, groan (just had them delivered).

Thanking you kindly!

DarrellRivers Tue 15-Jul-08 11:59:15

overnight often = 5 hours
or pressure cooker?

witchandchips Tue 15-Jul-08 12:01:02

Boil them for ten minutes and turn off the heat. Leave them to soak in the hot water for a couple of hours. Drain and use as usual

snooks Tue 15-Jul-08 12:07:31

Thanks - I will get them on the hob now then let them soak for as long as possible smile

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