Here's how to reduce your bean/rice cooking time : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

research shows tremendous savings by using Hayboxes which cook food using 1/4 the fuel we are used to expending to cook beans, etc. An airtight box with R-7 worth of natural insulation, (wool, straw, cork, ashes, etc.) will cook pinto beans after only ten minutes of boiling. The retained heat in the pot without added mass, finishes this once tedious and fuel consuming job! Hayboxes also help with smoke inhalation because the fire is used for a much shorter time period. Aprovecho has a booklet describing the whole five part cooking system. Reach them at

There website is at Aprovecho

-- Berry Picker (, November 19, 1999


These are great!

Solar is another way to go.

And a pressure cooker will also cut cooking time and fuel use.

Have all three available and you have real flexability in how and when you cook.

-- LM (, November 19, 1999.

I have learned that rice and bean slime can clog pressure cooker release valves and build up dangerous levels of pressure.stay safe.

-- zoobie (, November 20, 1999.

Zoob: just made rice in my pressure cooker tonight--no clogs, but they are easy to clean. Look through the valve in the lid and see if you can see through it . If not, take a straight pin and stick it through there to clean the goop. My pressure cooker has two other emergency places the steam can go out if the main valve is clogged.

-- preparing (, November 20, 1999.

sounds very quality.

-- zoobie (, November 21, 1999.

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