Basic Navy Beans
Navy beans are one of the smallest white beans and are perfect for adding to soups, salads, or stir fries. I like to add a bay leaf and some smashed cloves of garlic to the cooking liquid to infuse additional flavor into my beans, but feel free to skip these ingredients if you are short on time or they are not included in your diet recommendations.
Soak beans in a bowl of water at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours prior to cooking. Rinse and drain the beans before cooking.