To soak beans overnight (or all day, depending on when you plan to cook them), rinse, drain, and place in a large bowl. Add cold water to cover by 3 inches. Soak for 8 to 12 hours, then drain and rinse before proceeding. To quick-soak dried beans in the Instant Pot: Rinse, drain, and place the beans in the Instant Pot. Add cold water to cover by 3 inches. Select SAUTÉ and adjust to MORE/HIGH heat. As soon as the beans come to a simmer, cook for 2 minutes and then press CANCEL. Remove the pot from the
appliance and let the beans stand for 1 hour in the hot water. Drain and rinse.
The following recipes are excerpted from INSTANT POT® ITALIAN © 2018 by Ivy Manning. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.