Cooking Cannelini Beans
Rinse the beans and pick them over to remove any stones or dirt that may be present. Place the beans in a large pot, such as a Dutch oven, and cover with cold water by about three inches. Bring the beans and water to a boil, cover with a lid, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 1 to 1½ hours. You will know when the beans are cooked when they a not crunchy or hard when bitten into.
Remove the beans from the heat and drain reserving the liquid. Rinse the beans and set aside.