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Cooking Tip of the Month: Preparing split peas

For every cup of dry peas, use two cups water. With split peas, there is no need to soak.
 
Bring water to a boil and cook for about 30 minutes, or until the peas reach desired tenderness. One cup of dried peas will yield two cups of cooked peas.
 
Source:   USA Dry Pea and Lentil Council
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