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Vegetarian Lima Beans with Mushrooms

Vegetarian Lima Beans with Mushrooms

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  • 1 (1-pound) package Camellia Brand Large Lima Beans
  • 1 ounce mixed dried mushrooms (preferably dried porcini mushrooms)
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, chopped, medium dice
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped, medium dice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 shallot, chopped, medium dice
  • 4 medium toes of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 small or one large bay leaf
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
Total time:
2 hours, 30 minutes
Prep time:
30 minutes
Cook time:
2 hours


  1. Rinse and sort lima beans. Soak beans overnight with enough water to cover by 2 inches. (You can skip this step, but may need to add more liquid when cooking, and cook the beans longer.)
  2. When ready to cook, soak dried mushrooms in 2 cups hot water for about 20 minutes. Remove mushrooms, and save the resulting mushroom broth (that has now turned a tea-like color).
  3. Chop mushrooms into roughly 1-1/2 inch bite-sized portions and reserve.
  4. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium heat, and sauté onion and celery with a pinch of kosher salt and the black pepper, cooking until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add shallot and garlic, and cook another minute.
  5. To the pot, add reserved chopped mushrooms, reserved mushroom broth, vegetable stock, and drained beans, and bring to a boil. Add bay leaves and soy sauce and stir all.
  6. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Season to taste.

Ingredients used in this Recipe

large lima beans dried mushrooms