Corona beans are larger than the standard lima and are cream colored and plump, with a shape almost like a half moon. They are also known as sweet white runners and make a good substitute for the gigante beans grown in Europe. They have a pleasing texture and hold their shape well in marinated salads.|
Basic Bean Cooking Instructions
Pick over beans and rinse thoroughly in cold water. Place cleaned beans in a bowl of fresh cold water, cover and soak for 3 to 8 hours or overnight at room temperature; drain and rinse well. Or place beans in a saucepan with water of cover, bring to a boil, remove from the heat , and soak for 1 1/2 hours, drain and rinse well. Cook beans by covering with 2" of water, simmering 1 to 2 hours or until tender depending on size of the bean.