Most recipes that use dried beans or lentils require you to soak them overnight. If you forgot, there are options other than using tinned ones. You can get results in an hour with some boiling water, according to The Kitchn.
The method is simple: rinse the beans and soak them in about five centimetres of water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a boil, cook the beans for a minute and then take the saucepan off the heat. Cover with a lid, soak for an hour and then drain them.
This quick-soak method shortcuts the hours of waiting by first bringing the beans to a boil, then letting them soak in the hot water for about an hour. This doesn't actually cook the beans -- they're not ready to eat quite yet -- but this puts your beans at the starting line, just as if you'd soaked them overnight.
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How To Quick-Soak Dried Beans In Just One Hour [The Kitchn]