Preparation Directions: 1. Rinse thoroughly in a fine strainer under cold running water until water runs clear. Drain excess water. Split peas do not require soaking. 2. Combine 1 cup split peas with 2 cups water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover with lid and simmer for 25 to 35 minutes or until tender. All cooking times are approximate. Difference in altitude, hardness of water and product moisture may change suggested cooking time. Split peas are a natural agricultural product. Despite the use of modern cleaning equipment, it is not always possible to remove all foreign material. Sort and rinse before cooking.