1. Soak dry beans in cold water for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse. Add cold fresh water, covering the beans with 1/2 inch. Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Drain the water. Rinse.
2. While the beans are boiling, preheat oven to 350F. In a small pan of oven safe braiser or dutch oven, heat oil and add onions and carrots. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are translucent.