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Old 02-01-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
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Adzuki bean suggestions

Hi all, any recipe suggestions for adzuki beans? This is what I have so far...

Adzuki and squash soup, 2 other soup recipes, thai curried veggies with adzuki beans and adzuki bean tacos.

I'm a vegetarian, so looking for meatless options! Any suggestions appreciated!

I also read that they are highly nutritious with 25% protein, one of the highest ratios among beans.

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Old 02-01-2007, 05:58 PM   #2
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Adzuki Bean, excellent choice. Try them with rice. Any other recipe you have that uses beans...use the adzuki. One of the best bean; I agree.Small, delicate, high in protein. Beans supply: iron,folate,zinc,calicum.
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Old 02-02-2007, 09:45 AM   #3
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I just had a sample of the Adzuki Bean soup I made today! I'm sooo excited because its sooo tasty! First time Ive tried Adzukis!

Thanks for the reply Aria!
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:08 PM   #4
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I just made sweet red bean paste from adzuki beans and then used it as a filling for red bean paste pancakes (some kind of Japanese pancakes; not like ordinary ones). I don't have a clue what I'm doing in the kitchen and I had to use a can of shaving foam for a rolling pin but they turned out great!

Recipes - Red Bean Paste Pancakes Recipe
(you can find several red bean recipes knocking around the internet; they all seem pretty simply and vary mostly in the amount of sugar).
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:13 PM   #5
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Thanks Sean, that was almost a year ago when I made this post! I cook with adzuki's often now and love them! Lots of soups, but my favorite is spicy adzukis & kale over brown rice. :)

I have read about the sweet bean paste they make in Japan, might have to give it a try!
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Old 01-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #6
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Thanks Sean, that was almost a year ago when I made this post! I cook with adzuki's often now and love them! Lots of soups, but my favorite is spicy adzukis & kale over brown rice. :)

I have read about the sweet bean paste they make in Japan, might have to give it a try!
Oh boy! A new thing to try!

After reading this thread, I had a few more minutes left of my lunch break, so I ran over next door to the Asian supermarket and found the beans. I assume they are the right ones, from pictures I googled and the description - what English is printed on the package says "Dried Red Bean". They are about the size of a navy bean, a little smaller maybe.

Would you please post your recipe for spicy beans and kale over rice, redkitty?

Thanks!

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Old 01-30-2008, 02:07 PM   #7
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Certainly Lee! I'd love too, let me have a few gulps of my mojito and I'll post it here for you. It's very tasty! (the mojito is very tasty too!)

The beans you bought are red right? And yes, a little smaller than navy beans.
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Sorry Lee! I forgot to post this for you last night.

KALE & ADZUKI BEANS
Serve over brown rice or couscous

* 1 cup uncooked adzuki beans
* 1 tablespoon olive oil
* 2 cloves garlic, minced
* 6 cups roughly chopped kale
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1/4 cup tamari
* 1 teaspoon ground cumin
* 1 teaspoon ground coriander
* salt and pepper to taste

Soak the beans overnight in water, drain and rinse. Place adzuki beans in a medium saucepan with 6 cups of water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until tender. (If you don't soak them just cook for about 2 hours)

Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, and saute garlic for couple minutes. Mix in kale and 2 tablespoons water. Season with tamari, cumin, and coriander. Thoroughly blend in adzuki beans. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 10-20 minutes, until kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Sometimes I throw a pinch of cayenne pepper in.
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Old 02-03-2008, 10:18 AM   #9
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Ah, thanks, red!

I just went looking for it, as I was watching Ina Garten make a lunch of pea soup and a sandwich of goat cheese, roasted red peppers, fresh basil and red onion. I thought of you!

(But it looked good enough for a carnivore like me to make! )

I'm printing out your recipe now - all I need to get is kale!

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Old 02-09-2008, 02:55 PM   #10
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Hey Lee, I made this again tonight.....soooo tasty! With locally grown kale, it was almost too beautiful to cook!!!
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