Aduki Beans

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Basic instructions for cooking aduki beans.

This ingredient is believed to be of Japanese origin.

Ingredients

50 gm
Suma FAIRTRADE aduki beans
lots
water

Method

Notes

50gm dry weight produces one portion as part of a meal.

Preparation

Put the beans in the bottom of a bowl and cover well with cold water.

Allow the beans to soak overnight.

Cooking

Strain off the soaking water and put the beans in a saucepan. Add fresh cold water to cover the beans to a depth of 5 cm.

Bring the water to a boil, and skim off any scum that forms. Cover the pan, and then turn down to a simmer.

Simmer for 60 to 90 minutes, testing a bean every 10 minutes or so after the 60 minute mark. The beans are cooked when the test beans are soft but not mushy.

Strain off the water in a colander and refresh under cold runnng water.

Uses

Click here for a selection of Aduki Bean recipes.

Notes

Alternative spellings: Adzuki, Azuki. See Wikipedia for information.