Five-Spice Adzuki Beans
3 cups water or veggie broth
1/2 cup dry adzuki beans
1/2-1 yellow onion, slivered long
1/2 teaspoon-1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons apple juice
black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup frozen peas
1. Bring water or broth to boil. Put in beans. Reduce heat and let simmer. Let cook for 25 minutes, then add the onions, 5 spice and the soy sauce and apple juice. Alternatively, you can saute the onion before adding it to your meal if you like to have more oil flavoring; I would suggest sesame oil if you do. But I like to make my things as low fat and oil-less as possible.
2. Let cook for 15 minutes more and then add the pepper and peas. Cook for 5-10 more minutes or until beans are starting to fall apart.
3. Let cool for 5 more minutes. Serve over white or brown rice. Also good over rice noodles or as a filling for a spring roll filling! Can also add green onions on top for fun.