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Five-Spice Adzuki Beans

What you need: 

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

What you do: 

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.

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I would also like to know if its correct that the beans need only cook for 25 min.? Should I soak them forst?  ???


Very flavorful!  I used rice vinegar instead of apple juice, and sauteed a chopped apple with the five-spice before combining everything.  Good with Sriracha chili sauce and dried chili flakes over brown rice.


Do you really mean dry beans or should I soak them first?  Seems a short amount of time for unsoaked.  I have never cooked adzuki before so pardon if a dumb question.


Pretty tasty!


Sounds good! But be wary of apple juice; almost all brands are filtered with gelatin. I'm fairly sure that the Walgreens and Simply Apple brand do not, however.



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