- 8 3/4 ounces red (azuki) beans
- 4 1/2 quarts water
Rinse the red (azuki) beans. Pour 1 quart of water into a pan. Add the beans and cover. Boil for 10 minutes on high heat.
Add another 1 quart of water to the pan and boil for 10 more minutes on high heat.
Drain the beans in a colander and rinse under cool water. Discard the water in the pan.
Return the beans to the pan. Add 1 quart water and cover. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes on low heat until beans become very soft.
Pour another 1 quart water into a big bowl and add the beans and boiled water. Wait for the beans to sink.
Pour out the cloudy water and add the final 1/2 quart of water.
Drain in a colander and leave for 10 minutes until completely drained.
Boiled red beans are often used in sweetened red bean paste (azuki-an).
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