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J-Simple Recipes title

boiled red beans

  • Makes: 22 oz
  • Calories: 900 kcal
  • Total Time: 50 m
  • Japanese: Yude-azuki
Boiled Red Beans


Step 1

step 1:

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.

Step 2

step 2:

Add another 1 quart of water to the pan and boil for 10 more minutes on high heat.

Step 3

step 3:

Drain the beans in a colander and rinse under cool water. Discard the water in the pan.

step 4:

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.

Step 5

step 5:

Pour another 1 quart water into a big bowl and add the beans and boiled water. Wait for the beans to sink.

Step 6

step 6:

Pour out the cloudy water and add the final 1/2 quart of water.

Step 7

step 7:

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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