The aduki bean is a tiny, reddish-brown bean with a cream coloured seam and sweet, nutty flavour. It is particularly popular in Asian cooking, most often used for sweet dishes including soups, desserts and as a dim sum filling.
Aduki beans are regarded as the king of beans in Japan and are prized for their health-giving properties: reputedly benefitting the liver and the kidneys. In Japan and China aduki beans are often cooked, puréed and mixed with sugar to make a chocolatey paste which is used to fill cakes and desserts.
1.Soak in cold water for 1-2 hours
2.Drain, rinse and replace the cold water
3. Bring to the boil, reduce heat and simmer for 60 minutes
Typical values per 100g
Energy KJ: 1377
Energy Kcal: 329
Of Which saturates: 0.1g
Of Which Sugar: 1g