Adzuki Bean Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 25mins
Recipe by FlemishMinx

I've just discovered adzuki beans, and if you've never tried them, I strongly recommend them ! They are highly nutritious, and contain 25% protein, one of the highest ratios among beans. This spicy soup is a lovely way in which to make their acquaintance. My personal preference for the fresh garden herb mixture is half rosemary/half oregano, but by all means use what you like best !

Top Review by kda949

So glad I found a recipe for my Adzuki Red Beans that I bought at the Asian market- at least one other then a dessert recipe (I'll have to try those next).
This was good. Perfect for a rainy October day- the cloves and allspice really added a Halloween smell to the house! I boiled/let rest/soaked the beans for a few hours, drained them then followed the recipe. I added butternut squash and chopped carrots like someone suggested (I almost added diced up sweet potatoes too...next time). The only other difference I made was that I added salt and pepper to taste! Severed it with a salad, some bread and topped it with a little hot sauce. Hubbie added Parmesan Cheese and really like it- I passed.
I will make this one again with a few tweeks- I plan on trying the chicken or veggie broth, more garlic and adding sweet potatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Wash the adzuki beans well in several changes of water, then drain.
  2. In a large pot, bring the 6 cups water to a boil.
  3. Add all ingredients and boil rapidly for 15 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 2 hours.
  5. You may puree fully or partially for a smoother soup, but I prefer it just as it is.
  6. Serve with slices of GOOD bread!

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