Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

This was found on several internet sites. Submitted in response to a request on the boards.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup adzuki beans (small red beans)
  • 3 cups sweet glutinous rice, well rinsed,soaked for 1/2 to 1 hour,drained (mochi gome **Regular rice isn't sticky enough**)
  • 3 12 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon black dry-roasted sesame seeds
  • shiso or watercress, if desired (to garnish)


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beans and water; bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low; simmer 45 minutes to one hour or until beans are soft but not completely cooked.
  3. Cool to room temperature.
  4. Drain beans, reserving the liquid.
  5. Mix the beans, drained rice and water with 3 tablespoons of the bean's cooking liquid.
  6. Cook in rice steamer in the usual manner.
  7. Spread the cooked beans and rice into a decorative shallow dish or laquer tray.
  8. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, garnish and serve.
  9. If you don't have a rice cooker, you can cook this is a pot on the stove as you would regualr rice.
  10. Just use the proportion of water to rice given here, not the usual Western 2 parts water to one part rice.
  11. The rice has already been soaked, so it needs less water to cook.
Most Helpful

I could live on this.

Rita~ February 12, 2003

I made this and I don't get it. It was mushy and has absolutely no flavor. I should get stars for having to eat this stuff.

ken & barbie March 15, 2011

So good and good for you! For anyone who doesn't have a rice cooker... My Japanese mom gave me an alternate recipe. Soak 1/3 cup red beans overnight in ~2 c water, then boil them for 20 minutes. In a large measuring cup, mix some of the liquid from boiling with cool water, to make 1-3/4 cups liquid (about equal proportions). In a microwave-safe casserole dish, add the beans to 2 cups uncooked sweet rice, and then add the combined liquid. Let stand for 3 hours. Afterward, place a piece of wax paper over the dish and microwave on high for 3 minutes, stir, and microwave again. It may take 3 or 4 cycles to cook the rice (after the 2nd cycle, reduce the cooking time so that the rice doesn't dry out). Let stand for a few minutes before garnishing and serving.

tims613 September 05, 2009