Korean Spiced Kidney Beans

"A quick and easy vegetarian supper for those busy weeknights. Turn that can of beans into a tasty meal in no time. Adapted from "The Vegetarian Gourmet's Easy Low-Fat Favorites"."
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  • Combine soy sauce, brown sugar, 1/3 cup water, ketchup, garlic and ginger in a saucepan.
  • Add beans.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 1/4 cup water.
  • Add to bean mixture.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve over rice.

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    This was so delicious and so easy to make! I have never eaten kidney beans and this was a great introduction to them! I usually don't like ginger but in this case it blended very well and didn't overpower the dish. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
  2. Shellbelle
    Yum! I would have never thought to combine these ingredients and that they would taste so good. I'm never having plain old kidney beans again! Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Yogi8
    This is so fast, easy, and best of all delicious! Love the Asian flavors of the soy sauce and ginger mixed with all the other flavors, and no oil or butter... YEAY!! I just tweeked the recipe a bit to suit my tastes by adding a minced hot chili pepper and using only 2 T of sugar. I ate this without the rice, but there is a nice amount of sauce for serving with rice. Well, now that I've written this I have a craving for it again! I'll be making this often :)
  4. LadyNomad
    Quick, easy, and delicious! I was looking for a way to spice up a regular ol' can of beans at the last minute and this seemed very simple. I didn't have fresh ginger, so I used about 1/8 tsp of ground ginger, and it was still very good. I also turned out to be out of cornstarch, so the sauce was not thickened any more than simply boiling it accomplished. Of course, that didn't affect the taste. I served it as a side all onto itself, without rice, and I really enjoyed the combination of a little sweetness from the sugar and ketchup and a little spice from the ginger. Will definitely make again.
  5. stephanieali
    I loved this! The only addition I made was the add in some red pepper flakes for some extra heat. A great change up on my beans and rice routine.


  1. Tebo3759
    I used only 1 Tbs soy sauce and used 2 Tbs chili sauce instead of ketchup. Really good over rice cooked in orange juice!! I used the leftovers in tortilla the next day. Very economical and good!! Thanks Cornelia.



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