Sweet and Sour Adzuki Beans

READY IN: 2hrs
SERVES: 6
YIELD: 6 cups
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat the oil (or butter) slightly in a 4-6 quart heavy saucepan.
  • Add onion, and grate in garlic and ginger.
  • Sauté on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until caramelized.
  • Stir in tomato paste and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in garam masala and turmeric.
  • Stir in sake, deglazing the saucepan.
  • Stir in maple syrup and raisins.
  • Stir in adzukis, let them take in the flavours for about 3 minutes, stirring often.
  • Stir in water and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  • Add water, if needed while simmering, maintaining about 1 cup of water in saucepan at all times.
  • Stir in apple cider vinegar, peppers and sea salt to taste.
  • Simmer 30 minutes more or until adzukis are cooked through (add water if needed).
  • Serve over white or brown rice.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro, and drizzle with sesame oil, if desired.
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