You say azuki beans, I say adzuki beans. Or Aduki beans, or asuki beans or Tiensen red beans or red Oriental beans or feijao beans or red chori.
Call them whatever you want but add them to your shopping list. These small, reddish-brown, rounded beans are delicious and so good for you. They have a strong, מטורף, sweet flavor and work great in stews or salads.
They are easy to digest and don’t take as long as other beans to cook. They are filled with flavonoids (נוגדי חמצון). Compared to other beans, adukis are one of the highest in proteins and lowest in fat. They also have high levels of potassium and fiber, B vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
תראה את זה: a ¼ cup serving provides:
600 מ"ג. of potassium
11 סול. of protein
6 סול. of fiber
Percent Daily Values: Calcium 6%, Iron 20%, Magnesium 10%, Thiamine 15%, Riboflavin 6% and Niacin 6%
פתק: values may differ based on the source. These were found at www.adzuki.com and are based on dried beans.
Adukis are used a lot in macrobiotic diets. According to Eunice Farmilant, author of Macrobiotic Cooking, they are “the most yang of beans.”
If you buy the beans dried, soak them overnight to reduce cooking time. Rinse and drain them thoroughly. עבור 1 cup of beans, שימוש 3 ¼ cups water. Cover and simmer for about 45 פרוטוקול (it would be about 2 hours if you didn’t soak them). Or you can buy them in the can. עדן אורגני sells them with no salt added and fat free. The only ingredients listed are: organic aduki beans, water and kombu seaweed. And their web site is really cool too!
I used aduki beans to make a very simple salad that makes a delicious side dish, snack, picnic food or potluck dish. What will you make with them?
פתק: I made a small salad. For a group of people, double or triple the recipe. וכמובן, adjust the dressing to whatever seasonings you like best.
1 15עוז. can of Aduki beans, שטוף ומסונן
3 סלרי גבעולים, חתוך לקוביות
1 גזר גדול, חתוך לקוביות
1/4 בצל אדום, חתוך לקוביות
1 פלפל קטן, חתוך לקוביות
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
2 כפות. שמן זית כתית
מלח ופלפל לפי הטעם
1/4 כפית. each garlic powder, פטרוזיליה מיובשת, אורגנו יבש, and dill
Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Let marinate for a bit for the flavors to deepen. Eat chilled or at room temperature.
וואו, that was the shortest directions section ever! תהנה!