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Aduki Squash Stew

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 60 minutes
Yields: 4 people

1 pound winter squash (kabocha, butternut)
1 1/2 cups aduki beans, soaked
3 inches seaweed (kombu or wakame)
5 cups of water
Sea salt

1. Peel and cube squash into 2-inch squares (can leave skin on if edible).
2. Place washed beans and seaweed into pot. Add water and bring to boil. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Uncover and add squash cubes. Cover and simmer for 30 more minutes.
4. Uncover, add sea salt and stir until water evaporates.

• Try with roots like carrot, parsnip and turnip. These roots don’t need more than twenty minutes to cook with beans.

Basic Aduki Beans

Prep time:10 minutes
Cooking time:70 minutes
Yields: 4 people

1 cup aduki beans
5-inch piece kombu
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon sea salt
1. Wash beans.
2. Place kombu and aduki beans in a pot.
3. Cover with water at 2 inches above the level of the beans.
4. Bring water to boil.
5. Add bay leaves.
6. Cover and simmer for 1 hour.
7. Check periodically, adding extra water if necessary so beans do not dry out or stick to pot.
8. Allow beans to cook until they are soft enough for your taste. Add salt.
9. Drain excess water if necessary.
• To check for softness, take a couple of beans out from your pot and squeeze them between your thumb and pointer finger. If beans press easily, they are finished. If they feel hard in the middle, they need more time.