Rating: 4.28 stars
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This delicious, easy to make recipe is great as a side dish, or as a main dish served over short grain brown and wild rice.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 5 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place adzuki beans in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 30 to 45 minutes, until tender.

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  • Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat, and saute garlic about 1 minute. Mix in kale and 2 tablespoons water. Season with tamari, cumin, and coriander. Thoroughly blend in adzuki beans. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes, until kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

172 calories; protein 10.1g; carbohydrates 28.7g; fat 3g; sodium 890mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (63)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I like this dish very much! It's very tasty! and nutritious, too! One comment for cooking Adzuki —it's taste better if you first heat the adzuki in water till the water boils and immediately drain it, then add fresh water and slowly cook until adzuki is tender. Read More
(210)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2003
I had it with wild rice and it was very satisfying.The spices added some nice flavor to the recipe however I found it too salty even though I didn't add additional salt to the recipe. Maybe if the amount of tamari sauce was reduced it would be better. Read More
(34)
64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2004
I like this dish very much! It's very tasty! and nutritious, too! One comment for cooking Adzuki —it's taste better if you first heat the adzuki in water till the water boils and immediately drain it, then add fresh water and slowly cook until adzuki is tender. Read More
(210)
Rating: 4 stars
01/23/2008
I was super excited to try this recipe. I changed it up a little based on what i like/had on hand. I added ginger along with the garlic and sauted some shiitake mushrooms before i added the kale. in addition to the other flavorings i added a little sesame oil and shichimi togarashi (a japanese red pepper blend). Like anzu, i also rinsed the beans after boiling and added fresh water. I took some leftovers to lunch the next say and just sliced up some tofu and green onions and drizzled a little soy sauce and sesame oil on the tofu. it was delicious! Read More
(102)
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
This makes a delicious and very nutritious meal. I soak my adzuki beans overnight which helps them to soften. Reduced sodium tamari is the way to go if you don't want it to be too salty. Once I had a head of escarole and used that instead of kale. That was good too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2003
I had it with wild rice and it was very satisfying.The spices added some nice flavor to the recipe however I found it too salty even though I didn't add additional salt to the recipe. Maybe if the amount of tamari sauce was reduced it would be better. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
06/13/2008
Delicious - I had never tried adzuki beans but now I am hooked on them! I only put in 1/2 the tamari (per other reviewer's suggestions) and it was perfect. Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2008
Great potential with a few changes that were mentioned in the reviews. Beans need to soak and less Tamari or perhaps a low sodium Tamari. Read More
(22)
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Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2008
Quite tasty and a simple recipe to boot! Do not skimp on the kale though. I feel like there's a little something missing but overall good! I like it at room temperature for a nice lunch. Add a little bit of extra garlic too. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
This is a wonderful combination. I did use 2 TBS of soy sauce instead of the tamari to control the sodium content. It was filling and tasty. I served this with steamed Bamboo Rice and a salad. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2012
I really enjoyed this recipe. I used a combo of peanut oil and olive oil..added the shiitake's and ginger with the garlic (used 3x garlic recipe called for) and doubled the recipe..also threw in some crushed red pepper flakes toward the end. This was my first time using adzuki beans and the whole dish turned out wonderfully. Thanks for all the extra tips!! Read More
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