AZURI BEAN RICE ~ japanese food & recipes


Japanese food such as sushi, sashimi, yakitori, tempura etc are the 'hip' meals now adays.. It has lots of varieties, and fun to make. Practical and easy to pack for lunch or outing or even party. I know that sometimes it's not easy to put it together into the right shape and taste, but don't worry.. you can get some help to create your personilize dishes.
Well.. these are some recipes that I've been trying for my family meals and specially for my daughter's lunch pack and also for bbq gathering.
So, I hope it's worth trying it and starting to love this easy, healthy and fun meals.......

Friday, August 8, 2008


Serve: 4 to 6
Preparation time: 45 minutes + overnight soaking

Cooking time: 35-50 minutes

140 g azuki beans, washed and drained
750 g uncooked glutinous rice, washed and drained

sesame salt to taste


1. Place the red beans in a saucepan and cover with water. bring to a boil and drain, cover with fresh cold water, and bring to a boil again.

2. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until beans are tender, about 40 minutes, adding more water as needed to keep beans covered.
3. Drain the beans, reserving the liquid. Pour the reserved liquid from the beans onto the uncooked rice grain and let stand, covered, overnight to allow the rice to take on pinkish color.
4. Drain the rice and reserve the liquid. Combine the beans and rice, taking care not to crush the beans. bring water to a boil in the base of a steamer. Line the steamer with cheesecloth and spread the rice and beans mixture over top. Poke a few holes in the rice for the steam to escape.
5. Steam over high heat until the rice is cooked, about 50 minutes, basting frequently with the reserved red bean liquid.

6. Serve in individual heated serving bowls and sprinkle sesame salt over the top. This dish can also be served at room temperature.