Adzuki Bean–Miso Soup Recipe

Azuki Beans
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup dried adzuki beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1∕3 cup mellow white miso
  • ¼ pound firm tofu, cubed (optional)
  • ¼ cup sliced scallions

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by Lynn Alley

Although we generally think of them as a favorite Japanese food, adzuki beans are believed to have been domesticated in the Himalayas several thousand years ago. By 1,000 B.C. they appeared in China, then later in Japan, where today they are second only to soybeans.

They are small and cook quickly, and the tannins in their skins give the soup added color and flavor. This light miso soup is perfect for those occasions when you want to take the edge off your appetite without stuffing yourself to the gills, or when you want a lot of broth with just a little bit of substance to it.

You could also add some small cubes of tofu for extra protein.

Directions

Rinse the adzuki beans thoroughly, then place them in a 7-quart slow cooker along with the water and miso. Stir.

Cover and cook on low for about 4 hours or until the beans are tender. Add the tofu (if using) and continue cooking for 15 more minutes or until the tofu is hot.

Ladle the soup into bowls. Top each bowl with the sliced scallions and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

581 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

29%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 51g 79%
  • Carbs 342g 114%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 76g 304%
  • Sugars 56g
  • Protein 144g 288%
  • Sodium 30,849mg 1,285%
  • Calcium 1,016mg 102%
  • Magnesium 799mg 200%
  • Potassium 5,427mg 155%
  • Iron 42mg 233%
  • Zinc 29mg 192%
  • Phosphorus 1,929mg 276%
  • Vitamin A 967IU 19%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 8%
  • Thiamin (B1) 2mg 108%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 129%
  • Niacin (B3) 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 110%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 957µg 239%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 11%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 3%
  • Vitamin K 305µg 381%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 10g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 27g
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