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Red Bean Soup

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Red Bean Soup

In addition to being packed with protein and fiber, adzuki beans are a good source of iron, which helps transport oxygen in the body, magnesium, which helps with energy production and relaxation, potassium, great for our heart, zinc which is great for the immune system and B vitamins which are essential to the nervous …

Ingredients

1 cup azuki (adzuki) beans
5 cups water
1 strip dried tangerine peel or fresh orange peel
1/4 cup canned lotus seeds
1/3 – 1/2 cup brown sugar, as desired

Instructions

Procedures: Soak the azuki beans in water for several hours to soften them (it’s easiest to soak them overnight). Drain.
  In a medium saucepan, bring the 5 cups of water with the tangerine peel to a boil.
Turn the heat down, add the adzuki beans and lotus seeds and simmer, partially covered, for 1 to 1 1/2 hours, until the beans soften. Once the beans are just beginning to break apart, add the brown sugar and stir until dissolved. Taste and add more sugar if desired. Serve hot or cold

Keywords: Red Bean Soup

Written by Melissa Owens

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