Adzuki Multi Grain Mix Stew

This stew is Gluten-free and great to eat during a cleanse or detox

If using canned beans, please note that most varieties are canned in a salt solution, so rinse well before using

6 Tbsp each of

Adzuki beans
Black Eye Beans
Mung beans
Brown Rice
1 Vegetable stock cube, or equivalent
Turmeric powder and fenugreek seeds to taste (optional)

In the morning, put all ingredients in a saucepan, cover well with water, bring to a boil and simmer for 15-20mins. Turn off the heat and let soak throughout the day. That evening, bring to a boil again and serve hot.

Why eat Adzuki Beans?

Like most beans, adzuki beans are rich in the best sort of fibre – soluble fibre – which helps to eliminate cholesterol from the body. They are a good source of magnesium, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and vitamin B3. As a high-potassium, low-sodium food they help reduce blood pressure. Not only are they low in fat, but when combined with grains, beans supply high quality protein which provides a healthy alternative to meat or other animal protein.

Adzuki Beans are also packed with iron which makes them very good for women. They recommend chewing five raw adzuki beans daily for prolonged menstruation. “Adzuki juice” is prepared by simmering one cup of beans in five cups of water for an hour (remove the juice and continue cooking the beans). Take 1/2 cup juice 1/2 hour before meals to help with kidney complaints. Regular use of the juice with meals increases mother’s milk.

Serving Ideas

  • Stir fry with onion, vegetables and rice and serve in a spicy tomato sauce.
  • They are often cooked to a red soft consistency and served with such ingredients as coconut milk.
  • In the East it’s also common to find, adzuki beans sweetened with sugar and made into cakes and sweetmeats.
  • Adzuki Beans are ideal for sprouting and can be added to salads or sandwiches.