Azuki Beans and Squash

Title: Azuki Beans and Squash
Categories: None
Yield: 1 Servings

1 c Dry azuki beans
1 Strip kombu; 6 – 8 inches
1 c Buttercup squash; acorn or
-other winter squash, cubed
-but not peeled
1/2 ts Sea salt

Wash beans, cover with water and soak for 6 – 8 hours. Put kombu on bottom
of pot and cover with the squash. Next add soaked, drained beans. Add water
to just cover the squash layer. Do not cover the beans at the beginning.

Place the bean mixture over low heat and bring to a boil slowly. Cover
after about 10 – 15 minutes. Cook until beans are 70 – 80% done, about 1
hour or so. The water will evaporate as the beans expand, add more cold
water as required to keep level constant and make beans soft. When beans
are nearly done, add sea salt, cook another 15 – 30 minutes.

Transfer to serving bowl. Serve with brown rice.
Posted to fatfree digest by “Jan Gordon” on Jun 1, 1998