Curly Kale and Aduki Beans

    1 hour 5 min

    This delicious, easy to make recipe is great as a side dish, or as vegetarian main served with wild rice.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 2 (200g) bags chopped curly kale
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 (400g) tin aduki beans
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a medium frying pan over medium heat, and sauté garlic about 1 minute. Mix in kale and 2 tablespoons water. Season with soy sauce, cumin and coriander. Thoroughly mix in aduki beans. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer about 20 minutes, until kale is tender. Season with salt and pepper.

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    Served as a side dish with mash potato & sausage casserole. I loved it, was a tasty way to make kale more interesting & the beans add some great nutrients. Kids hated it, but I think that's just because it's kale! Nice recipe, thank you for posting.  -  27 Aug 2017


    I like this dish very much! It's very tasty! and nutritious, too! One comment for cooking Adzuki —it's taste better if you first heat the adzuki in water till the water boils and immediately drain it, then add fresh water and slowly cook until adzuki is tender.  -  15 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I was super excited to try this recipe. I changed it up a little based on what i like/had on hand. I added ginger along with the garlic and sauted some shiitake mushrooms before i added the kale. in addition to the other flavorings i added a little sesame oil and shichimi togarashi (a japanese red pepper blend). Like anzu, i also rinsed the beans after boiling and added fresh water. I took some leftovers to lunch the next say and just sliced up some tofu and green onions and drizzled a little soy sauce and sesame oil on the tofu. it was delicious!  -  22 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)