Adzuki beans can be sprouted in just a few days. They are high in protein and have a nutty flavour. The beans are often sweetened and used in red bean paste to flavour desserts.
To sprout, rinse the beans and then soak in cool water for 8-12 hours. Rinse, drain and place the beans in a sprouting jar, container or bag. Rinse them 2-3 times per day, for the following 2-4 days. Harvest when most of the beans have small roots.
Once grown, dry and place the sprouts in a sealed container in the fridge.
Soak: 6-8 hours
Rinse: 3-4 times a day
Grows in: 2-5 days
Don't forget to sprout safely and in a sanitary way. Check out our article about sprouting safely for more information.
Adzuki beans are crunchy, fresh and nutty. They hold up well with a light stir fry or popped in at the end of cooking a soup. Here are some of our favourite recipes containing bean sprouts:
Liz's recipe is perfect for a summer's day.
Lisa has fantastic recipes and this one is no exception.
A classic Pad Thai from May, the queen of Thai vegetarian cooking!
Spicy, cool and refreshing. Need we say more?