Basic Aduki Beans

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cooking Time

70 minutes


4 people


1 cup aduki beans
5-inch piece kombu
4 cups water
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon sea salt


1.    Wash beans.

2.    Place kombu and aduki beans in a pot.

3.    Cover with water at 2 inches above the level of the beans.

4.    Bring water to boil.

5.    Add bay leaves.

6.    Cover and simmer for 1 hour.

7.    Check periodically, adding extra water if necessary so beans donot dry out or stick to pot.

8.    Allow beans to cook until they are soft enough for your taste. Addsalt.

9.    Drain excess water if necessary.