Another throwback recipe! The first time I tried something like this was in Seoul. Two big pots of red beans & pumpkin porridges outside a stall in a local market captured our attentions. However, to our surprise, it was salted, not sweet. Tasted equally yummy though. As I reminisced over the happy times in Korea, I recalled that I still had a pack of adzuki beans in my cabinet. Without wasting any time, I referred to my guide book for complements of these small red beans & found exactly what I needed..oats! So, here's my sweet version ^.^
Ingredients (serve 2 adults & 1 toddler):
1/2 cup of organic adzuki beans, soaked overnight (or at least 8 hours)
750ml of water
1/2 cup of organic rolled oats
Optional - 1 tsp of molasses or honey (pls exclude for babies less than 1yo)
1. Rinse the soaked beans a couple of times then add into the pot of water.
2. Bring the water to a boil then simmer for about 1hr 15mins or till the red beans soften according to your preference.
3. Pour in the oats & cook for another 15mins.
4. Add molasses or honey (best to wait till it has cooled down significantly before adding as high heat willl destroy some of the nutrients) to taste & serve warm.
Today's actually my second attempt & we still love this simple yet nutritious bowl of warm porridge in our tummies early in the morning.