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Pressure-Cooked Anko (Red Bean Paste) In a Flash

Pressure-Cooked Anko (Red Bean Paste) In a Flash

Anko is an essential ingredient for making Japanese desserts. Cook up a large batch! Azuki beans are full of fiber and great for the skin.

Ingredients: 1 cup worth (1,034 calories)

Adzuki beans
1 cup (150 g)
Water
600 ml
Sugar
150 g
Salt
A pinch

Steps

1. Rinse the adzuki beans and drain.
2. Put the beans in a pressure cooker, fill just enough water (not listed) to cover the beans, cook on high heat, then once they boil, strain.
3. Return the beans to the pressure cooker, add water (in the amount listed), cover, cook on high heat. When the pressure indicator pops up, reduce to low heat, and cook for 7 minutes.
4. Remove from heat, and remove the lid when the pressure indicator drops. Add sugar and salt, simmer for 10 minutes on medium heat, then it's done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted have a stock of this essential item for making Japanese sweets.