Mock Shiruko! With Kidney Beans

Mock Shiruko! With Kidney Beans

There aren't any adzuki beans for sale around these parts lately so I decided to boil some kidney beans instead to make mock shiruko.
If you have a food processor, you can make this dish in just 15 minutes.

Ingredients: 2 servings

70 g
Kidney beans (canned)
200 g
1/4 teaspoon
150 ml


1. Drain and rinse the canned kidney beans. Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and leave the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes.
2. When the mixture has cooled, pour it into a food processor (don't drain it) and blend it for 1-2 minutes.
3. Add the mixture back to a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Then it's ready to serve ♪

Story Behind this Recipe

I had some shiratamako anyway so I decided to make some instant shiruko out of kidney beans to go with it.
Making anko from adzuki beans usually takes around a day so the flavour of this shiruko is a bit different. But on the other hand it has a less characteristic flavor that may be easier for shiruko novices to enjoy.