Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 50 minutes | Yields: 4 people
1/2 cup lentils or azuki beans
1 inch piece kombu or wakame
1 cup carrots or winter squash, cut into chunks
4 cups water
- Place all ingredients in a pot and bring to a boil, uncovered.
- Turn the heat down to low and cover.
- Cook until beans are soft. For lentils about 1 hour and beans 1 1/2 hours.
Add ginger, garlic or any of your favorite spices.
Soaking the beans ahead of Time reduces cooking Time to 50 minutes and enhances digestibility.