Oriental Bean Cakes
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  • 1cup dried adzuki beans
  • 1/2cup uncooked brown rice
  • 3 1/2cups water
  • 1teaspoon gingerminced
  • 1tablespoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2tablespoons tamari
  • 1teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2cup scallionsminced
  • 1/2 cup unseasoned whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1 red bell pepperdiced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  1. Pick over beans and rice to remove any debris and rinse well. Combine beans and rice in a pressure cooker with water, 1 teaspoon five-spice powder and ginger. Bring to a boil and skim foam that rises to surface. Remove cooker from heat and secure lid in place. Return cooker to heat and bring to high pressure. Cook 20 minutes
  2. Place cooker in sink and run cold water over top to release pressure. Remove lid and stir in remaining five spice powder, tamari, cayenne, scallions, bread crumbs and red pepper.
  3. When cool enough to handle, form bean mixture into patties. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top and place on nonstick baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350°F. Bake bean cakes until hot in center, about 15 minutes.
Recipe Notes

Note: To make Oriental Bean Cakes in a hurry, skip Step 1 and add seasonings and bread crumbs to 2 cups canned adzuki beans and 1 1/2 cups leftover cooked brown rice. Proceed with Step 3.