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Zenzai is a very traditional Japanese dessert made with azuki beans and mochi, or glutinous rice cake. If you’ve never had azuki, or sweet read bean before, the idea of beans in a dessert might sound a little strange but its a very common item to see in Asian desserts. Texturally, the azuki beans are typically cooked down until completely soft, and sweetened delicately. It pairs really beautifully with the chewy, springy texture of mochi, and is served with a sweet “soup”. You can see my live tasting, and a tutorial video here!
You can enjoy this either hot or cold, and there are a variety of ways you can approach making this dish. You can opt to use azuki beans made from scratch, as I did in this recipe and my YouTube video tutorial, or you can purchase canned prepared sweet red beans.
For the mochi, the easiest way would be to use a prepare mochi, like this microwavable mochi used in the video, or frozen mochi/rice cake which can be added. You could also opt to make your own using a powder mix, or you know,spend hours beating rice with a mallet until it turns into mochi, but my personal prefrence is to go microwavable mochi.
Make this as sweet, or as mild as you’d like, and enjoy this protein packed, fiber-licious, bean based dessert! It’s something different, but absolutely delicious and a Japanese classic.
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