Sweet Azuki Bean Soup with Mochi Rice Cake

Preparation info
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Appears in
The Japanese Cookbook

By Emi Kazuko and Yasuko Fukuoka

Published 2024

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Azuki beans are commonly used in traditional Japanese desserts. This sweet soup for winter is eaten between meals as a snack, but never after the meal as it is quite filling.


  • 130 g/ oz/ cup dried azuki beans
  • pinch


  1. Soak the azuki beans overnight in 1 litre/1¾ pints/4 cups water.
  2. Pour the beans and the soaking water into a heavy large pan, then bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the baking powder. Cover the pan and cook for about 30 minutes. Add a further 1 litre/1¾ pints/4 cups water, and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat to low, and cook for a