Red Bean Soup
8 oz. red adzuki beans
1 strip dried tangerine peel
1 1/2 oz. tinned lotus nuts (optional)
1/2 – 3/4 c. sugar
Rinse adzuki beans, then soak in cold water for at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain.
Bring a pot with 4 cups of water to boil. Add the adzuki beans and tangerine peel, and simmer, stirring occasionally, for an hour.
Add lotus nuts and simmer for another hour. Once the beans are tender and starting to break apart, add sugar. Stir until dissolved. Serve hot or chilled.