• 25 Ratings

This hearty Asian rice bowl features adzuki beans, tofu, and butternut squash.



For the Vegetables and Rice:
For the Miso Dressing:
For the Condiments:


Instructions Checklist
  • Put beans into a bowl; cover with water by about 2 inches. Soak overnight in the refrigerator. Drain beans; transfer to a medium saucepan. Cover with water by about 2 inches, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 30 minutes, seasoning with 1 teaspoon salt halfway through and adding more water if needed to keep beans covered. Drain.

  • Rinse rice; drain. Transfer to a medium saucepan; add 3 1/4 cups cold water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, stir once, and reduce heat. Simmer until water has been absorbed and rice is tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from heat, and let stand 10 minutes.

  • For condiments, put seaweed into a small bowl; cover with cool water. Set aside until soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.

  • Place the bottom basket of a large 2-tiered bamboo steamer in a wok or large pan filled with about 1-inch simmering water (the water should just reach to bottom of basket; alternatively, use 2 pans fitted with steamer inserts). Carefully place squash slices in a single layer in bottom basket. Cover, and steam 10 minutes. Place tofu in a single layer in top basket, and top with greens. Cover, and carefully set atop bottom basket; steam until greens and squash slices are tender, 7 to 8 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, make the miso dressing: Process ginger, miso, tamari sauce, and 1/4 cup water in a food processor until smooth. With machine running, gradually add oil, and process until combined. Transfer to a small bowl; set aside.

  • Toss together daikon and vinegar in a bowl; set aside. Spoon rice into each of 4 large serving bowls, and arrange beans, greens, tofu, squash, and seaweed on top, dividing evenly. Top each bowl with about 1 tablespoon daikon mixture and 2 plums. Drizzle with dressing, and sprinkle with gomashio.


25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0