Sweet Brown Rice with Adzuki Beans
1/2 cup dried adzuki beans (3.5 ounces)
4 cups water (32 ounces)
One 3-inch by 2-inch size piece of kombu (0.1 ounce) (Optional)
2 cups sweet brown rice, washed and drained (13.4 ounces)
Cooking liquid from the drained adzuki beans and additional water to measure 3 cups
1/2 teaspoon salt
Place rice in a medium-size pot and add the 3 cups reserved cooking liquid/water and salt. Bring rice to a boil. Give the rice a good stir, cover pot and reduce the temperature between medium-low heat and low heat. Let the rice cook for 45 minutes, undisturbed.