Parsnips, bananas, adzuki beans and rice

Parsnips, bananas, adzuki beans and rice

I set out to make a curry but decided to make it a bit special by adding bananas and adzuki beans. The tastes combines really well with the parsnips.

         • 775 kcal per person  


For two people:

  • Fresh ingredients & groceries

    • 1 medium parsnip
    • 1 small banana
    • 1 small courgette
    • 1 medium carrot
    • a piece of ginger, about 1 teaspoon when chopped finely
  • From the store cupboard

    • 1 tin of adzuki beans
    • 1 cup of brown rice
    • 1/2 cup of crumbled toast
    • 1 tablespoon raisins
    • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
    • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
    • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
    • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon shichimi togarashi or cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon fruit juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Cook the rice (see basics for how to cook rice).
  • Clean and dice the parsnip, courgette and carrot and put them in a microwave pot. Cook for 6 minutes at full power (900W).
  • Drain and wash the adzuki beans and let them leak out.
  • Peel and dice the banana.
  • Chop the ginger fine.
  • Heat the olive oil and when hot, stir-fry the spices, ginger and seeds over medium heat for about a minute.
  • Add the banana pieces and the breadcrumbs and stir-fry for a few minutes over medium heat, stirring all the time so the bananas get coated with the breadcrumbs and seeds.
  • The parsnips and sweet potato will be ready by now. Add them to the pan.
  • Add the raisins and stir-fry for about half a minute over high heat, until the bananas start to brown a little.
  • Reduce the heat. Add the beans and stir-fry for a few minutes more.
  • Add the soy sauce and stir-fry briefly over high heat until it is evaporated.
  • Add the fruit juice and stir-fry briefly over high heat, then reduce the heat and stir-fry for a few minutes more.
  • Add the shichimi togarashi or cayenne pepper, stir and let simmer for about five minutes.

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