This recipe not only has a great name. It also is an adaptation of a classic English recipe – Shepherds Pie. The aduki beans make up the Red Dragon Element. You can substitute other types of beans you have to hand if you prefer.
Red Dragon Quinoa Pie – Ingredients
4 oz (110g) aduki beans ( this is the red dragon)
3 oz (75g) cooked quinoa
1 onion peeled and chopped
2 carrots scrubbed and diced
2 tbspns soy sauce
2 tbspns tomato puree
1 tspn dried mixed herbs or 2 of fresh
275 ml aduki bean stock**(½pint )
ground black pepper
1 lb (450g) peeled potatoes
butter to mash
METHOD **keep the stock
Wash the beans and soak overnight. drain and rinse them and bring to the boil in one litre fresh water. cook for 50 mins or until they are fairly soft. drain but reserve the stock**
Heat the oil and fry onions for a few minutes then the carrots. Add the cooked beans and quinoa. mix the soy sauce,tomato puree and herbs with the bean stock** and pour this over the beans and vegetables. boil gently 20/30 mins,season to taste at the end of cooking. If mixture is dry, add some boiling water. Place in a pie or casserole dish and top with mashed potatoes. return the dish to the oven to brown the potatoes. This dish can be frozen for later before covering with the potatoes.
To speed up cooking, other beans or peas in tins can be used instead of red aduki but of course this would not be the acclaimed red dragon.
Bea Jones 2011 ( ack.Sarah Brown)