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PERFORM Workshop: Red Bean Spring Rolls



PERFORM dietetics intern Cherry Zhou brings us a red bean spring roll recipe! She will also discuss the nutrition & health benefits of red beans, other ways to use them, and kitchen safety.

Red bean, also known as adzuki beans are very commonly made into a paste and used as filling or topping for various deserts and dishes in Asia. This recipe does not only features fried spring rolls as an appetizer, but also as a delicious dessert which is more specific of the regions in the South side of China.

SERVING SIZE : 2 spring rolls
PREPARATION TIME : 45 minutes          COOKING TIME: 60

Adzuki beans (red beans), raw 1 ½ cup
Water, tap 4 ½ cup (1125 mL)
Sugar, Brown ½ cup
Oil, canola 2 tbsp (30mL)
Spring rolls wrapper 48 unit


  1. Wash and rinse the adzuki beans.
  2. Put adzuki beans and water in a pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 35minutes, until soft.
  3. Transfer the cooked adzuki beans to a blender, mix for 15 seconds, until smooth.
  4. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Add cooked adzuki beans and half of canola
    oil (15ml) and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the other half of canola oil and Stir fry for 5 minutes.
  6. Add brown sugar and stir fry for 5 minutes, until a solid paste. Pour into a bowl, and let it cool for 10 minutes.
  7. Separate spring rolls wrapper into single sheets. Pour 1 tbsp (15ml) of red bean paste in the middle of the sheet. Fold over the corner while rolling. Fold over the two sides. Finger paint the corner with water and make the final roll.
  8. Heat a pot of oil on high heat.
  9. Add spring rolls to the pot. Fry for 15-20 seconds, until golden on both sides.
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