Continuing my search for vegetarian recipes that suit people who are not very adventurous, I’ve discovered that Aduki beans are fairly inoffensive for us non fans of beans. This recipe is adapted from the book “Not Just  Load of Old Lentils”, and ‘red dragon beans’ is the Chinese name. A lot of scope for varying.

100g cooked Aduki beans (half of them mashed)
1/4 c cooked red lentils
1-2 oz cracked wheat or brown rice, cooked
butter or oil for cooking
large carrot, diced
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
(a small pepper, chopped, if that appeals)
200g mushrooms, sliced or quartered
1/2 pint bean or veg stock
3-4 stock cubes
1 tsp herbs de Provence
2 Tbs tomato puree
salt and pepper

Heat the oil and add the carrots and saute a couple min. Add the celery and cook a couple min more, then the onion for a bit, and then add the mushrooms.

Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Taste to check the seasoning. Simmer together for a bit. Serve on mash with a green veg.