Alea's Ginger, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup
vegetable broth (How to Make Vegetable Broth)
soy sauce (use Braggs Liquid Aminos to make this gfree)
2 tablespoons mirin (or grape juice)
2 teaspoons sesame oil (optional)
3 green onions, thinly sliced
4 - 6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated ginger (Frugal Tip for Ginger)
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into bite size pieces
1 3/4 cups or 15 oz. can black beans
1 3/4 cups or 15 oz. can navy beans
2 -3 cups raw spinach
Put broth, soy sauce, rice vinegar, mirin, sesame seed oil, onion, garlic, and ginger in a large pot. Add sweet potatoes. Cook over a medium-high flame until the broth begins to boil.
Lower flame and simmer for 5 minutes or until sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
Add beans and rice and cook for 2 3 minutes until rice and beans are heated through.
Add spinach and cook until just wilted. Serve immediately.