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Udon with Dandelion Greens and Fava Beans


10 ounces dried fava beans -- soaked 1 hour
5 cups water
1 piece kombu
1 yellow onion -- diced
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 leeks -- split, rinse, thinly slice on the diagonal
1 carrot -- julienne
3 bunches dandelion greens -- rinse, slice into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon mirin
8 ounces udon noodles
3 scallion -- sliced thin diagonal 


Drain the fava and place in saucepan. Add water, kombu, onion and 2 teaspoon olive oil. Bring to boil, uncovered and cook on high for 5 min. Reduce to low, cover, and cook beans until tender - 1-2 hours. Drain and set aside.  Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in deep skillet. Add leeks and saute with soy for 1 minute. Add carrots, season with soy. Stir in greens and mirin.  Stir in beans, cover and keep warm.  Cook noodles, add to vegetables, garnish with scallions.


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