More than 50 years ago, in a small town in Japan, the pre-school that I went to was like child day-care, and a hot lunch or light snack was provided every day. The most memorable food I tasted at the pre-school was this ‘Kinako Macaroni’. I still fondly remember the day it was served for the first time. It was sweet, yummy, and I loved it.
1/4 cupful Macaroni
1 tablespoon Kinako (Finely Ground Roasted Soy Beans)
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 pinch Salt
- Cook Macaroni in the boiling water as normal, but longer than instructed until very soft. *Note: You wouldn’t need to add Salt to the water.
- When cooked, drain well, and allow to cool slightly so that Macaroni will dry.
- Combine Kinako, Sugar and Salt. Mix 1/2 of Kinako mixture with slightly cooled Macaroni. Add remaining Kinako mixture and mix well. Enjoy while Macaroni are soft.