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  • Mazegohan Mushrooms

    Grilled Shiitake Mazegohan

    My grandmother used to grow Shiitake in a wood near her house and my family was lucky to enjoy the harvest. Her Shiitake were meaty and chewy and crunchy and delicious. If you have fresh meaty Shiitake, try this ‘Grilled Shiitake Mazegohan’. Other mushrooms cannot replace Shiitake for this particular dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Chikuwa & Cabbage Fried Rice

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a tube-shape Japanese fishcake made from Surimi (fish paste). As Chikuwa is much cheaper than chicken or meat, my mother often used it for many dishes. This fried rice is one of them. I remember there were Chikuwa and Cabbage in it. She seasoned it simply and I loved it. Makes 2 Servings …

  • Takikomigohan

    Beetroot & Azuki Rice

    ‘Sekihan’ is steamed short grain glutinous rice cooked with Azuki (Red Beans). It is traditionally prepared to celebrate special occasions in Japan, because of its red colour which is symbolic of happiness. On the other day, I realised that I knew one vegetable that could make absolutely everything RED. That is Beetroot, which is not …

  • Mazegohan

    ‘Yukari’ Rice

    You might have seen a bag of fine purple crumbles at Asian grocery stores. The product’s name is ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ and it’s a Furikake (Rice Seasoning). You sprinkle it over cooked rice or mix with cooked rice. These purple crumbles are dried Red Shiso leaves, that are most commonly used to pickle Ume (similar to …

  • Chicken Mazegohan

    Chicken & Gobō Mazegohan

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find where I live. That’s why I grew them in my vegetable garden. After I cooked ‘Chicken & Gobō Takikomigohan’, I saved some and froze them. Today I cooked this ‘Chicken & Gobō Mazegohan’ using the saved Gobō. Same ingredients …

  • Beef Sushi

    Yakiniku Sushi Rolls

    Sushi Rolls shops can be seen everywhere in Australia. They are very popular and they are becoming more creative with the fillings. It seems meat are more popular than raw fish. Here are my Korean-inspired Yakiniku Sushi Rolls. Makes 5 to 6 Rolls Ingredients 3 cups (180ml cup) Short Grain Sushi Rice72 ml Rice Vinegar60g …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish

    Fish & Broccoli Doria

    ‘Doria’ is a very popular rice dish in Japan. Butter Rice or Pilaf is covered with White Sauce (Béchamel Sauce) and grated Cheese, then baked in the oven. Fish and Broccoli are absolutely delicious with the White Sauce. Find my other Doria recipes here. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 servings Cooked Rice20g Butter2 tablespoons chopped …

  • Fish Other Soup Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Fish Rice Soup

    In Japan, people eat ‘Rice Porridge’ when they are sick. It is easy to digest. But you need more nutrients especially Protein and Vitamins to recover from illness. Last week, I became sick. When I started to eat, I cooked this ‘Fish Rice Soup’. This soup is gentle to weakened stomach and very comforting, and …

  • Takikomigohan

    Red Cabbage Sloppy Rice

    I hesitate to call this dish ‘Risotto’ but it is almost identical. I cook it in the rice cooker but you can cook in the traditional ‘Risotto’ way with extra stock. I recommend Arborio Rice for creamy texture but Short Grain Rice such as Sushi Rice can be used. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons …

  • Fish Mazegohan

    Canned Mackerel Mazegohan

    I am a Mackerel lover. It is not easy to find fresh Mackerel where I live, but canned Mackerel are available form any supermarkets. Woolworths stores started selling very reasonably priced large-size canned Mackerel and I gave up my loyalty to Coles stores. If you love Mackerel, you love this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Smoked Oysters Takikomigohan

    I love ‘Oysters Takikomigohan’ but I don’t cooked it often, because Oysters are extremely expensive in Australia. Then, I tried to make ‘Oysters Takikomigohan’ using Canned Smoked Oysters that are not expensive. The result was interesting. I changed the favour and added Asian Mushrooms. This cheap ‘Smoked Oysters Takikomigohan’ is not bad at all! Makes …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Green Rice Soup

    Leftover cooked rice that has turned dry and hard like sand grains. What do you cook with it? Rice soup is a good option. Try this Green Rice Soup. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The key ingredients are Edamame (Young Soy Beans) and Nori. Soft Tofu or Egg can be added. Makes …

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