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  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Salmon ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ Don

    Originally ‘Chan-Chan-Yaki’ is a fishermen’s dish from Hokkaido. It is a dish of Salmon and Vegetables steam-cooked on a hotplate using freshly harvested fish in Autumn by fishermen for themselves. It is seasoned with Miso. There are no rules about the ingredients to be used, so you can add other Vegetables and Mushrooms. Enjoy the …

  • Beef Donburi (Rice Bowl)

    Taco Rice

    ‘Taco Rice’ is actually a Japanese dish and it was first created in Okinawa, once American-Occupied Japanese island. It consists of taco-flavoured Beef Mince (OR Beef & Pork Mince) served on rice with shredded Lettuce, Tomato and shredded Cheese. Many people use Ketchup and Japanese Worcestershire Sauce to season Taco Beef. I don’t use Ketchup …

  • Chicken Sushi

    Wasabi Chicken & Avocado Chirashi-zushi

    Chicken, Avocado, Cucumber, Lettuce, Wasabi are popular fillings for Sushi Rolls, because they taste good with sweet & sour rice. They can be great toppings for ‘Chirashi-zushi’, a type of sushi which is a kind of decorated rice salad. Same ingredients in a different presentation. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients Sushi Rice1 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese …

  • Mazegohan Mushrooms

    Asian Mushroom Mazegohan

    I am feeling lucky to have good access to a larger variety of Asian mushrooms in Melbourne these days. Today I cooked another Mazegohan, a dish of cooked rice mixed with separately cooked & seasoned other ingredients, with plenty of mushrooms. If you like my ‘Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan’, you will certainly enjoy this ‘Asian Mushroom …

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    Cooking Rice in a Pressure Cooker

    My mother used to cook rice in a pressure cooker. I still remember that the cooking time was 5 minutes! Same volume of Rice & Water. It is the easy & quick method, that cooks great rice. Now my rice cooker is dying, and I tried the pressure cooker method. WOW!!! Pressure cooker cooks quickly, …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    ‘Ojiya’ Egg Rice Porridge

    When I am sick with a cold, I want ‘Okayu’, that is Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest but not really nutritious. Once I started recovering, cook this ‘Ojiya’ Egg Rice Porridge for me. If I have a better appetite and my sore throat is not too bad, you can add more vegetables. …

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    ‘Okayu’ Japanese Rice Porridge

    When my husband is sick with a cold, he wants Chicken Soup. My children want something sweet such as Creme Caramel and Fruit Jelly. I am Japanese, and what I want when I am sick is definitely ‘Okayu’. It’s Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest, gentle to sore throat and weakened stomach, and …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Tofu Vegetables

    Teriyaki Tofu Plate

    In Melbourne, a large variety of Tofu are now available as all major supermarket chains are selling their own brand Tofu products. This lunch (OR dinner) plate is perfect for everyone, especially on meat-free Mondays. Teriyaki Tofu & King Oyster Mushroom, Egg and Veggies are on freshly cooked rice. Such a delicious, filling and nutritious …

  • Mazegohan Sea Vegetables

    Wakame Rice

    Dried, already chopped up ‘Wakame’ is available from Asian grocery stores and some supermarkets. Most people use it for miso soup or salad. Try this everyone’s favourite ‘Wakame Rice’. You do not need to buy Wakame Rice Seasoning Mix. It is easy to prepare. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain …

  • Takikomigohan Vegetables

    Asparagus Butter Takikomigohan

    ‘Takikomigohan’ is one of my favourite dishes. It’s a dish of rice that is cooked in seasoned stock with other ingredients. It can be any flavour. Ingredients can be vegetables, mushrooms, seafood, meat, or etc. This is a new one inspired by an Italian dish, Asparagus Risotto. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 200g Asparagus *trimmed, cut …

  • Mazegohan Pork

    Pork & Nori Mazegohan

    I tend to use Oyster Sauce (MAGGI’s Oyster Sauce is my favourite!) when I cook Pork for rice dishes. For this Mazegohan, Oyster Sauce is a key ingredient. Nori sheets need to be toasted over the flames OR something very hot. Please do it because it makes a huge difference even to ‘Yakinori’ that is …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Dough Vegetables

    Daikon Mochi

    ‘Mochi’ is often translated as ‘Rice Cake’. It is a rubbery chewy thick paste made of steamed short-grain glutinous rice pounded. There are some easier methods to make ‘Mochi’. This is a very simple savoury ‘Mochi’. Ingredients are Daikon (White Radish), Glutinous Rice Flour and Salt. Because it is so easy to make, you can …

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