rice

  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    Gobō & Chicken Takikomigohan

    Gobō (Burdock Root) is a very popular vegetable in Japan, but it is IMPOSSIBLE to find where I live. I have seen Frozen Sliced Gobō many years ago at an Asian grocery store, and that was the only time I saw Gobō in Australia. Then, I decided to grow them in my vegetable garden. After …

  • 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 …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Pan-fried Butter Soy Onirigi

    ‘Onigiri’, Japanese rice balls that are often triangular, is a very popular way to use up leftover rice. Grilled Onigiri are also popular, but it might be difficult for you to try if you don’t have toaster oven or griller. They can be pan-fried with a small amount of Oil. This Italian inspired Onigiri needs …

  • Beans & Peas Mazegohan

    Crunchy Nattō Mazegohan

    If you are thinking to cook Nattō Fried Rice, try this Mazegohan instead. I much prefer Nattō Mazegohan to Fried Rice. To make this Mazegoan, you just mix the ingredients with cooked rice, just like rice salad. The dish tastes great, nutritiously excellent, and healthy. And easy to make!!! Makes 1 Serving Ingredients Crunchy Vegetables …

  • Mazegohan

    Dried Shiitake & Peas Mazegohan

    Do you know that sun-dried Shiitake are a great source of Vitamin D? They also have more Umami flavour. In Melbourne where I live, imported Dried Shiitake are widely available but most commercially produced Dried Shiitake are not sun-dried. If you are after the nutritious benefit, purchase fresh Shiitake and dry them under the direct …

  • Sushi

    ‘Gunkan’ Maki Sushi

    You may not know its name, but you have seen it. It’s a type of Sushi called ‘Gunkan Maki’. Small oblong shaped sushi rice balls are wrapped with Nori, and covered with various toppings. It is a big fun to make them at home. By the way, ‘Gunkan’ means ‘Battleship’. The Sushi rice wrapped with …

  • Takikomigohan Tofu

    Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan

    This is one fo the traditionally popular ‘Takikomigohan’ dishes in Japan, but I didn’t cooked it for a long time. Because it was too hard to find Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu) in Australia. Not any more! If you like traditional Japanese cuisine’s delicate flavour, you will enjoy this dish. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cups …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg

    Carbonara Rice

    The famous Italian dish ‘Spaghetti Carbonara’ is simple to cook and delicious. If you gave up eating it because of wheat allergy or gluten sensitivity, you may wish to try this ‘Carbonara Rice’. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 40g Pancetta OR Bacon *cut into small pieces1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil2 Eggs20 to 30g Pecorino OR Parmesan Cheese …

  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Oven-Baked Jambalaya

    This dish is almost identical to my ‘Chicken & Chorizo Baked Rice’. As I have discovered that the easiest and the best method to cook this type of rice dish similar to ‘Paella’ at home without a good source of heat is ‘baking in the oven after cooking over the cooktop’. The Jambalaya I have …

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