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  • 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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    Smoked Salmon Takikomigohan

    My ‘Salmon Takikomigohan’ is very popular. But, on the other day, I found a bone in the dish even though I had checked Salmon fillets carefully. Many years ago, when my son was very young, he has got a fish bone stuck in his throat for three days, and it was a nightmare for us. …

  • 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. Because my rice cooker is dying, I tried the pressure cooker method today. WOW!!! Pressure cooker cooks much …

  • 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 …

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