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  • 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 …

  • Takikomigohan

    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 …

  • Cooking Rice

    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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