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  • Baked & Fried Rice

    Curry Fried Rice

    In Japan, most commonly Sausages are used for this fried rice dish, but I use any protein that I have in hand. This time I used a thick slice of Ham. Curry Powder that I use is a quite spicy one. You may wish to add more or less, but do not forget the Soy …

  • Chicken Takikomigohan

    Ginger Chicken Takikomigohan

    I love ‘Takikomigohan’ which is seasoned rice cooked with vegetables, mushrooms, seafood or chicken. Probably it is my absolute favourite Japanese food. You can find quite a few recipes on this site and I cook them often, and I think this is the easiest ‘Takikomigohan’ recipe. You need 3 main ingredients, and they are Rice, …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’

    ‘Onigirazu’ can be translated as ‘not formed/shaped by hands’. Compared to ‘Onigiri’ (Japanese Rice Ball) that is shaped into a ball or a triangle by hands, ‘Onigirazu’ is shaped into a flat square and wrapped with Nori. This new food has no rule at all about the filling. You can use whatever you like. This …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Chicken

    Basic Oven-Baked Pilaf

    I love rice dishes. ‘Takikomigohan’, ‘Mazegohan’, baked rice and fried rice, and all other rice dishes. In Melbourne, I have a great access to a huge variety of rice and I enjoy cooking them. However, cooking rice in a saucepan or a frying pan can become tricky because I sometimes forget about rice when I …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Oysters Takikomigohan

    In Japan, shucked Oysters are sold in plastic containers in the same way as meat. They are often quite large and not particularly expensive. Here in Melbourne, Oysters are fancy food. Shucked Oysters are always sold on the half-shell and they are often rather small and quite expensive. This is very disappointing because I like …

  • Chicken Mazegohan

    Chicken & ‘Shiso’ Mazegohan

    ‘Shiso’ (Perilla) is so difficult to find where I live. It is something you can’t use for cooking if you are not growing yourself. But now I know one Asian grocery store that sells Perilla. It is a different type from Japanese ‘Shiso’, but it has same texture and fragrance. If you have ‘Shiso’ (Perilla) …

  • Mazegohan

    Butter & Soy Sauce Corn Rice

    Have you tried ‘Butter & Soy Grilled Corn’? It is so yummy. When corn is not in season, frozen corn cobs or kernels can be cooked in the same way, and they are also yummy. Mix the butter & soy sauce flavoured corn kernels with freshly cooked rice to make this dish. It is yummy, …

  • Takikomigohan

    Tomato Pasta Sauce Takikomigohan

    I have been trying to find out the best method to cook tomato flavoured ‘Takikomigohan (rice that is cooked with ingredients and seasonings)’. After having made some errors, I know now that the easiest and the best way is using a good tomato pasta sauce. It already contains Olive Oil, Garlic, well cooked Onions, Herbs …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Snapper Takikomigohan

    Red Seabream Snapper is a fish that is called ‘Madai’ in Japan, and it is known as an auspicious food. The fish is often served for New Year’s celebration and special occasions to celebrate the events. This ‘Snapper Takikomigohan’ is also a quite special rice dish, but you don’t need to wait for a special …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg Pork

    Pork & Egg Fried Rice

    I am going to share a simple but very versatile ‘Spring Onion & Garlic Sauce’. To make the sauce, you need five ingredients that are Spring Onion, Garlic, Sesame Oil, Salt and White Pepper. Depending on the dish you use the sauce for, you can add Vinegar, Lemon/Lime Juice, Sesame Seeds, Soy Sauce or Chilli …

  • Mazegohan

    Edible Chrysanthemum & Kombu Mazegohan

    Every Asian grocery sells this vegetables but most Australians don’t know what it is. Once known it is ‘Chrysanthemum’, they would ask ‘Can we eat that?’ OK… it is actually a plant in the Daisy Family and it is a vegetable that is edible. Edible Chrysanthemum has a very strong distinguish flavour, which I hated …

  • Sushi

    Oshi-zushi

    ‘Oshi-zushi’ is a type of Sushi and it is made by pressing Sushi Rice and Toppings in a special mould called ‘Oshibako’ to create rectangle block, then it is cut into bite sized pieces to serve. But you don’t need the special mould. I use a plastic container and a small chopping board to press. …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Egg

    Egg Fried Rice

    I am writing this recipe for my son and daughter. When they were young, I cooked this Egg-only fried rice quite often because they asked me to cook it. They say it was one of their favourites and they are still fond of it. I always use dried Chopped Chives for this dish, and another …

  • Fish Mazegohan

    Salmon & Wakame Mazegohan

    My super-easy ‘Salmon Takikomigohan’ is becoming popular. One of my friends has been cooking it repeatedly. However, ‘Salmon Mazegohan’ is a lot tastier and I like it more even though I have to cook Salmon separately. ‘Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan’, which I introduced on the other day, sounds time-consuming because of the word ‘Grilled’. …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Sashimi ‘Zuké’ Don

    In Australia, less expensive off-cut meat is widely available. In Japan, you can find less expensive off-cut Sashimi. I used to make this ‘Zuké’ Don using those off-cuts. If you can purchase Sashimi quality fresh fish, why don’t you try this deliciously marinated fish on rice. This time, I used Salmon. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients …

  • Fish Mazegohan

    Grilled Salmon & Watercress Mazegohan

    My ‘Salmon Takikomigohan’ is super easy to cook. Compare to that dish, you need a little bit more effort to make this ‘Mazegohan’ because you need to grill OR pan-fry Salmon fillets first, but it is worth it. You don’t like peppery Watercress? Don’t worry because it won’t be peppery as Watercress will be cooked …

  • Fish Takikomigohan

    Salmon Takikomigohan

    If you love salmon, you would love this rice dish. Using rice cooker, it is absolutely easy to make such an elegant looking and nutritious dish. I used just salmon this time, but sometimes I add Carrot, shredded Kombu (Kelp) and some Asian Mushrooms such as Shimeji or Shiitake, and you can mix in Edamame …

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