• Beans & Peas Potato Vegetables

    Stewed Lentils & Chorizo

    I was supposed to be cooking Dahl (Lentil Curry) today. I decided to add Chorizo that I had in the fridge for a while. As I know Chorizo is Spanish and ‘Spanish’ suggested me to add Garlic and Paprika. I added Carrot and Potatoes as well. The dish ended up such a stew, but it …

  • Mazegohan

    Corn & Lentils Mazegohan

    Recently I had an opportunity to attend an event to celebrate Iranian New Year. I was lucky to taste many Iranian dishes. I learned Rice is the main food in Iran. Same in Japan. I learned a lot about Iranian culture and I was most surprised at many similarities between Iranian culture and Japanese culture. …

  • Beans & Peas Takikomigohan

    Lentils Rice With Sautéed Onion

    I cook rice almost everyday. Thanks to the rice cooker, it is easy to do. When I cook rice with beans, most beans need to be pre-cooked. Even ‘Auzuki’ Red Beans, that are very small, need to be pre-cooked when cooked with rice such as ‘Sekihan’. However, Lentils don’t require pre-cooking as they can be …