nori

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Nori-Wrapped Rice Ball Sandwich

    There is a type of Rice Ball that is called ‘Bakudan Onigiri’ that is a bomb-look-alike rice ball. Freshly cooked Rice is formed into a ball, slightly salted, then wrapped with Nori. When my son was a child, ‘Bakudan Onigiri’ was extremely popular among his friends. This is a variation of the ‘Bakudan Onigiri’. Make …

  • Sea Vegetables Vegetables

    Cucumber & Nori ‘Aemono’ Salad

    This type of salad dish is called ‘Aemono’ in Japan. A variety of Vegetables can be used. ‘Aemono’ is often simply seasoned and offered as a side dish. This Cucumber & Nori ‘Aemono’ Salad is also very simple. Salt is the main seasoning. To enjoy the flavour of Cucumber and Toasted Nori, you don’t need …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Sushi

    Smoked Salmon ‘Onigirazu’ (Rice Sandwich)

    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. Today I used leftover Sushi Rice to make this delicious Smoked Salmon ‘Onigirazu’. Creamy Cheese and …

  • Fish Udon

    Tuna Mayo Udon

    In Melbourne where I live, January is in the middle of summer. It can be really hot and the temperature could go over 40℃. I don’t want to cook anything on such a hot day. Cold Noodle Dish is ideal for me. If you keep a bottle of ‘Mentsuyu’ (Noodle Dipping Sauce) in fridge, this …

  • Donburi (Rice Bowl) Fish

    Gochujang Mackerel Rice Bowl

    Canned Mackerel costs slightly more than Canned Tuna, but both are really handy items to stock in the pantry. My husband says Canned Mackerel smells bad, but I love it. Canned Mackerel makes delicious Rice Bowl dishes. ‘Curry Mackerel Don’ and ‘Miso Mackerel Don’ are just a few example. Here is another Rice Bowl dish …

  • Clear Soup

    Nori Soup

    Japanese Clear Soup is something I occasionally crave. This ‘Nori Soup’ is a super quick & easy one. It tastes really good and surprisingly comforting. When I need a simple soup really quickly, no other soup can be easier than this one. This recipe is for 1 serving, and it will be easy to multiply. …

  • Chicken Mazegohan

    Teriyaki Chicken Mazegohan

    When I make a ‘Bento’ lunch for my family members, I often cook Teriyaki Chicken and I place it on the packed Rice. I often add Ginger to Teriyaki Sauce. This dish is actually exactly the same thing. I just cut Chicken into smaller pieces and I mixed the Teriyaki Chicken with freshly cooked Rice. …

  • Fish Onigiri (Rice Balls)

    Tuna Mayo ‘Onigiri’ Rice Balls

    In Japan, ‘Onigiri’ Rice Balls are available in so many different flavours and with different fillings. ‘Onigiri’ are becoming popular in Australia, too. One of the most popular fillings is Tuna & Mayonnaise. I heard many international visitors to Japan fall in love with this Tuna Mayo ‘Onigiri’ Rice Ball. Do you want to make …

  • Onigiri (Rice Balls) Pork

    Tonkatsu Onigirazu (Rice Sandwich)

    When I have leftover Tonkatsu (Pork Cutlet), I usually make ‘Katsu Sando’ (Tonkatsu Sandwich) for lunch next day. Today I made this Rice Sandwich ‘Onigirazu’. Tonkastu Sauce can go well with Rice, but Miso Sauce is my choice. Makes 1 Serving Ingredients 1 serving Cooked Rice *Japanese Short Grain Rice1 sheet Nori1/2 or 1 Tonkatsu …

  • Chicken Egg Sushi

    Soboro Sushi Rolls

    It takes time to prepare the fillings for traditional Sushi Rolls. I often prepare Carrot, Spinach, Egg, Shiitake, Fish or Chicken, Cucumber, and more. They all need to be prepared separately. It is very time consuming. But this filling is super easy to prepare. You cook everything together. It is a great filling for ‘Temaki-zushi’ …

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