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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

Weekend Sushi Rolls
週末寿司ロール

Last weekend we took a trip to New York City. We got to try great vegan food there, and one of the memorable meals was the one at Beyond Sushi. Their sushi was so creative and unique, and that really inspired me to be a bit more bold in my sushi-making. I also found this […]

Banh Mi Sushi Roll
バインミー寿司ロール

I just love the flavor and texture combination used for Banh Mi sandwich, and that was the inspiration for this sushi roll. Homemade seitan steak and fresh crispy veggies are the stars of this roll. But the supporting actors are also important. I hope everyone had a good start of the week.

Get Lucky Green Bowl
ラッキーグリーンボウル

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am celebrating with this awesome green bowl this year. Very straight forward. All green veggies (arugula, cabbage, okra, broccoli, and peas) and spinach rice. Served with cilantro mayo. How are you celebrating? I also made Triple Green Mini Doughnut Sandwiches. Green juice is in the doughnuts and icing, and spinach […]

Early Spring Japanese Breakfast
初春和朝食

We had a few warmer days this week, but it’s still pretty cold for March, and we are expecting more snow this weekend. It’s not fully spring yet, but I would like to think it’s right around the corner. To celebrate and welcome this new season, I made this Japanese style breakfast. I had some […]

Supreme Veggie Curry
特上ベジインドカレー

When I go to an Indian restaurant, I have a hard time deciding which curry to order. Eggplant is one of my favorite veggies. Cauliflower curry is also great. But it’s hard to say “no” to chickpea curry either. So when I made curry at home, I decided to put all my favorites in it. […]

“Egg” Rice bowl
”玉子”どんぶり

Egg Rice Bowl is one of my favorite lunch dishes on the cafeteria menu at the college I attended in japan. It was cheap (I believe it was about 400 yen (approximately $4.00), filling, and tasty. Egg rice bowl is basically eggs and onions cooked in soy sauce-based slightly sweet broth and served over rice. […]

Silken Tofu Rice
奴どんぶり

This dish is one of the best examples, “simple is best.” What you need to make Silken Tofu Rice are… Rice. Silken tofu (warm or cold). Soy sauce. These are the basic ingredients. And toppings of your choice. This time I had avocado mash (avocado plus wasabi and chopped radish), chopped tomatoes, and Japanese Shiso […]

Broccoli Cheddar Steak Rice Plate
ブロッコリーチェダーライスプレート

Broccoli Cheddar soup is not my favorite soup. But I do love the combination of broccoli and cheddar. I happened to have my homemade vegan cheddar and seitan steak, and I decided to put together a rice plate for lunch. Easy, tasty, and super satisfying!

Vegan Bibimbap
Ⅴビビンバ

Vegans and plant-eaters. Who is tired of “subtraction” vegan dishes? Well, I am. You go to a restaurant. Find a dish that says “vegan upon request” and ask about it. Your server tells you it’s “no problem” to make the dish vegan. They will just remove this, this, this, and that. So you’ll end up […]

T-Rice Bowl
うちのとうめし

Instagram is an awesome thing. I was away from the Japanese food scene for a long time, but now I feel like I’m catching up. When I saw a picture of a dynamic tofu rice bowl, I knew that was something I wanted to create myself. Apparently, this is a special dish served at a […]