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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

Hoso-Maki Sushi Rolls
細巻き

I make sushi rolls all the time, but I think this was my first time making “hoso-maki” or the “slim” version of sushi rolls! For hoso-maki you usually just put one thing, and that is why I ended up with five rolls. Cucumber. Persimmon. Turmeric tofu. Avocado. Natto. Supposed to make six. I already had […]

Onigirazu Rice Balls: Tempeh & Radish; Tofu & Hijiki Carrot
おにぎらず:テンペラデイッシュ&豆腐ひじき

Onigirazu rice balls. This is my third time making this type of rice balls. It’s still a little tricky (I had to re-do the second one) to make, but I think I’m getting better. I like them because I can see exactly what’s in them. I made two types this time. This one has teriyaki […]

Wild Rice Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad
ワイルドライスりんご胡桃クランベリーサラダ

I made this salad when I still had fresh apples I got from a local apple orchard. The combination of fresh apples, wild rice, walnut, celery, cranberry, and kale is so wonderful. It’s so satisfying, and I could just have this as a meal, maybe with a cup of soup. The salad was dressed with […]

You & Me Onigiri Breakfast
あなたと私、おにぎり朝食。

This is my third “You & Me Onigiri,” and I have a feeling that you’ll see more in the future!

Apple Fried Rice
りんご炒飯

Yes, I’m still enjoying creating dishes featuring apples. This time fried rice! You know, many Thai restaurants serve pineapple fried rice, and the idea came from it. Apples get caramelized and create wonderful flavors. Apples and tempeh were cooked first, rice and green onion were added and then they were fried together. Looks good, doesn’t […]

Halloween Onigiri
ハロウィーンおにぎり

I had a different idea for my this year’s Halloween post. But I didn’t plan well, so this was plan B (lol). I didn’t put too much time into this, but they turned out pretty good. Happy Halloween everyone.

Avocado Rice Bowl
アボカド丼

I was in a mood for rice and avocado this morning. I make a bowl all the time using rice and avocado, but I wanted to make something a bit prettier that would really feature the beauty of avocado. Rice, avocado slices, kimchi, homemade vegan mayo, and sesame seeds. I absolutely love the look. It […]

Him-and-Her Onigiri Breakfast
あなたと私、おにぎり朝食。

Onigiri, or Japanese rice ball, is so versatile You can stuff it with filling. You can wrap it with seaweed. Or you can decorate it to make it look like you! I just used whatever I happened to have in the fridge. It was a lot of fun creating these. Miso soup with lots of […]

Curried Kabocha Risotto with Maitake Mushrooms
カレーかぼちゃリゾット、舞茸のせ。

I’ve never paid much attention to Kabocha. But since I started the plant-based diet, it quickly became one of my favorite things, especially this time of the year! Luckily, it has become much easier to find Kabocha in the U.S. the past few years. Love it’s taste, texture, color, well, everything! I scraped the “meat” […]

Edamame Tofu Rice Bowl
枝豆豆腐どんぶり

I’ve been having fun making different types of tofu lately. I have made this and this  in the past. This time I decided to make Edamame version. This delicate tofu turned out to be absolutely delicious!! It’s almost like mousse. I enjoyed my first Edamame tofu on rice. Isn’t this beautiful? Well, it was beautiful […]