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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

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 […]

Fried “Fish” Onigirazu Rice Sandwich
V”魚”フライおにぎらず

Remember I made Onigirazu rice sandwich the other day? It was such a big hit at our house, I decided to make another one. I thought the vegan fried “fish” would perfect to put in this rice sandwich. This time I put too much inside the Nori seaweed sheet, and I was afraid that it […]

Fried Rice with Watermelon Pickles
西瓜ピクルス炒飯

Fried rice with homemade watermelon pickles. Well, technically rice was fried with watermelon pickles, scrambled tofu, and Japanese Shiso basil. I really enjoyed the crunchy texture of the pickles. You don’t have to do this, but I like to serve my fried rice shaped like this. This is how I remember a lot of Chinese […]

Onigirazu Rice Sandwich
テンペターメリック豆腐おにぎらず

This style of rice sandwich became extremely popular in Japan about five years ago. It’s called “Onigirazu.” At that time it seemed that everyone in Japan was making this. I’m always a bit behind of trends, and now five years later I made my first Onigirazu. You can basically use anything you like once you […]

Bibimbap
ビビンバ

One of the reasons I like bibimbap is that you can eat a lot of veggies. Typically the veggies are prepared simply so that you can really enjoy the actual taste of the veggies Sesame carrot. Enoki mushroom. Spicy cucumber. Sprouts. A must for bibimbap if you ask me. Homemade seitan steak. So good!

Watermelon Sushi Roll
西瓜寿司

When I thought I had made every kind of sushi roll, there was something new! I LOVED the watermelon pickles I made so much, and I thought this would be great in sushi. In this roll you’ll find avocado, Japanese Shiso basil leaves, and watermelon pickles. I love how it looks. So pretty, like a […]

Japanese Curry and Rice with Summer Vegetables
カレーライスと夏野菜

Once in a while I crave for Japanese curry and I make it. It tastes good particularly in summer.   I sautéed zucchini and asparagus in a pan, and roasted Kabocha squash in the oven. Homemade pickled ginger.

Plant Chirashi Sushi Bowl
Vちらし寿司

Chirashi has always been one of my favorite sushi dishes. In regular Chirashi bowl you will find various types of fish placed over sushi rice. Since I switched to the plant-based diet, I have wanted to make a plant-based version. When I succeeded in making this delicious vegan “salmon” I knew I was finally ready. […]

Vegan “Salmon” Temari Sushi Balls
Vサーモン手毬寿司

Temari means a hand ball in Japanese, and it’s another style of sushi. Yes, there are a lot of different types of sushi, including “nigiri,” “maki (rolls),” “temaki (hand-roll),” “chirashi (scattered),” “oshi (pressed)”… I like Temari because they are easy to make and they look adorable. The vegan “salmon” is a game changer(previous post), and […]

Gomoku Onigiri
玄米五目ごはんおにぎり

Well, I should probably explain the name. Gomoku rice is a popular Japanese rise dish. You combine uncooked rice, broth (usually soy sauce based), and basically anything you like, typically vegetables, meat, or/and fish, and cook everything together. You can use a regular pot and cook on a stove, but I typically use my rice […]