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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

Silken Tofu Rice

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

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

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

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 […]

Grilled V-Unagi Rice

Grilled unagi rice is one of popular Japanese dish which is unlikely to become big in the Western countries anytime soon. It’s completely my personal opinion, but I have a feeling that just an idea of eating eel (unagi) does not excite too many people who were not exposed to it at a young age. […]

Cheeseburger Rice

I have a confession to make. I’ve never been a huge burger fan, and one of the reasons is probably because I don’t like the buns that usually come with. I’m particular when it comes to burger buns. I know people talk a lot about how important to get the right meat, but I think […]

Sushi Cubes

I’ve seen a video a while ago where they were making sushi like this using an ice-cube tray. (I don’t remember the source. If you know who is the original creator, please let me know so that I can give credit.) So glad that I finally got to try this. I just used the vegetables […]

Pressed Veggie Sushi

Sushi has become increasingly popular the past few decades outside Japan. Rolled sushi is probably the most popular. Many people also know Nigiri sushi. And more and more sushi restaurants are putting Chirashi sushi on their menu. Today I would like to introduce another version, called “pressed” sushi, or “oshi-zushi” in Japanese. You will use […]

Broccoli Risotto with Mini Bok Choy and Lentils

I don’t know why, but any dish that looks green makes me smile. I guess it’s a happy color for me. These mini bok choy was from a local Asian grocery store. It was so fresh, cheap, and delicious! Broccoli risotto was accented with a little white miso that gave some richness to the flavor. […]

Pineapple Fried Rice

Our neighbor friend brought us this beautiful pineapple the other day. I waited for a few days until it became ripe. I initially thought about making a pineapple upside-down cake because we just got coconut ice cream from my father-in-law. A pineapple cake and coconut ice cream together sound like a dream treat! (My father-in-law […]