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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

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 […]

Taco Rice Plate

I happened to have all the right ingredients for tacos except for tortillas, so I decided to make taco rice. My taco tofu meat turned out great! I think I’m getting better and better at this. I made two kinds of sauce: avocado scallion and cheese. Got some toppings ready too. Taco rice was served […]

Tofu Miso Katsu Rice Bowl

When you don’t know what to make for lunch, a rice bowl is always a good idea, if you ask me. Tofu Katsu or deep-fried crispy tofu is one of my favorites to use for a rice bowl. Brown rice, tofu katsu, and sweet miso glaze in a bowl. Served with miso soup and fresh […]

Mother Earth Sushi Plate

This lovely sushi plate was our lunch today. Ideas for food come from various places, but this one came from a very unexpected place. It all started with these apples. These apples don’t look that special outside. But look! The inside has this lovely pink color. I found these apples at the grocery store inside […]

Crunchy Arancini

Arancini is a great dish that can be eaten as a meal or a snack. First I make rice balls. My trusted Panko breadcrumbs make my arancini super crunchy, and I like it. The rice balls are so tasty as they are, but of course, this is my favorite way to enjoy them. Tomato sauce, […]