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Category Archives: Rice/Grains

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, […]

Deconstructed Bahn Mi Rice Bowl

You have all the ingredients for your banh mi sandwich, but you are missing the right bread for it. What would you do? Make deconstructed bahn mi rice bowl! I talked about this Trader Joe’s super firm tofu before. This is REALLY firm and dense, and when cooked, the texture resembles that of chicken. That’s […]

“Z” Keema Curry
Z キーマカレー

Keema Curry is typically made with ground meat. I happened to have homemade plant-based “ground meat”, and I decided go for it. My other co-star in this curry is zucchini. I always try to find a way to sneak in some seasonal vegetables in my dishes. Served with brown rice. Delicious! We’ve been having unexpectedly […]

T-Roll with Mayo and Teriyaki

I make sushi rolls often, but I still get excited when I make one. As a result, I tend to prepare too much stuff to roll in. I don’t always do this, but it is fun to serve with sauce. I happened to have just made V mayo using this recipe (except that I used […]

Taco Quinoa

I think I’m getting better with the timing, because I now have another “taco” dish for Tuesday! I’m so proud of myself, but it’s probably not that difficult as we do eat some kind of “tacos” often. For this particular occasion I cooked both Jackfruit and tofu as a main filling, so it was kind […]

Field Poke Bowl

I’m from Japan, and naturally I love sushi. You may think I like Poke as well. Well, the first time I tried poke was the day after my wedding in Hawaii. I thought it would be cool to try poke where it was originated, however, my first poke was terrible! It was at a part […]

C-Steak Dinner

Do I still eat steak, you ask? Well, I do. I eat cauliflower steak! And it’s so much easier to cook this steak than meat. It’s so delicious that everyone should try it at least once. I’m from Japan, so of course I love rice, but I also like other kinds of grains, like this […]