Posts Tagged Rice

Miso meat sauce on rice (肉味噌ご飯)

Experiment: Miso meat sauce on rice

Introduction:
Hmm, latelyI’m trying to make some dishes that would last me a few days, or something that I can make lots and put in the freezer for a while without loosing much taste.  Well, meat sauce came into my mind.  I have made miso meat sauce before, but I lost the recipe, so  I searched on Cookpad to find the recipe.  Well, I found lots of recipes on cookpad (actually, what can’t you find on cookpad?).  I found that many of the recipes include soy sauce, sugar, sake, mirin, and of course, miso paste.  The proportion varies from recipe to recipe.  Well, I just took the “average” and added the leftover seasoning in my fridge.  The result?  Good good! hehe!  And I have enough leftover to put in the freezer! 

Materials: (serve about 6)
1-1.5 lbs ground pork1.5 tbsp sugar

1.5 tbsp finely chopped shallot
1.5 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1.5 tbsp finely chopped ginger

1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sake
1 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp miso

Oil

Rice
cuccumber, thinly slice

Procedure:
1) Turn the heat on high.  Pour about 1 tbsp oil in a frying pan.

2) Put in the shallot, garlic and ginger.  Stir until you can smell the fragrant, then put the pork in.

3) When the pork is almost done, put in the soy sauce, sake, mirin sugar and miso. 

4) Turn the heat to medium, and let it simmer.  Stir occasionaly.

5) When the liquid has evaporaated, it’s done!

6) Put rice on a plate/bowl, then put the cuccumber on rice, and then the meat sauce on rice.

 

Results:

 

Discussions:
1) You can add an onsen egg on top to add more “flavour.”  I loooove eggs!

2) You can put this sauce on top of steamed veggies, or stir fry veggies with this.  Or you can put eggplants into this sauce as well.  It’s pretty versatile!  That’s why I like this sauce.

3) The proportions of the seasonings and sauce are quite… arbitrary.  If you like it sweeter, you can add more sugar, or if you like it spicier, you can add more ginger. 

 

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Tuna Mayo Rice Bowl (ツナマヨご飯)

Experiment: Tuna Mayo Rice Bowl (ツナマヨご飯)

Introduction:
My friend, Miss S, was telling me about a dish that she saw in a Japanese recipe magazine. She highly recommends it, coz it’s quick, cheap and yummy. Well, doesn’t it sound “cheapickdorable?” hehe. Anyway, I think this dish is great for summer coz you don’t need to turn on the stove at all! Oh, provided that you have a rice cooker of course. 😛

Materials: (serves 2)
2 bowls of rice
1 can of tuna
a few stalks of green onions, finely chopped
mayonnaise (as much as you like)
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs

sesame seeds
shredded seaweed

Method:
1) In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, green onions, mayonnaise, salt and pepper.

2) Put the rice on top of a plate, then half of the tuna mayo on the rice.

3) In a small cup, crack the egg in, and then pour tap water into the cup. Just pour enough to cover the egg. Microwave it for about 20 seconds, or until it’s cooked on the outside and runny on the inside. You might actually have to test it coz everyone microwave is different. OH and I find that the container makes a difference too! So it’s better to microwave it for shorter time first then slowly add 5 seconds at a time. Anyways… you can try it at home.

4) Put the egg on top of the tuna mayo.

5) Sprinkle as much sesame seeds and seaweed on top as you like.

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Discussions:
1) I think this dish took me like… 5 minutes to complete?

2) It’s a cheap dish!!! Miss S told me that one time she got her tuna for $0.49, and that was quite recently. So this meal would cause her about $1.00 and it feeds two people! So cheap. I’ll remember to stock up on the tuna next time it goes on sale.

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Calbee chips with rice

Experiment: Calbee chips with rice

Introduction:
Last night, Mr. Clam and I had this conversation:

Me: What do you have for dinner tomorrow?
Mr. Clam: What do we have at home?
Me: We have nothing, so I’ll have to buy food tomorrow… I think I’ll go to T&T.  So what do you want for tomorrow?
Mr. Clam: Can you buy some Calbee chips?
Me: Calbee chips for DINNER???
Mr. Clam: I want Calbee chips…
Me: Fine!  Then you have Calbee chips for dinner… is that enough for you?
Mr. Clam: and rice too please!
Me: So JUST Calbee chips and rice?  Nothing else?
Mr. Clam: You can decide the rest…

Well!  I’m sure that he was joking around… BUT… I want him to take my “What-do-you-want-for-dinner?” question seriously… afterall, I don’t wanna think about what to eat EVERYDAY.  He should help me too… so I decided to make Calbee chips with rice for dinner tonight!

Materials:
Rice
1 bag Calbeechips (or whatever chips you like)
Sliced lettuce
Chopped tomato
Chopped avocado
1 lb minced beef
Chopped green onions
Cheese
Mayonnaise

Sauce:
1/2 small onion, chopp
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbs okonomiyaki sauce
1 tbs 7-flavour powder
1 tbs mirin
1 tsp chilli pepper powder (more if you like it spicy)
salt and pepper

Procedure:
1) Heat up a frying pan, pour some oil in, then put the chopped onions and garlic in.  Then put the ground beef in.

2) Mix all the sauce ingredients together, then pour in the frying pan.  Stir well with beef.  Cook until the beef is done.

3) Put the rice on a plate, then calbee chips, then lettuce, tomato and avocado, beef, cheese and green onions.

4) Last but not least, the Japanese mayonnaise.

Results:

 


Discussion:

1) Hmph! I made it! Calbee chips with rice!  Mr. Clam was speechless.

2) It was actually surprisingly very yummy! 🙂  I’ll definitely try it again! 

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Pork and Kimchi Rice bowl (豚キムチ丼)

Experiment: Pork and Kimchi Rice Bowl (豚キムチ丼)

Introduction:
Last weekend, Mr. Clam and I went Downtown to watch some Olympic stuff.  We went in a restaurant called “Ebi Ten” fo food.  There I tried a rice bowl called “Buta-Kim,” and I REALLY LIKED it!  When I was eating it, I thought to myself… “It shouldn’t be too hard to make at home…”  So I gave it a try tonight.

 Material: (serve 2-3)
200g thinly sliced pork
100g kimchi
1/4 onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tbs chopped garlic
2 tbs chopped green onion
Oil
Mayonnaise
Egg (optional)

Rice
Small pieces of lettuce

Sauce:
1 tbs mirin
1 tbs sake
1/2 tbs soy sauce
1/4 tbs sesame oil
1/2 tbs brown sugar
Salt

Procedure:
1) Mix all the sauce ingredients in a small bowl.

2) Heat up a frying pan, put some oil and chopped garlic in.  Then put the onion in.  Stir fry until the onion is brown and soft.

3) Put the pork in.  When the pork has changes colour, put in 1) and the Kimchi.  Stir fry until the pork is well cooked.

4) Now it’s time for the rice.  First put the rice a rice bowl, then put some lettuce on top.  Ok, now it’s time for the trick – MAYONNAISE!  I never thought of putting mayonnaise in a rice bowl until I tried it at Ebi Ten.  So remember to put some mayonnaise in your rice bowl!  It makes it taste SO much better!

5) Now, if you like eggs like me, you can put a sunny side up egg on your lettuce.  If you don’t like eggs, then you can skip this.

6) Of course, now you’ll need the kimchi pork!  Just simply put the pork on the lettuce, and green onion on top of the prok.  Viola!  There’s your Pork and Kimchi rice bowl!

Results:

Without egg:
 

With a sunny side up egg:

Discussions:
1) It was suprisingly good!  And the good thing is it doesn’t take long to make!  I think from cutting the onion to the finished product, it took me less than 20 mins.  🙂

2) I think I’ll start to put mayonnaise on EVERYTHING now coz it tastes so good!

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