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How to Cook Japanese Rice in a Frying Pan

Recently, I’ve had many requests on cooking Japanese home-style food.  There are a lot of good cookbooks and recipes available, however, when living outside of Japan, it’s often difficult to find and get all the unique Japanese produce and ingredients.  So, I decided to put together simple recipes with ingredients that are readily available in the …

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Japanese Mixed Rice – Takikomi Gohan

The Japanese have a variety of mixed rice recipes. Some are called maze gohan and some are called takikomi gohan.  So, I asked my teacher, “what’s the difference?”  Maze gohan is when the rice is already cooked and you add ingredients to it, while takikomi gohan is when the ingredients are cooked with the rice …

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Sekihan Recipe – Festive Red Rice for the New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!  May 2012 be blessed for you and your family!   In Asia, the color red is always associated with festivities, such as red lanterns, red envelopes, red clothing and red ornaments. Red is also used in food.  One of these red foods for festive occasions in …

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Japanese Beef Curry in a Slow Cooker

Japanese curry is different from Indian curry because it’s something I would call, semi-homemade, not made from scratch. The “curry” is packaged into cubes of curry blocks that’s just added to your pot of meat, vegetables and water; similar to an instant sauce. There are Japanese and Korean food companies that make a variety of …

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Spring Menu – Salad and Dessert

In the two previous blogs we’ve covered the appetizers and main courses.  This blog will have the remainder recipes for the salad, rice, pickles and dessert. Asian meals usually have rice, pickles and soup to round them off. The pickled vegetables in Japan and China, tend to be salty and sour while the Koreans enjoy …

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