OKAZU Tofu Kara-age

OKAZU Tofu Kara-age

September 10, 2016

 Deep fried, crispy, and delicious. Top with a little more Okazu.

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Chikuzen-ni: Japanese Stewed Root Vegetable

Chikuzen-ni: Japanese Stewed Root Vegetable

September 10, 2016

This dish originates in the northern-most part of Kyushu, one of Japan's four main islands. Chikuzen-ni falls under the category of nimono, or boiled things. This is Japanese comfort food and this dish can be made on large quantities to keep in the fridge for bento-making, or as a side dish at dinner time.

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Asazuke: Japanese Quick Pickle Salad

September 10, 2016

Here is our recipe for a simple and refreshing quick pickle salad featuring nappa cabbage and smashed cucumbers. It's a terrific dish to prepare once every week or two and keep in the fridge to pull out as a ready to go side for all kinds of meals.

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Tip | Bento Making Safety Check List

Tip | Bento Making Safety Check List

September 09, 2016

Bento making is a great way to eat local, healthy food, and can be an outlet for your creativity. In order to keep it safe though, proper preparation is a must in order to avoid food poisoning, especially in a hot summer like the one we’ve had this year.

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Recipe | Kale Asazuke Salad by Ichiko Okazaki

Recipe | Kale Asazuke Salad by Ichiko Okazaki

September 08, 2016

Our newest team member, holistic nutritionist and mom, Ichiko has shared her recipe for a modern western take on a Japanese quick-pickle recipe. 

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Vegan OKAZU Pizza

Vegan OKAZU Pizza

August 31, 2016

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Makes 3 12" Pizzas
Serves: 6-8 servings

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OKAZU Soba Noodles with Miso Avocado Sauce

OKAZU Soba Noodles with Miso Avocado Sauce

July 01, 2016

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How to cook rice quiz; Fluffing

How to cook rice quiz; Fluffing

February 15, 2016

Onigiri Society Quiz: let's learn about rice! Vol .58

This quiz is about cooking rice.

All that is needed to cook rice is water and heat. Cooking rice may seem easy, but if you want to cook really delicious rice, it is a difficult task that requires skills and knowledge. Each step of the rice cooking process has an important function that effects the flavour and texture of the final product. Without a solid understanding of the rice cooking process, even the the most highly ranked, and expensive rice will yield disappointing results, and you will have waisted your money on such a premium product.

The process of cooking rice can be broken down into the following functions: preservation, washing, draining, soaking, adding water, heating, steaming, and fluffing. Each step in the process has a meaning and a purpose.

Now, here is a one question quiz about fluffing rice. To fluff the rice, use a rice paddle to cut a cross in the cooked rice and then using the paddle scoop rice from the bottom of the pot and turn it over, gently mixing up all the rice so that grains from the bottom are now near the top of the pot, and vice versa. When, out of the following options, is the best time in the cooking process to fluff the rice?

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How to cook Maitake mushroom rice

How to cook Maitake mushroom rice

September 20, 2015

Ingredients:
Haigamai rice (or white rice) /300g
Maitake mushroom /150g
Dried shiitake mushroom /4 medium sized
Dried kelp /10g
Cooking sake /2 tsp
Soy sauce (or Tamari) /2 tsp
Salt /1tsp
Cold water /300ml

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