Rice & Noodles

Leftover Turkey Ramen

*I hope you’ll join me in participating in 24 Days of Giving—one simple way each day, from December 1st through the 24th, to do an act of service for someone else. You can get all the details you need here. ——————————————————————————– I hope you had the most amazing Thanksgiving!  I know we did!  Now that [...]

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Vegetable Yaki Udon for a Moon Viewing Bento

Squirrel’s second grade class has been studying the moon for the past couple of weeks, and she’s been charting the moon’s changes each evening at home as an assignment for her Chinese class.

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Spicy Cucumber Guacamole Sushi Roll—Getting back into a school routine

You’d think that it would be harder for my girls to get back into their school routines, especially considering this is Bug’s first year of formal schooling as a kindergartner.

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Fuji Chicken Noodle Soup

This post is brought to you by McCormick. Chicken noodle soup is a dish entrenched in American culture, and although it seems that every family has a chicken noodle soup recipe, each of those recipes has subtle, and sometimes not-so-subtle, differences.  Some soups feature a light broth, whereas others sport a heavier cream base.  Some [...]

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Chicken Pad Thai for the Soul

Have you ever had a dish that just sounds good, and so you go through a streak where you eat it all the time?  Pad Thai has been that dish for me lately.  I’ve been making it once a week for the past month.  It has just been hitting the spot!  If you’re not already [...]

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Honey Ginger Chicken Soboro Onigiri

As I mentioned yesterday, I filmed a segment for Studio 5 that was all about onigiri.  I had an absolute blast.  Brooke Walker, the host, is a doll, and was a great sport making onigiri with me.  The first time you make an onigiri, it usually falls apart (it takes one or two to learn [...]

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An Onigiri Primer

Yesterday I spent part of the day filming another segment for an episode of Studio 5 which airs today.  My segment was all about onigiri (“oh-nee-gee-ree”). (My recipe for Honey Ginger Chicken Soboro Onigiri, which I made in the segment, is posted here!)  Since TV time is short, I only got to make the briefest of [...]

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Greek Inspired Pasta Salad

What does pasta salad have to do with Halloween you might ask? Well, not much usually, but this year it was the dish I took to Mr. Fuji’s family Halloween party.  I tried to think of a clever name, since the pasta does look a bit like brains, but by the time the salad was [...]

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Hatch Chile Tantanmen

Hatch chile season (August through September) makes me ridiculously happy, and the Hatch chile recipe that I’m sharing with you today just makes me plain giddy.  (If you’re looking for Hatch chiles, Frieda’s sells them at Ralph’s grocery stores.)  I am a total chile head, and Hatch chiles are one of my all-time favorites because [...]

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Shoyu Koji Shrimp Macaroni Gratin

I’ve talked about yoshoku (a dish that is a Japanese take on a Western dish) before, and the Japanese gratin is a great example of this. Gratin originated in French cuisine and is any dish that is topped with cheese or breadcrumbs, mixed with bits of butter, then heated in an oven or under the [...]

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