Carrot Chip Onigiri

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I had a bit of an epiphany recently.  I have said for years that my favorite food was sushi.  But when I was making a batch of onigiri for the kids last month I realized that although I do love sushi, there is another food that is my true favorite—onigiri.  The first thing I ate […]

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Edamame Salad with Miso Dressing on Endive Leaves

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Edamame with Miso Dressing on Endive Leaves Makes 5 to 6 servings 16 ounces frozen, shelled edamame 1 1/2 tablespoons white miso paste 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tablespoons freshly squeeze orange juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon peeled, grated fresh ginger 2 small Fuji apples, peeled, […]

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice

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Japanese Chicken Curry Rice Makes 6 to 8 servings 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs with skin on, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large yellow onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger 4 teaspoons curry powder (I use S&B) 2 teaspoons kosher salt […]

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot

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Tori No Mizutaki—Chicken & Vegetable Hot Pot Makes approximately 6 servings Recipe Notes: If you can’t find shiitake mushrooms, you can use your favorite mushrooms instead.  For a heartier meal, serve this nabe with steamed rice or noodles. 8 cups water 1 large piece of kombu (about 30 square inches) (optional) 4 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos

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Kiwi Shrimp Banh Mi Tacos Makes 8 soft tacos For the carrot daikon cucumber quick pickle: 2/3 cup carrot matchsticks 2/3 cup white daikon radish matchsticks 2/3 cup cucumber matchsticks* 1/4 cup rice vinegar 4 teaspoons granulated sugar generous pinch of salt For the taco filling: 12 ounces medium shrimp, cooked and peeled 4 green […]

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Nirvana’s Carrot Halwa

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Nirvana’s Carrot Halwa Makes 8 — 10 servings 2 pounds grated carrots 4 cups milk 2 cups granulated sugar 1 2/3 cup dry powdered milk 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds 3 tablespoons ghee Optional: Cashews or crushed pistachios for garnish. 1. Put the carrots and milk in a large pot and bring to a boil over […]

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gohan Stew

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gohan Stew Makes 6 – 8 servings 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 – 4 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced 6 cups chicken broth 5 ounces frozen green peas, defrosted 5 ounces carrots, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks 3/4 cup uncooked Japanese rice 3 tablespoons soy sauce […]

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Carrot Sesame Salad

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Carrot Sesame Salad Makes 4 servings 3 – 4 medium size carrots (about 7 ounces total), washed and peeled 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1. With a vegetable peeler, slice the carrots into long ribbons.  Set […]

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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi

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FM’s Quick & Easy Chirashi Sushi Makes 3 – 5 servings 2 cups warm, freshly prepared steamed Japanese rice 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Kinshi tamago (shredded egg crêpes) or sweetened scrambled eggs Assorted toppings: Cooked shrimp, green beans/snow peas, thinly sliced carrots, thinly sliced cucumber, nori (dried seaweed) […]

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