Quick and easy omelet rice for cooking in the mornings!
150g Cooked rice
1/4 Onion (diced)
Ketchup to your taste
Salt and pepper
Chicken, Corn, Carrots or any vegetables of your choice
Saute onion with oil in a skillet until soft.
Add ketchup (start with 2tbs) and mix with the onion.
Add rice and your choice of meat/vegetables. Saute.
Adjust the flavor with ketchup, salt and peppers.
Shape round ball, using plastic wrap.
Place in a bento box.
Salt and peppers
Beat egg and add salt and pepper.
Pour into a small egg mini pan and cook both sides.
Place on the rice in the bento box.
(Cut slits on 4 sides to make it easier to cover the rice)
Posted by Mayumi at Thursday, May 23, 2013
Whenever I make curry, I think about monkey ever since I made this curry!
This time, I tried with dry curry, which is popular in Japan.
It's great for lunch box!
Found vegetarian dry curry recipe on a Japanese cooking website.
It got good reviews, like "I made this for my husband and he didn't notice that it was tofu!"
So I gave it a try:) Let's see what my husband thinks!
50g Dried tofu (available at Japanese grocery stores)
2 Chili pequin
1 Garlic clove
1/2 onions (diced)
1 Carrot (diced)
3 Green beans (diced)
1tbs Worcester sauce
3tbs Curry powder
1tbs Soy source
salt and pepper
1. Grate dried tofu
2.Heat oil in a skillet. Saute garlic, chili and onion.
3. Add carrots, onions and green beans and cook.
4. Add ketchup, sauce, soy sauce, sake, yogurt and soy sauce.
5. Adjust the flavor with salt and pepper.
Make monkey's face with seaweed and ears with quail eggs!
Posted by Mayumi at Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today's lunch bento for my hubby<3
- Pig rice ball
- Eggs and Tomatoes mushrooms
- Ginger pork with carrots
- Vegetable fry balls
I used this mini hot dogs to make the pig.
Slice and poke holes with a cut straw to make a nose.
Cut another slice into two to make ears.
Joint parts with dry pasta. (past will get soften by the time you eat, absorbing the water from the food)
Cut seaweed to make eyes!
Cut cherry tomatoes in half and connect with boiled quail eggs using dry pasta.
Poke holes in sliced cheese with straw. Put on tomatoes with mayonnaise.
Silicone side dish cups and leaf shape dividers♪
I got these bento items at Daiso.
They have cute and cheap bento goods! Love the store.
Posted by Mayumi at Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Have you been disappointed by vegan sushi?? Yes, I have!!!!!
I wasn't a big fun of vegan sushi until I had this seared shiitake and avocado sushi roll.
This is SO good!
Even my "meatarian" husband loves this.
I love seared fish sushi, so bought a cooking torch last year to sear fish by myself.
I seared shiitake with it, but if you don't have it, you can just sear it over high heat on the grill:)
Ingredients (for about 4 rolls)
4 Shiitake mushroom
*Sushi rice (I used 2 cup of uncooked rice)
*See Sushi Cake post for sushi rice
1. Cut shiitake, drizzle olive oil and sprinkle salt
2. Sear the shiitake (either with torch or on the grill)
3. Just roll it with sliced avocado!!!
See "Make My Sushi", if you are not familiar with sushi roll. I think this website is good.
Made too much chili? Then make this crispy bread!
Well, I wanted to make Japanese curry buns, but I was too lazy to make bread.
This is the easy recipe, using store-bought bread.
It's not soft like Japanese curry buns, but it's nice and crunchy :)
What you need:
2 serving Chili
4 slices Store-bought bred
ketchup, curry powder, black peppers to taste
4 tbs Oil
1. Make mushed potatoes. I used 1, but it depends on how much chili you have left.
2. Mix mushed potatoes and chili over medium heat. (use more or less potato to get desired hardness)
3. Add ketchup, curry powder and pepper to taste
4. Roll out bread (spread butter if you want)
5. Put chili mix and fold in half
6. Brush the edges with beaten egg and press with fork to seal.
7. Dip the bread into beaten egg and then bread crumbs
8. Place on a baking pan and drizzle oil
9. Bake for about 20 mins at 400F
Posted by Mayumi at Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Watched the movie "Fork over Knives" with my husband the other day.
I had tried to avoid animal protein before watching this movie, but he LOVEs meat so I cook meat for him sometimes. But this movie makes me worried about his health!
Even though he still doesn't seem to care about it, I've started looking into vegetarian recipes more than ever before.
I found vegetarian chili recipe on food network.
I changed the ingredient as follow;
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onions
1 cup chopped red bell peppers
2 cloves minced garlic
2 peppers, stemmed, seeded, and minced, depending upon taste
1 medium zucchini, stem ends trimmed and cut into small dice
2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears)
2 large portobello mushrooms, stemmed, wiped clean and cubed
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespooon ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
3 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
3 cups cooked black beans, or canned beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup vegetable stock, or water
3 tablespoon Miso
In a large, heavy pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, garlic, and serrano peppers, and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the zucchini, corn, and mushrooms, and cook, stirring, until soft and the vegetables give off their liquid and start to brown around the edges, about 6 minutes. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt and cayenne, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the beans, tomato sauce, and vegetable stock, stir well, and bring to a boil. Add miso. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes. Add rice cheese.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro. Adjust the seasoning, to taste.
I added 3 tablespoon Miso to this recipe to make it milder. ( I recommend less sodium one)
And rice cheese to get the consistency of a thick soup.
My husband loved this chili!! even though there is no meat in it.
And great cornbread recipe here
I made it look like bear:)
All you need is fried pasta and cookie cutters!
Make ears and nose using cookie cutters with another cornbread.
Join the parts using the fried pasta.
Posted by Mayumi at Tuesday, April 23, 2013