After having a heavy new year party meal, you may want to give your stomach a little break..Zousui can be commonly eaten when you want to have something light. This time I used mentaiko and yamaimo mixture to top off the rice. Mentaiko itself has very concentrated flavor. Mixing with yamaimo is one of the perfect way to eat!
[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves one ~
100g Steamed rice,polished rice:brown rice(1:1)
Salt to taste
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧to see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!
[ Directions ]
1. This time I used half polished(regular)rice and half brown rice.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧You can of course go with only regular rice. Using leftover rice is also absolutely fine!
2. Wash well and cook it as usual.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧You can use either a rice cooker or pot.
3. Soak a pice of konbu/sea kelp in a pot filled with measured water for at least 30 minutes.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧Soaking water can release lots of flavor. To extract maximumly, You can soak over night.
4. To remove mentaiko skin, place it on tinfoil. Make a slit in the middle.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧Mentaiko is marinated cod raw. This color comes from chili pepper. It has very concentrated flavor. It’s been cured and it’s ready to eat.
5. Scrape the raw away from the skin.
6. You should have skin stack on the tinfoil while scraping the raw.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧Using tinfoil can avoid transferring fishy smell and color to your cutting board!
7. Grate yamaimo with fine grater or you can put into a plastic bag and pound it until puree.
8. Add the mentaiko into the yamaimo puree.
9. Mix well.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧This mixture can also go with soba, udon!
10. Blanch or steam broccoli.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧You can use any green vegetable.
11. Finely chop the broccoli.
12. Chop green onion.
13. After soaking konbu, bring the water to a boil. Add salt to taste.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧You can also add some soy sauce if you like!
14. Make sure your rice is ready.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧You can use either hot or cold rice.
15. Add the rice into the pot and simmer it for 1minute or so.
(๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧Try not to cook for a long time. This is not Congee.
16. Add the broccoli.
17. Lastly, cover the surface with mentaiko & yamaimo mixture.
Mentaiko & yamaimo are both edible, just warm up a little and enjoy the color and smooth texture!
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