Rice recipes, Japanese dish-Mentaiko&Yamaimo Zousui


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 Broccoli
100g Steamed rice,polished rice:brown rice(1:1)
45g Mentaiko
90g Yamaimo
3cm Konbu
200ml Water
Salt to taste

(•̀ㅂ•́)وto see Japanese seasonings explanations please click here!

[ Directions ]

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1. This time I used half polished(regular)rice and half brown rice.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can of course go with only regular rice. Using leftover rice is also absolutely fine!
2-
2. Wash well and cook it as usual.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use either a rice cooker or pot.

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3. Soak a pice of konbu/sea kelp in a pot filled with measured water for at least 30 minutes.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وSoaking water can release lots of flavor. To extract maximumly, You can soak over night.

2-
4. To remove mentaiko skin, place it on tinfoil. Make a slit in the middle.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وMentaiko 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.

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5. Scrape the raw away from the skin.

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6. You should have skin stack on the tinfoil while scraping the raw.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وUsing tinfoil can avoid transferring fishy smell and color to your cutting board!

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7. Grate yamaimo with fine grater or you can put into a plastic bag and pound it until puree.

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8. Add the mentaiko into the yamaimo puree.

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9. Mix well.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وThis mixture can also go with soba, udon!

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10. Blanch or steam broccoli.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use any green vegetable.

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11. Finely chop the broccoli.

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12. Chop green onion.

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13. After soaking konbu, bring the water to a boil. Add salt to taste.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can also add some soy sauce if you like!

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14. Make sure your rice is ready.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وYou can use either hot or cold rice.

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15. Add the rice into the pot and simmer it for 1minute or so.
(•̀ㅂ•́)وTry not to cook for a long time. This is not Congee.

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16. Add the broccoli.

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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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