|"Rice is main"|
One of the best things about cooking Japanese-style, is that I can have a filling, healthy dinner on the table in literally five minutes.
Rice goes into the rice cooker in the morning, timer set for 8 or 9 hours later to be ready at dinner time. That's wakame cup-soup on the right. I could make it myself, but when I'm busy the kind in the pouch that you add boiling water to is as good, and just as healthy. Umeboshi on top of the rice, and nori to the side. That white container on the left is Natto--fermented soybeans, which probably sounds weird, but which taste good once you've got used to them. One pack is 8g of protein and about 30cents--not bad!
|The Deli section is your friend...|
...The rest of our dinner--vegetables! Two from the deli section (the black simmered Hijiki on the far right, and the brown Kinpira Gobo--spicy, simmered Burdock root). Broccoli in the microwwave, and Goma Horenso (Sesame Spinach), which I can make in less than five minutes. Here's the recipe for Sesame Spinach--my kids *love* spinach like that. They usually eat it all before I get any, and I almost always take some out to save for my husband (he gets home later). Those veggies in the photo were for everybody, not just me:-)) Even when I have no time to cook, or I'm just plain tired, I can still make everybody eat at least five kinds of vegetables--ahhh....warms the cockles of my Mommy's heart!