|Ichi Go... One "Go" of rice in a wooden "masu" (also used for drinking sake)|
Don't think I'm dissing plain rice--we eat it nearly every day, and I would hardly know how to cook any more without my Suihanki (rice cooker). But sometimes it nice to gussy it up a little...
If you have soy sauce, sake, mirin (sweet cooking sake), some powdered Hon Dashi (stock), 3 pieces of Aburage (fried bean curd--the light yellow stuff at bottom left in the photo), and 300g of shiitake... then you can make Shiitake Gohan!
Wash 3 "go" of rice, and set aside to drain...
600ml dashi (= 1 tsp dashi powder into simmering water)
3Tbls soy sauce
1Tbls each sake and mirin
|Dekiagari! Oishiiii, ne! Daisuki na Shiitake Gohan!|
Give it a try next time you're tired of plain rice:-)) Leftovers are no problem--this rice makes great onigiri, too!
Mata asobou, ne!