7 Japanese Recipes with Rice

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Raw fish, steamed fish, deep-fried fish - you name it and Japan has it! Japanese cuisine has elevated seafood in every way possible. With a focus on fresh fish and raw food, Japan€'s population is one of the longest-lived in the world.Nigiri Sushi Two Ways by Reiko Hashimoto
1. Nigiri Sushi Two Ways
Nigiri Sushi Two Ways
Nigiri are traditional sushi, which use a rectangle of rice, topped with delicious raw fish. Reiko Hashimoto's classic nigiri are topped with salmon, and kombu cured sea bass, making them absolutely wonderful. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
2. Tuna Tataki Donburi
Tuna Tataki Donburi
This fresh and delicious tuna tataki is served over classically prepared rice to create Japanese Donburi. Ready in just 20 minutes, this makes a perfect dish to impress your friends on a warm summer's evening. Watch Chef Instructor Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video share some of her Japanese cooking secrets.
3. Spicy Tuna Salmon Sushi Roll
Spicy Tuna Salmon Sushi Roll
These decadent, low calorie sushi rolls are the perfect pre-dinner appetizer with which to impress your guests, yet also work great as finger food as part of a buffet. Each marries the contrasting flavors of tuna and salmon with a spicy fish tartar, blended with the more delicate flavors of sushi rice and avocado. Eye-catching and delicious, they’re so easy to make, you could easily knock out several batches in under an hour!
4. Sushi Masterclass
Sushi Masterclass
You will never forget the first time you make sushi in the comfort of your own home. Join Reiko Hashimoto in this Grokker Premium video as she shows you the tips and techniques that you will need to become a sushi expert and astound your friends and family. From cut rolls to inside-out rolls you will master all the basics of this delicious Japanese speciality.
5. How to Make Rilakkuma Omurice
How to Make Rilakkuma Omurice
This recipe is very easy. I used just a few simple ingredients available around you. But the only thing you need is patience! hehe Rilakkuma (which means relaxing bear in Japanese) is a very popular character in Japan. Omurice is omelette made with fried rice (ketchup flavored chicken rice) and usually topped with ketchup. I know you all like Kyaraben (character bento) but I decided to make it on a plate since you might not have a bento box at home. Of course you can pack it in your bento box :) Making Kyaraben is not that difficult. Just plan (draw picture) before you cook. Then you don't have to spend a lot of time cooking. I spent more time planning than cooking.
6. How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
How to Make Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls)
Rice ball is called "Onigiri" in Japanese. Mostly it's shape is triangle and you can either mix ingredients into rice or fill your favorite ingredient in the rice ball, or both! There are many furikake (rice seasoning) products at Asian grocery stores, so try out and see how you like it done :D
7. How to Make Bento Lunch Box
How to Make Bento Lunch Box
Using a tumbler as a bento box is popular among young people in Japan. My darling found this trend in the newspaper and asked me to make one for him. So, in this video I will show you some of the easy bento ideas that you might what to try in a busy morning :D Make sure you don't pack the foods that easily spoil! And when the weather is hot, please keep it in the fridge. Do not microwave the tumbler, of course.
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