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Traditional Japanese Breakfast

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  • 3 1/2 oz short-grain rice
  • 2 tbsp mixed Japanese pickles, such as cucumber, daikon, cabbage
  • 1 tbsp instant dashi (Japanese stock) or vegetable
  • Stock powder
  • 2 1/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 tbsp white miso paste
  • 1 spring onion, very finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 5-oz fillets of salmon
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp bonito flakes or instant dashi powder (optional)
  • vegetable oil for cooking
Servings: 8

  1. Cook the rice according to the instructions.
  1. Put the instant dashi stock in a pan with the boiling water. Add the potato and simmer over medium heat for about six minutes, or until the potato is cooked.
  2. Ladle some soup from the pan into a bowl and dissolve the miso in it. Gradually return the miso mixture to the soup. Stir the soup gently but don't let it come to the boil once you've added the miso. Turn off the heat and add the chopped spring onion.
  3. Serve hot in small bowls.
  1. Mix the ginger, spring onion and soy sauce together and pour over the salmon fillets. Leave them to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  2. Pour a little boiling water into the grill pan and place the fish on the grill rack above the water (this keeps it moist while it grills). Grill the fish under medium to high heat for about 5-6 minutes on each side, taking care not to overcook it.
  1. Combine the eggs, sugar, soy sauce and bonito flakes (or instant dashi), if using, and mix the ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Heat a little vegetable oil in a small, non-stick frying pan over medium to high heat and add the egg mixture. Agitate the eggs, using a wooden spoon, so the texture of the omelette remains fluffy.
  3. When the eggs are half-cooked, fold the omelette in half, to make a semi-circle, then fold the curving section inwards to form a rectangle, and then fold the ends inwards until you have what looks like a little square package. This creates the distinctive layered effect, called tamagoyaki, characteristic of a Japanese omelette.
  4. Flip the “package” over and cook for a further two minutes. Cut into quarters.
  1. Japanese etiquette decrees that you place the bowl of rice on your left and the bowl of miso soup on your right. Serve the fish on a separate plate, the pickles in a small bowl, and the omelette on another small plate. Now test your hungover skills with chopsticks.

Estimated Nutrient Breakdown:

Calories: 1,872.27
Weight: 1,941.25g
Total Fat: 78.63g
Saturated Fat: 15.76g
Trans-Fat: 0.22g
Monounsaturated Fat: 33.51g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 18.99g
Protein: 104.30g

Cholesterol: 656.56g
Sodium: 3,845.31g
Calcium: 238.74g
Magnesium: 298.06g
Potassium: 3,823.07g
Iron: 9.75g
Zink: 6.63g
Phosphorus: 1,498.30

Vit A: 245.08
Vit B1: 1.23
Vit B2: 1.65
Vit B3: 37.29
Vit B6: 3.78
Vit B12: 10.35
Vit D: 2.64
Vit E: 2.64
Vit K1: 86.10


Caution: Gluten,Wheat,Sulfites,FODMAP
Health Notes: Sugar-Conscious,Peanut-Free,Tree-Nut-Free,Alcohol-Free,
Notes: I be nuts about components, because they are adorable!

Author: Epicurious
Tags: Wild Food Box

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