Ginger. I love this herb! When I was a kid I didn’t like them because they prick my tongue hard, but a small amount of ginger in noodles or tofu gives a refreshing flavor which no other herbs can give. In my household, mixed rice wasn’t on the dining table in my childhood, but since I’m in charge now I can play with what to mix with precious fluffy rice!
Ginger’s nice herby flavor + crunchy radish + mellow bonito?
You can’t resist getting another one!
Ginger Radish Rice
- 1.5 cup rice
- 1.5 cup water
- 1 tablespoon ginger – grated
- 2 medium radishes – shredded
- 1 bunch scallion
- 1 pinch bonito flakes
- 1 teaspoon bonito stock
- Some salt to taste
- Cook rice by combining rice and water.
- When rice is ready, add all other ingredients and mix well.
Mmm, nice! If you make too many of them, let’s make a rice ball and bring it to school/lunch! They can be a little refreshing snack in your break time:)
By the way, can you see the difference between ginger, galangal, or turmeric? When I visited Chinese grocery, I mistakenly brought back some galangal instead of ginger and tried to put them on my cold tofu. Galangal was harder, spicier than ginger, so please feel pity on me-hoping-to-get-ginger-tofu-and-brought-the-first-bite! (Oops…) And eventually it grew in my kitchen, showing how strong it is to live!
<Other Mixed Rice Recipes>
Japanese people’s school lunch favorite! Wakame Mixed Rice
For mushroom lovers! Mushroom Soy Rice (Takikomi-Gohan)
Refreshing sour flavor! Sour Plum Perilla Mixed Rice
Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)