Barbecued Japanese Rice Cakes (onigiri)

Barbecued Japanese rice cakes (onigiri)This is a very authentic, traditional Japanese recipe. Heat up the barbecue and in minutes you'll have rice cakes clutched in your hands.

2 cups premium short-grain rice or sushi rice
2 tablespoons soy sauce

Authentic Sumo Hot Pot That Nurtures Mightiest Champion Lands In Hong Kong

Authentic sumo hot pot that nurtures mightiest champion lands in Hong KongMore than 1,000 Japanese restaurants call Hong Kong home, but the newest one may be a bit special to one of the nation's finest athletes -- and to the government in Tokyo.
The eatery was brought over by a record-holding sumo wrestling grand champion, Hakuho Sho, who made a rare visit to the Chinese territory Tuesday for the debut of a restaurant that specializes in an authentic hot pot dish that nurtured his career, body and strength.

Subaru: Save The Date For A Meaningful Plate

Subaru: Save the Date for a Meaningful PlateDining Out For Life® hosted by Subaru® is a restaurant-based event with a truly scrumptious call to action: Dine at one of the 3,000 participating restaurants in more than 60 cities across North America on Thursday, April 27th* and that restaurant will donate a generous portion of the day’s proceeds to fund HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, testing, counseling and other essential services in their city.

Granny Calls The Shots On Seafood Dishes Based On Mom's Recipes

Granny calls the shots on seafood dishes based on mom's recipesTokiko Suzuki, affectionately known as "Granny Tokiko" on TV cooking programs, credits her mother Chiyo for her skills in the kitchen.
“She taught me most of the dishes that people keep telling me are delicious," says the 92-year-old Suzuki. “She was called O-Chiyo-san. Being the youngest of six siblings, I was always by her side.”

Quinoa Rainbow Sushi

Quinoa rainbow sushiINGREDIENTS
110g (1/2 cup) red quinoa
250ml (1 cup) water
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 beetroot, peeled
1 carrot, peeled
1 small red capsicum, deseeded
3 small yellow squash
1/2 avocado
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 nori sheets
Tamari, to serve

Granny Tokiko’s Tasty Take On 3 Seasonal Spinach Dishes

Granny Tokiko’s tasty take on 3 seasonal spinach dishesTokiko Suzuki, 92, is affectionately known as “Granny Tokiko” on TV cooking programs, such as NHK’s “Kyo no Ryori,” in which she has appeared for more than four decades.
Suzuki was born in present-day Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, in 1924. After offering cooking lessons at home, she debuted as a cooking expert at the age of 46. She specializes in home cooking, mainly Japanese cuisine, with a seasonal focus.

Japanese Crispy Chicken Bowl

Japanese crispy chicken bowlTurn your favourite sushi roll into a tasty rice bowl with this Japanese-inspired crispy chicken dish.

1 1/2 cups (300g) medium-grain rice
Vegetable oil, to shallow fry
600g Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Breast Schnitzel
150g snow peas, trimmed, thickly sliced
4 Coles Brand Australian Free Range Eggs, fried
1/4 cup (70g) drained pickled ginger
1 carrot, cut into long matchsticks
1 avocado, stone removed, peeled, sliced
1 nori sheet, finely shredded
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted

Rice Toppings With Back Stories To Tell, ‘kiriae’ And ‘yatara’

Rice toppings with back stories to tell, ‘kiriae’ and ‘yatara’Getting children to eat nutritious food that may be tasty but not exactly easy on the eyes can be a challenge, as any parent knows. But attaching a story to those dishes can work wonders.
DAIDOCO, a team of three in the food business who try to maintain the tradition of local dishes, also know the power a good story can have when it comes to food.

Winter Best Season For Seri In Hot Pot

Winter best season for seri in hot potThere are a variety of main ingredients for nabe hot pot dishes — pork, chicken and seafood, to name a few. But in Miyagi Prefecture and its vicinity, seri, a type of Japanese parsley, has been gaining popularity.
Seri is widely known as one of the seven kinds of spring herbs in Japan. Belonging to the Japanese parsley family, this perennial grows naturally in paddies and watery environments across the nation.

Inside-out Chicken Avocado Rolls

Inside-out chicken avocado rollsInside-out or right way round, sushi always tastes fantastic.

You'll need a bamboo sushi mat for rolling.
1 cup sushi rice
1/4 cup sushi seasoning (see note)
2 nori sheets, halved
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 cup shredded barbecued chicken
1 small avocado, cut into strips
1 large red capsicum, cut into strips

2 Local Salmon Dishes Passed Down In Niigata Prefecture

2 local salmon dishes passed down in Niigata PrefectureLocated on the Sea of Japan coast, Niigata Prefecture is often associated with salmon.
This week, the DAIDOCO team, which comprises three people in the food business who are trying to maintain the tradition of local dishes, focus on dishes using salmon that have been passed down in the prefecture.

California Rolls

California rollsEasy and tasty, these California rolls are also a FODMAP friendly recipe for a Low FODMAP diet.

You'll need a bamboo sushi mat for rolling.
1 cup sushi rice
1/4 cup sushi seasoning (see note)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons wasabi paste
3 nori sheets
1 small avocado, peeled, cut into strips
1 medium red capsicum, cut into strips
170g can crab meat, drained
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Teriyaki Chicken And Rice Noodle Stir-fry

Teriyaki chicken and rice noodle stir-fryThis dish gets a big tick from us - it's low-fat, great value and on the table in 25 minutes. For a healthy weeknight meal, you can rely on this Japanese-style stir-fry with sweet soy, rice noodles, tender chicken and tasty vegies.