Saturday, February 09, 2013

This is a traditional Japanese breakfast demi-porridge. Unlike a regular porridge, you don't cook it to draw the starches out. Start with some cold, leftover rice in a bowl. Boil a pot of water, and then brew some genmai-cha -- this is an inexpensive green tea flavored with toasted brown rice. Pour the hot tea over the rice. Add salt. If you have it, you can add a salted pickled plum (umeboshi). Also popular is some salmon flakes. Stir it up and eat.

There are also some expensive packets to make this "instantly". I think the instant stuff is inferior to using brewed tea.

Posted by John K


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