September 21, 2007

An Ode To Japan-Tuna Rice

Can you imagine that the can of Tuna which sits quietly staring at you in your grocery aisle is actually loaded with all the essential nutrients.Our research shows that 1(100 gms)small can of Tuna contains 23gms of proteins, 80.4mcg of Selenium and 230mg of Omega 3. Loads of protein, Uh? Japanese has this fish as their staple seafood like we Indians have potatoes or dal.The rice to water ratio varies slightly for different varieties of rice. For Japanese rice, the ratio is 1:1 1/4. We adapted this recipe from Setsuko Yoshizuka's recipe collection.

1/2 cup Japanese rice
1 can tuna(preferably Starkist brand)
1 tbsp sake
3 tbsp soysauce

Wash the Japanese rice in water and keep aside for an hour. In a rice cooker add the rice, sake, soy sauce and tuna. Mix well. Add 1 1/4 cups of water and cook till done. Cooking time is 10-12 mins.


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