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Tamago Kake Gohan

Once in awhile, I'll feel adventurous and actually invest time in what I'm cooking for the week. Most recently, I decided to make homemade dashi (Japanese cooking stock). It's been awhile since I attempted, but was inspired to do it again after my Japan trip in April. The beauty of dashi is that you just need 3 main ingredients: 1) dried kelp, 2) bonito flakes, and 3) water. Secondly, you can store the dashi broth in your fridge or freezer for up to weeks. With dashi being a staple in most Japanese food, this gave me an opportunity to make various Japanese dishes with my new batch of homemade stock.

I used Just One Cookbook's dashi recipe. After I was done, I was a bit torn about throwing out all of the kelp and bonito flakes I had just cooked. Thankfully, Just One Cookbook also had a recipe on how to make homemade furikake seasoning using the leftover dash ingredients! I decided to use both the dashi broth and furikake to make my version of "Tomago Kake Gohan" (which is egg on rice).

Tamago Kake Gohan

Prep Time: 45 min

Cook Time: 25 min (if using homemade furikake); 10 min (if using pre-made furikake)

Yields: 2 serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 yolk confit

  • Check out my 'how-to' recipe

  • 1 cup rice

  • 2 cups dashi (Japanese cooking stock)

  • ​Example recipe from Just One Cookbook

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or to taste)

  • 3 tbsp furikake (homemade or pre-made seasoning)

  • Example recipe from Just One Cookbook

  • Pinch of salt

  • Green onions (for garnish)

  • Olive oil

Directions:

  • First start off by making the yolk confit. This can take up to 45 minutes.

  • Note: While Japan tends to use raw egg, I highly recommended preparing as "yolk confit" (as eggs may not be as fresh or have been processed differently in the U.S.)

  • While the yolk is baking, prepare the rice. Wash the rice with water, rinse/drain, and repeat 3 times. Add the drained rice to the rice cooker, add the dashi, then cook.

  • If making homemade furikake, prepare while the rice is cooking.

  • If using pre-made seasoning, wait until rice is cooked.

  • Once rice is cooked, heat up olive oil over a large pan over medium heat. Add the cooked rice and soy sauce to the pan. Continuously sauté so the rice does not burn. Then add furikake and mix evenly.

  • Turn off stove, and transfer rice to serving plates. Add the yolk confit to each serving plate. Garnish with salt and green onions. Serve warm.

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