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Ochazuke

Ochazuke is a comforting Japanese dish that includes rice, a hot broth of green tea and various savory toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 3 oz fillet of sustainable salmon, salted
  • 1 cup cooked rice
  • 1-2 TBSP broken/roughly chopped Japanese rice crackers
  • 1 tsp shredded or thinly sliced nori, dried/roasted seaweed
  • 1 tsp furikake, Japanese rice seasoning
  • 2 TBSP strands of mitsuba, trefoil, chopped; or 1 thinly sliced scallion
  • Wasabi, optional, for taste
  • 1 cup of Arbor Teas Genmaicha, Sencha or Hojicha green tea, prepared as per instructions on package
  • 1 TBSP Kikkoman soy sauce, optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In the meantime, prepare/cook the rice.
  • Salt the salmon fillet and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Prepare the tea and set aside.
  • Once the salmon is done, flake it with a fork to break it down into bite-sized pieces.
  • Place the rice in a large bowl and top with the salmon, pour tea over the salmon and rice, and your selection of savory ingredients.
  • Add soy sauce to broth if desired.