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Green Tea Risotto

Ochazuke (Green Tea Risotto) is a delicious dish that a novice cook can master.

Serves 4


  • 4 cups cooked Japanese rice
  • 4 umeboshi plums, stoned and finely chopped
  • I dessert-spoon furikake (mixed sesame seed and sea salt)
  • 1 spring onion very finely sliced
  • 1 dessert-spoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 1 salmon steak
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Freshly made green tea
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi


  1. Cut the nori into fine, strips.
  2. Rub the salt into the salmon steak and grill or dry-fry until cooked. Allow to cool, then pull it apart into flakes.
  3. Put cooked rice into a bowl, heating it if it is cold by pouring boiling water over it and immediately draining.
  4. Add the spring onion, ginger, furikake, nori, and flaked salmon steak to the warm rice and mix.
  5. Divide rice into four individual bowls and pour freshly made green tea over the rice until it reaches half-way the level of the rice.
  6. Top with the chopped umeboshi plums, and serve with a small dollop of wasabi in a dipping saucer by the side.

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