RECIPE: Nanakusa Gayu (Seven Herb Rice Porridge)
Nanakusa Gayu (seven herb rice porridge) is traditionally enjoyed on January 7 in Japan as a way to soothe the body and calm the stomach after all the holiday indulgences from the New Year’s celebrations.
- 1 cup cooked rice
- 300ml water
- 1 package Seven Dried Herbs Mix
- 1 tsp soy sauce*
- ½ - 1 tsp dashi powder*
- Dash of salt
- In a pot, add the water and cooked rice, and bring to a simmer. This makes a rice porridge known as okayu.
- When the rice becomes sticky, add the seven herbs mix, soy sauce, dashi, and salt.
- Stir to combine and enjoy hot.
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