Ume (Japanese Plum), Soy Sauce & Bancha (Green Tea) Brown Rice Okayu (Porridge)

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Prefecture: Aichi
Producer: Kojima Foods
Ingredients: Organic brown rice (domestic), plum paste, organic roasted green tea, soy sauce, ginger (includes soy and wheat)
Vegan, Dairy-free
Storage: Room temperature, consume immediately after opening.

Okayu (Japanese rice porridge similar to congee) is an easy to make traditional Japanese comfort food. The base of the porridge consists of rice which is simmered with extra water until the grains of rice are extremely soft, making it easily digestible and gentle on the stomach. 

Kojima Foods makes this okayu from domestically grown brown rice and thoughtfully flavors it with a seasoning of umeboshi (pickled plum) paste, soy sauce, grated ginger, and sannen bancha. Sannen bancha, also called three-year bancha, is a type of Japanese green tea made with mature tea leaves left after the summer or autumn harvest. The leaves are steamed, dried, and aged at room temperature for 3 years resulting in a lighter tea low in caffeine. Together, these ingredients echo those of plum sauce tea, which is said to help fight fatigue, and the resulting porridge carries a savory aroma of bancha and the slight fruity tang of plums. 

Kojima Foods believes in the nutrition of brown rice and has made it their mission to make their delicious, high-quality brown rice products accessible to everyone. They take great care in securing only the best organic rice made by local farmers for their products, which are easy to prepare and ideal for those leading busy lives but still seeking well-balanced meals.

Suggested uses: This nourishing porridge can be served hot or at room temperature. We suggest trying it hot on cold days or days when you are feeling under the weather. It can be heated by warming the unopened package in a pot of boiling water for 3 mins or by pouring the contents of the packet into a dish and microwaving it for 2 mins (500W). On hot summer days try it chilled or at room temperature for a refreshing and light meal. You can also add a dollop of theneri umeincluded in this package for extra ume flavor. For a more substantial meal, try adding a dash of salt and powdered dashi along with shredded chicken, ground pork, or seafood as a topping.

DISCLAIMER: We provide ingredients and common allergens based on the packaging as a reference only. Please consume with caution based on your own individual health concerns as we cannot guarantee the presence or lack of certain ingredients, allergens and/or animal products.

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