Producer:Umi no Sei Prefecture:Tokyo Ingredients: Soy sauce (contains soy and wheat (domestic)), sea salt (from Izu Oshima Island), plum vinegar, Rishiri konbu (kelp), dried shiitake mushrooms, Rausu konbu (kelp) Vegan, Dairy-free Size: 80g (4 x 20g packets) Storagre:Room temperature
Takikomi gohan (lit. “cooked with rice”) is a flavorful Japanese rice dish cooked with soy sauce, dashi and seasonal ingredients such as vegetables, mushrooms, meats, and seafood.
This umami-rich seasoning allows you to easily make delicious takikomi gohan. It includes traditional sea salt produced directly from seawater from Izu Oshima,a volcanic island off the coast of Tokyo,which perfectly balances the umami and sweetness of the flavorful soy sauce which has been naturally fermented for over a year, and a natural dashi (stock) made from two types of konbu from Hokkdaio (Rishiri konbu and Rausu konbu) and dried shiitake mushrooms from Kyushu. This is complemented by the slightly tart and sour taste of a red plum vinegar made from Japanese plums and shiso (perilla leaves) from Nara and Wakayama Prefectures.
Ume no Sei was created from the Japanese Edible Salt Study Group - a research group formed in 1979 by scholars, chefs and consumer groups to re-establish the traditional method of making sea salt by naturally sun drying sea water in salt fields. This method had been banned in 1971 and was later re-established in part due to Umi no Sei’s efforts. Their salt showcases the knowledge of their ancestors and is used to bring out the flavors of the other ingredients it’s combined with.
Suggested uses: Each package makes 2+ servings. Combine 150-300g of uncooked rice (less rice will have a deeper flavor, more rice will have a lighter flavor) with the same amount of water. Add 150g of chopped vegetables, mushrooms, uncooked meats and/or seafood, then sprinkle with this seasoning. Cook as per the directions on your rice cooker/stove top. Try mixing and matching any of the following chopped ingredients: burdock, carrots, potatoes, lotus roots, bamboo shoots, daikon radish, squash, sweet potato, any type of mushroom, green beans, edamame, adzuki (sweet red beans), chestnuts, corn, sesame seeds, walnuts, seaweed, aburaage (fried tofu), momen tofu (firm tofu), koya tofu (freeze dried tofu), fu (gluten), chicken, fish or any other ingredients in your fridge!
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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