Rice stew with daikon. A yummy Japanese-style recipe. Easy to make vegan by using veggie stock.
- 2½ cups cooked short-grain rice
- ¾ cup shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
- 1½ cups daikon radishes, sliced as directed (about a four inch long chunk)
- ¼ cup carrots, sliced as directed
- ½ cup wakame seaweed, soaked five minutes in cold water to cover,then chopped into one inch long pieces (discard soaking water)
- 5 cups fish stock or chicken stock or vegetable stock
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2½ tablespoons soy sauce
- Peel the daikon and carrot, and slice into two-inch-long by one-half-inch wide ribbons that are no more than one-eighth-inch thick.
- The easiest way to accomplish this is by just using your vegetable peeler.
- In a stockpot or large saucepan, heat the stock over medium-high heat.
- Add the daikon and carrot, and cook until the vegetables have softened, about 10 minutes.
- Add the cooked rice, mushrooms and wakame, and bring to a boil again, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in salt and soy sauce and serve immediately.
- Be careful not to cook the rice too long; otherwise, it will end up the unappetizing consistency of glue.
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