In light of the current health situation, many of us have turned into home cooks experimenting on healthy recipes that will strengthen our immune system. However, one can only have enough recipes on hand to last during the entire safe distancing period. Our solution? Take a card out of easy but delectable Japanese recipes with an immunity-boosting star ingredient, miso. This fermented bean paste is not only good for soup but can also be used to create hearty meals that are rich in protein, vitamin B, E, and more.
Ready to get cooking? Hit the kitchen and let our notes be your guide. P.S. We also share how to make these easy miso recipes extra pantry-friendly below.
Miso Yaki Onigiri
Got some sticky rice on-hand? Try making some Miso Yaki Onigiri, which basically translates to 'Miso Grilled Riceball'. This rich in umami miso recipe can be made under 20 minutes and is definitely filling and satisfying to eat. The richness of the miso paste gets elevated by the pan-grilled flavour of the rice during the cooking process, giving the dish a crispy exterior and a soft and fluffy interior. Take this easy-to-copy recipe from Nami of Just One Cookbook.
Make it more pantry friendly: Stocked up on some canned goods prior to the lockdown? Elevate your Miso Yaki Onigiri with some canned tuna. Simply drain the oil/stock, mix the tuna with equal portions of mayonnaise and soy sauce and mix it with your onigiri before you start pan-grilling. Yum!