Well, here is a quick recipe that I learned when I started eating more Japanese inspired meals. Traditionaly farmers and common Japanese workers ate a variety of vegetables with rice as a main portion of their diet. So here is one that packs a whole lot of nutrition in a small package!
Hourensou no Gomaae
Spinach is loaded with calcium and iron, and is a great source of fiber. We like this recipe because spinach provides so many nutrients in a such a small package.
Yield: 2 servings
Time: 5 minutes
- 1 bunch of spinach (hourensou)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp ground sesame seeds
- Boil spinach for 3 minutes (until slightly wilted)
- Submerge in cold water then wring out the leaves inside a paper towel
- Chop spinach into 2″ pieces
- Mix sugar, soy sauce, and ground sesame in a bowl, then combine with spinach and mix
- Spinkle with whole sesame seeds