Japanese Vegetable Dishes
Vegetable dishes, often served with rice, are common in Japan. Cabbage, daikon, spinach, and peppers are a few of the vegetables the most often featured in Japanese cuisine.See Popular Japanese Vegetable Dishes Recipes
To enhance eggplant's savoriness, chef Allen Susser (an F&W Best New Chef 1991) glazes it with soy sauce and mirin and sprinkles it with togarashi, a tangerine-scented Japanese spice blend of chiles, sesame seeds, and dried seaweed.
Lee Anne Wong plays with an array of Asian ingredients to create a wonderful marinade for extra-firm tofu or high-fiber tempeh (cakes made from fermented whole soy beans). Tempeh's nutty flavor and grainy texture make it an acquired taste, but Wong loves it here.
This tasty side dish recipe is a perfect combination of balsamic vinegar, kale, and red onion.
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The wide variety of veggies in this tempura recipe provides vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting plant compounds. The mustard in the dipping sauce contains curcumin, a compound that makes mustard yellow and exhibits anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties.
We all know that we could stand to eat more vegetables -- but let's face it, vegetable side dishes can be a pain in the you-know-what. Don't get us wrong: the idea of that tidy, pretty pile of veggies balancing out the plate is nice and all, but like spotless kitchen floors and wrinkle-free beds, not necessarily realistic. On busy weeknights, it's all we can do to get the main course on the table, let alone fish out another recipe that takes half an hour or more to make. But wait! Before you open yet another can ofread more
What were we thinking of as kids, refusing to eat our vegetables? Whereas once our parents had to resort to an arsenal of tactics just to get us to take a bite, by turns cajoling, imploring and vacillating between reward (the promise of dessert!) and threat (go to your room!)
Hello, folks. Today we are going to make California Sushi Rolls. DO NOT run away. This will be fun. And it will easy -- as in "only 30 minutes" easy. Admit it. When seated at the counter of your favorite Japanese restaurant, you've always wanted to know how the sushi chef does it. Lots of skill required. True, becoming a sushi "artist" takes years of practice. But a simple sushi roll like this one. Hey, we can do that. (Click here for great Japanese noodle dishes and here for easy recipes for healthy Japanese chicken.) There are reallyread more
Erase that vision of a bland block of tofu! Whether you're trying to reduce the amount of meat in your diet or just want to shake up your nightly dinner routine, vegetarian dishes can be a delicious option. Eliminating meat isn't as difficult as you might think--some of your favorite dishes already have layers upon layers of flavor even before you add the chicken or beef.
I am crazy about eggplant, in all its sexy, purple glory. If you prepare it right, this beautiful vegetable is hearty and flavorful, too. Yeah, yeah, we all have that one bad memory of a tough eggplant, but you must banish that from your mind and consider instead the amazing variety of delightful dishes you can squeeze out of this simple veg.
Asparagus is a key player in my spring-vegetable lineup. And it's so delicious that sometimes it shows up in more than one meal in the same week, first as a side dish and then as the main event. Here's my asparagus strategy:As winter slides into spring, I'm cooking the last of my cold-weather dishes, like braised short ribs.
Green beans are one of our favorite vegetable side dishes, and for good reason. For starters, they require very little prep time: no peeling or dicing, just wash and trim them. And they don't need a lot of time to cook, either.
This week, I'm all about main-dish casseroles -- healthy ones. We're all still in Resolution Mode, right? No wavering yet? Threw out the leftover candy? Didn't order more peppermint bark even though it's half-price this week? Good. (And I have absolutely no idea how I knew that peppermint bark is half-price.) I'm still focusing on trimming back my carb-filled days and eating suppers that lean toward, well, leanness. Thus: healthy casseroles. Now, "healthy" is a pretty vague word. It has at thousand meanings, of which the most common are: 1) The dish contains at least one fleckread more
We love any kind of lasagna. We think it's one of the prettiest dishes around. All that rich cheese and layers of noodles -- it's a complete meal in a dish, a very long dish. And we think lasagna is healthy, too, especially if it's got a vegetable like spinach in it. Of course, you can go all the way to healthy with great vegetable lasagna recipes. No, this dish doesn't have to include meat to be pretty. Lasagna is versatile, too. We like it with chicken and also with seafood. (Yes, try this amazing low-carb Seafood Lasagna.)read more
Holiday meals with all the trimmings, and all the homemade touches that set the stage for a very merry evening... It's easier than you think. And it's even easier when you plan ahead.