Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Ochazuke may just be Japan's oldest dish. I blogged about instant ochazuke recently and that reminded me that I should publish some more diy ochazuke recipes - instant ochazuke (the stuff you get in packets) takes no time at all - the quality of the contents is variable but in the end, you get what you pay for. But you'd be surprised that making ochazuke yourself is also a very quick process - you're less than 10 minutes away from a little (or large) bowl of goodness.
In this recipe. I used canned tuna mixed with a little soy sauce and sugar. On top of that, there's some chopped spring onion and nori with sesame seeds. Add a little knob of wasabi and immerse in hot green tea and you have a delicious meal-in-a-bowl ready for the table and, for sure, it has no stabilisers or any other additive and it's more nutritious than anything you'll find out of a packet!
Have I put you in an ochazuke state of mind?
If I have, you can find the pdf recipe just below and the Youtube tutorial by clicking Tuna Ochazuke or scroll to the bottom of the page.
Happy cooking! Kurumi XXXX.
You can find an alternative Ochazuke dish - Ochazuke with Salmon - by clicking to the recipe here.
(makes 2 servings)
1 tuna tin (145g net weight)
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp sugar
400g cooked rice* (wet weight)
1 sheet of nori
2 spring onion, rinsed
2 tsp toasted sesam seeds
a little wasabi
* see my how to cook perfect Japanese rice recipe if you don’t have a rice cooker
cut off the root and any dried green stem from the spring onion, then thinly slice them diagonally
fold the nori in half & cut with scissors, repeat twice more then cut the nori into matchsticks
put the tuna, soy sauce & sugar in a pan and stir over a high heat for 1 min
to assemble your ochazuke, place 1/2 of the rice in a serving bowl, top with the tuna, add the spring onion, sprinkle over the sesame seeds and pile the nori on the top
repeat for your second serving
add a little wasabi and pour over the green tea before serving