Akita Prefecture

Damako nabe

Damako nabe
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  • Image provided by : "Akita Gouji Fudoki" (Akita Prefecture Council of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Village Life Research Groups)

  • Image provided by : Akita Prefecture Tourism Federation

  • Image provided by : Zen-Noh Pearl Rice Co.


Ingredients (For 5 persons)

  • Leap rice 750g (5 cups)
  • Salted water Appropriate amount
  • Chicken (recommended: thigh) 500 to 600g
  • burdock root 1 stick
  • celery 2 bunches
  • green onion 2 stalks
  • Mushrooms (maitake, shiitake, etc.) 200-300g
  • konnyaku string 2 balls
  • Soup] Bonito stock 900cc
  • Soup] Chicken stock 900cc
  • Chicken stock】Chicken bones 1 chicken
  • Chicken soup stock】Water 900cc
  • Soy sauce 120cc
  • Miso paste 1 1/2 tbsp.
  • Mirin (sweet cooking sake) 60cc

How to cook

  • 1. Cook the rice until it is slightly firm, mash it well in a mortar and pestle while it is still hot, roll it into ping-pong ball sized balls, and quickly place them in salted water. (Be careful not to boil the rice.)

  • 2. Add chicken, konnyaku, maitake mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and burdock root cut in half to the broth.
    When the chicken is thoroughly cooked, add the dumplings from 1, the diagonally sliced green onions, and the 4- to 5-centimeter-long celery and bring to a simmer.

Recipe Arrangements

provider : “Akita Kyomi(=local cuisine) Fudoki” (Akita Prefecture Rural Life Research Group Council)

* Recipes vary depending on the region and home.

* This recipe video has been partially arranged to make it easier to cook at home.