Akita Prefecture

Asazuke

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  • Image Source: Akita Gouji Fudoki" (Akita Prefecture Council of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Village Lifestyle Research Groups)

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RECIPE

Ingredients (10 servings)

  • Rice flour 150g (1 rice cup)
  • Sugar 250g
  • Salt just a little
  • Water 1,200cc
  • Vinegar 80cc
  • Cucumber 1
  • Turnip (peeled) 100g
  • Season fruits just a little

How to cook

  • 1. Wash the rice and soak in water for at least 3 hours.

  • 2. Rub the cucumber with salt, then cut into thin rounds. Peel the turnip and boil whole, then cut into thin slices.

  • 3. Wash the fruit and drain the water. Cut larger fruit into an appropriate size.

  • 4. Place the drained rice in a mortar and grind until only a few grains of rice remain. (*If using a blender, add 400cc of water and blend)

  • 5. Put the rice from step 4 into a pot, add 1,200 cc of water (*if you used a blender, add the remaining 800cc of water), to thicken over medium heat. Add sugar and salt, and slowly mix with a spatula until it forms a thick paste.

  • 6. When it starts to bubble around the edges and become transparent, remove from heat and add vinegar little by little while allowing it to cool.

  • 7. Once cool, mix in the ingredients such as turnip and cucumber, place in a bowl, then top with colorful seasonal fruits and canned food.

Recipe Arrangements

provider : "Akita kyomi Fudoki" (Akita Prefecture Council of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Village Lifestyle Research Groups)

* Recipes vary depending on the region and home.

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