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Growing up I can remember my mom making me a nice hot bowl of ochazuke with an umeboshi on top when I wasn’t feeling well.
What is ochazuke?
Ochazuke is a Japanese dish consisting of rice, tea, water, or dashi (stock), furikake (rice seasonings) seasonings, and umeboshi (pickled plum). We usually use leftover rice with ochazuke to eliminate any extras.
Literal translation of ochazuke is:
Ocha means tea. Tsuke means submerge.
What you’ll need for the Ochazuke Recipe:
Boil a medium sauce pan with water.
Turn off heat and add hon dashi pack and let it soak for a few minutes.
Add rice in a bowl, furikake, and umeboshi while you wait.
Submerge with hon dashi, serve!
See, very simple to make! You can make this dish entirely from scratch like Just One Cook with cooked salmon flakes, rice seasonings, green tea, and more.
Easy Ochazuke Recipe
- Medium sauce pan
- Soup spoon
- 1 Ochazuke pack any flavor
- 1 Hon dashi pack
- 3/4 Cup White rice
- 700 mL Water
- 1 Umeboshi optional
- Boil 700 mL water in a medium sauce pan.
- Turn heat off and add dashi pack, let soak for a few minutes.
- Put together rice, ochazuke seasoning, and umeboshi.
- Add dashi to bowl, serve.
Brings back memories
When I’m feeling a little home sick I spruce up this quick Japanese dish and it takes me back home. It is temporary but it is enough to satisfy my cravings!
We haven’t been home since 2014 and it will be difficult to have orders to Okinawa. Our youngest is on a program they call Exceptional Family Member Program and he is a Level of Need 3.
What does that mean exactly? Means that we are not allowed orders outside of the States. We do plan on visiting in the near future!