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Posted by on April 7, 2012

Ochazuke is one of my favorite comfort foods and I’ve been craving it this week as I’m sick with a cold. A nice, light broth combined with salmon for protein and rice for substance makes it a perfect one bowl meal. I may be congested, but thankfully I can still taste this. It’s traditional pub food, and I loved it the first time I tried it. I’m waiting to learn how to make dashi from a Japanese friend, but this is a pretty good version. Most ingredients you should be able to find in your supermarket, but feel free to substitute!


1 cup cooked white rice (any variety will do)

2 cups hot freshly brewed green tea

2 tablespoons mirin

4 ounces salmon fillet

2 tablespoons bonito flakes or ground bottarga

2 tablespoons japanese rice seasoning or combination dried seaweed and sesame seeds

Roast the salmon for 10 minutes with just a little olive oil, salt, and pepper until it’s cooked to medium rare. Pile the rice in a bowl and lay the salmon over the top. Sprinkled with bonito and rice seasoning. Combine the tea and mirin and pour over the top.


6 Responses to Ochazuke

  1. apuginthekitchen

    Amazing, this should be the picture associated with comfort food, and your photo’s are incredible. I love everything about this dish.

  2. ayshadaniels

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  3. Dani

    Looks fantastic! Only 3.5 days until we are back in the land of fresh seafood, will have to try as soon as we can! :)

  4. Lokness

    Never thought of having green tea in a salmon dish. But it looks good!