Thursday, August 6, 2015

Recreating Flavors of Childhood: Teriyaki and Rice

My mother learned how to cook really well when she lived in Japan, where I was born. I was raised with an assortment of Japanese dishes, and even to this day, I go back to those flavors when I cook. One of my favorite dishes that she made was chicken teriyaki  because the sweet, thick sauce that it cooked in could be poured over and mixed with the rice. Today, I roasted some broccoli and sautéed cremini mushrooms and mixed them with the cooked brown rice. Then I made a sweet garbanzo bean teriyaki and topped the rice mixture with it. The sauce of the garbanzo beans makes the rice so addictive.

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