1/05/2010

Renkon to tori no nimono

Nimono is the Japanese word for food that is boiled and seasoned. Tori means chicken and renkon is a lotus root. You can find this in any Asian grocery store. I like the lotus root’s texture, and it is still crispy after boil.

Yield: 2 servings
Time: 30 minutes


Ingredients
  • 1 renkon (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/2 pound thigh chicken (chopped)
Spices 

  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 2 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
Preparation
    1. Put renkon in a bowl with water and vinegar for 5 minutes. Strain.
    2. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan, cook chicken and renkon for 4 minutes on medium heat
    3. Add 1 cup water, soy sauce, mirin, sake, and sugar, then cook until water evaporates, stir occassionally (about 15 mins)









    3 comments:

    1. Thank you for this recipe. I love lotus root but can you tell me what Thai Chicken is, please? :)

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    2. Haha, sorry. I meant thigh chicken :)

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    3. Cool! I will try this out! :)

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