Salmon sushi rice with salmon, veggies and seaweed strips in a wood rice bowl on a red cloth

Salmon Sushi Rice

Salmon Sushi Rice is a delightful and comforting dish that combines the flavors of sushi rice and sashimi-grade salmon. This delectable Japanese culinary creation is…
Beef Donburi, Gyudon, is think sliced beef and onions over rice. It’s served in a large bowl and topped with a soft boiled egg, chopped scallions, and a few cilantro sprigs. There is some coarsely chopped wasabi in a separate dish.

Beef Donburi

Beef Donburi, also known as Gyudon in Japan, is a mouthwatering and comforting dish that combines thinly sliced beef, caramelized onions, and a savory sauce…
Creamy Mushroom Risotto Served in a wooden bowl on a placemat

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto (Risotto ai Funghi) is an easy dish to prepare, as long as you can find the right ingredients.  When making Risotto, the…
Okayu Japanese Rice Porridge In a bow. With plenty of toppings. A spoon is scooping up some of the porridge.

Japanese Rice Porridge (Okayu)

Japanese Rice Porridge, Okayu (お粥) is very similar to other rice porridges that are enjoyed in Asia – Congee in China, Jook in Korea, Zhou…
Paella with chicken and olives in a hot plate being served into a ceramic bowl

Chicken and Olive Paella

Chicken and Olive Paella is one of many types of paella dishes that I love to make, but because you need a large flat pan…
Seafood Doria on a green ceramic plate on a woven placemat with a watercress salad in the background

Seafood Doria

Seafood Doria is  a popular type of Doria (ドリア).  Doria is a rice gratin dish that originated in France, but is now a popular Japanese…
Spam Musubi with a layer of white rice topped by a layer of egg and topped with a layer of fried spam. It is shaped like a shoe box and wrapped with a piece of pressed seaweed. It’s on a plate with orange slices in the background.

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi is a type of sushi that is made with rice, Japanese tamagoyaki (omelette), white rice, spam, and pressed seaweed (nori).  This tasty dish…
Ochazuke in a bowl with assorted toppings on the side and a white tea pitcher

Ochazuke (Green Tea Over Rice)

Ochazuke is a dish that anybody who has spent time in Japan is familiar with.  The meaning of Ochazuke is “steeped in green tea”.  …