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Simmered Lotus Root and Beans

Simmered Lotus Root and Beans

Easy to make without the need to fuss with tricky amounts of ingredients. Just use 100 g of each of the main ingredients and 1 tablespoon each for all the seasonings.

Ingredients: An easy-to-make amount

Lotus root
100 g
Mixed beans (or just soy beans)
100 g
Shirataki
100 g
If you are short of any of the above ingredients, substitute with carrots or any other veggie.
The above ingredients should total around 300g.
☆Soy sauce
1 tablespoon
☆Sake
1 tablespoon
☆Mirin
1 tablespoon
☆Sugar
1 tablespoon
☆Vinegar
1 tablespoon
Sesame seeds
1 tablespoon
Chirimen-jako
1 tablespoon
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon
Red chili pepper
1

Steps

1. Peel the skin off the lotus root and cut into quarters, then slice thinly and soak in vinegar diluted with water. Measure out the amount of mixed beans. Work salt into the shirataki with your hands and then rinse with water.
2. Combine all of the ☆ ingredients in a bowl. Remove the seeds from the red chili pepper and cut into thirds.
3. Put the cut shirataki into a frying pan and dry roast to remove all moisture (you should be able to hear a crackling sound). Add vegetable oil, and once evenly heated, add the chili pepper.
4. Stir-fry the lotus root and mixed beans, and once the lotus root becomes translucent, stir in half of the combined ☆ ingredients, and when evenly mixed add the rest. Finally, add sesame seeds and the chirimen-jako and simmer. Then, it's ready to serve.
5. Add 1 teaspoon of gochujang to brighten the flavor with spice.

Story Behind this Recipe

I used to be able to buy pre-cooked packages of lotus root and beans, so I tried to recreate that flavor.