Summertime Chilled Ochazuke (Rice with Tea) with Dashi Stock Granules

Summertime Chilled Ochazuke (Rice with Tea) with Dashi Stock Granules

You will gobble this up even during the hot summer months when you have no appetite . The flavor is enhanced by the dashi stock granules . You can make this with any ingredients you have on hand.

Ingredients: 1 person

Plain cooked rice
1 bowlful
Dashi stock granules
1/2 teaspoon
Sesame oil
a small amount
12-15 g
Myoga ginger
1/2 piece
Chirimen jako (semi-dried salted tiny sardines)
6-8 g
Salted plum
Toasted sesame seeds
to taste
Shredded nori seaweed
to taste
Cold green tea
about 100 ml
to your liking
Soy sauce
to your liking


1. Finely chop the cucumber (into 3 mm cubes) and rub with a little dashi stock granules and sesame oil in a bowl.
2. Finely chop the shibazuke (about the same size as the cucumbers). Thinly slice the myoga ginger. Rip up the pickled plums by hand and remove the stone.
3. Put the rice in a colander, rinse quickly with water, and drain. Arrange it on plates, mix the ingredients from 1 and 2 together with jako fish and place it on the bed of rice, and then pour chilled green tea.
4. Add toasted sesame, shredded seaweed, and wasabi as toppings and you are done . Make sure to mix it all together Add in a little soy sauce if the flavors are weak.
5. Enjoy it with different toppings such as salmon flakes, or tempura batter bits . I have so many recommendations for this, salted konbu, shiso leaves, etc.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a chilled ochazuke dish that can be easily eaten on a hot day. It is delicious made with just cold tea, but it tastes even better with dashi stock granules.