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Uno Hana (Stir-Fried and Simmered Okara)

Uno Hana (Stir-Fried and Simmered Okara)

A nostalgic dish that you can store in the freezer for later.

Ingredients: An easy to make amount

Fresh okara
300 g
Carrot
30 g
Chikuwa
1
Shiitake mushrooms
3
The white part of a Japanese leek
10 cm
Vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon
Seasoning
Water
170 - 200 ml
Mentsuyu (3x concentrate)
3 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
Mirin
1 1/2 tablespoons
Sake
1 tablespoon
Sugar
2 teaspoons
Salt
1/8 teaspoon
Dashi stock granules
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cut the carrots and chikuwa in half vertically and then slice thinly. Cut the shiitake mushrooms and the white part of the leek into 2 mm.
2. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan. Add the ingredients from Step 1 and stir fry.
3. Once it's cooked, add in the okara and stir-fry until crumbly.
4. Combine the seasoning and then add to the frying pan. Continue to stir-fry while mixing with a spatula.
5. Depending on what kind of okara you use, the moisture content will be different, so taste to check the texture while cooking. Add water a little at a time as necessary until it reaches your desired texture.
6. Use the uno hana as the filling for croquettes Recipe ID: 1877939.

Story Behind this Recipe

I looked at various recipes for uno hana and adjusted the flavor to my liking.