Healthy Japanese-style Hamburger Patties with Chives

Healthy Japanese-style Hamburger Patties with Chives

Both kids and adults will love it!
These are healthy Japanese-style patties.
Perfect for babies who are starting to eat regular food, and for those on diets.
Also perfect for bento lunch boxes.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Chicken mince meat (pork mince also OK if you prefer)
400 g
Chinese chives
1 bunch (2 bunches also OK)
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
◎Soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon
◎Salt and pepper
a small amount
Vegetable oil
1 teaspoon
2 teaspoons
Grated daikon radish
to taste


1. Finely mince the chives and put in a bowl. Add katakuriko and mix to evenly coat.
2. Add chicken mince meat and the ◎ ingredients and mix with your hands. I really wanted my child to eat carrots, so I grated 1/3 and added it here.
3. Use the palm of your hands to make round patties. Whatever size you prefer is fine.
4. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan and line up the meat patties you made in Step 3 in the pan. Cook until all sides are golden brown.
5. Add water, cover with a lid, and steam cook on low heat. Cook until the water evaporates, and once the meat has been cooked through... it's finished.
6. Transfer to a plate and serve with grated daikon. Top with ponzu sauce or soy sauce and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is based off a recipe I saw in a cookbook a long time ago! I've changed it a bit.