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Negi-Meshi (Rice with Leeks) from a Ramen Noodle Bar

Negi-Meshi (Rice with Leeks) from a Ramen Noodle Bar

I love the negi-meshi I ate at a ramen noodle bar in Yokohama. Here's my try on recreating the dish!

Ingredients: 2 servings

Japanese leek (the white part)
1/2
Green scallions
1/3 bunch
★Weipa
1 teaspoon
★Shio-koji (salt fermented rice malt)
1 teaspoon
★Sake, mirin
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
1 tablespoon
Toasted sesame seeds
As needed
Pepper
To taste

Steps

1. Chop the leek and scallion into small rounds. If you'd like, soak in water to remove the spiciness.
2. Mix all ★ condiments and microwave. 10 to 20 seconds is fine, since it's only to evaporate the alcohol.
3. Mix the condiments from step 2. Add sesame oil.
4. Scoop rice into a rice bowl. Top with pepper that is coarsely ground, the condiments from step 3, leek, and scallions. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I really love the delicious negi-meshi that I ate at a ramen place called "Rasuta" in Yokohama. Because it would be difficult to make a perfect recreation, I made this recipe hoping it would be something similar. Of course, this is nothing compared to the real thing, but it's still delicious and satisfying for my husband.