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Simple Spinach and Konnyaku Shira-ae

Simple Spinach and Konnyaku Shira-ae

A healthy and simple tofu and vegetable dish that can be made in 15 minutes.
It's an easy dish for bento lunch boxes or for a side dish for dinner.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Tofu (firm or silken)
200 g (1 block)
Spinach
150 g (3 bunches)
Konnyaku
100 g
Seasoning ingredients:
Sugar (light brown sugar)
3 tablespoons
Salt
1 teaspoon
Ground sesame seeds (white)
4 tablespoons

Steps

1. Add the bunches of spinach to a pot of boiling water, and boil for 3-4 minutes, then immerse in cold water. Squeeze well to drain and cut into 2 cm long pieces.
2. Parboil the konnyaku. Cut into 1 cm long slices, rinse, then use a paper towel to wipe off the excess moisture.
3. Cut up one block of 200 g tofu into large pieces, place them on a plate covered in paper towels, and microwave for 2 minutes at 600 W.
4. Wrap and lightly squeeze the tofu in a cloth, if possible, to remove the moisture after heating. (Or, you could lightly blot the moisture with paper towels.)
5. Place the tofu in a grinding bowl and mash it with a pestle. Add the seasoning ingredients and mix until the tofu is smooth, without any lumps.
6. Add the spinach and konnyaku, use chopsticks to gently stir them into the tofu, and it's complete.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned this recipe from my mother and wanted to record it here.