Macrobiotic: Hijiki and Lotus Root

Macrobiotic: Hijiki and Lotus Root

Hijiki and lotus root is a standard macrobiotic recipe. Hijiki reinforces your mucous membranes, making it good for when colds are going around. It's a basic recipe to improve your physical health. And great to stock in your fridge.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Lotus root
150 g
Hijiki dried seaweed
50 g
Soy sauce
3 tablespoons
Vegetable oil
1 tablespoon


1. Soak the hijiki in lukewarm water to reconstitute, then cut into easy to eat lengths. Rinse the lotus root well, then thinly slice into wedges or into rounds.
2. Heat the vegetable oil in a sauce pan, then sauté the lotus root. When the lotus root starts to become translucent, add the hijiki and sauté.
3. Add enough water to cover the ingredients, cover with a lid, then reduce to low-medium heat. Simmer until thoroughly cooked.
4. When tender, add the soy sauce, reduce the heat, then simmer until the liquid boils out.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a basic macrobiotic side dish.