Coconuts Sticky Rice with Banana!
"Mango Sticky Rice" is one of Thailand’s most famous traditional food. I created a similar recipe using Banana this time.
Japanese in me is still freaking out the fact that I put honey and coconut milk while making rice..! But it’s surprisingly so amazing. And so easy!
I made mine a lot more healthier than Thai’s, by using honey and vanilla extract rather than white sugar. And I personally like banana more than mango when it comes to cooking with rice. Hope you like it!
- 1 cup Sticky Rice, also known as “Mochigome” in Japanese
- 1-2 bananas, cut into small size
- 4 spoon honey
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2~3 cup good-quality (thick) coconut milk
- 1 cup water (for boiling or steaming the rice)
- 2 tsp Potato starch (for the sauce)
- Soak the rice in 1 cup water for 20-30 minutes, or overnight.
- Do not drain the rice. Plus 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 2 spoon honey. Stir this into the rice.
- Bring to a gentle boil, then partially cover with a lid (leaving some room for steam to escape). Reduce heat to medium-low.
- Simmer in this way for 20 minutes, or until the coconut-water has been absorbed by the rice. Turn off the heat, but leave the pot on the burner with the lid on tight. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes.
- To make the sauce, warm another 2/3 cup coconut milk over medium-low heat (5 minutes). Add 2 spoon honey and 2 tbs potato starch, stirring to dissolve.
- Taste-test the sauce for sweetness, adding more honey if desired.
- To assemble, place a few ‘mounds’ of sticky rice in each serving bowl. Top with slices of banana, then pour sauce over.
Beautiful breakfast parfait only takes less than 10 min to make!
- Greek Yogurt
- Your favorite fruits! (Pick soft ones to create the best taste!)
- Your favorite jam!
That’s it! :)
It’s absolutely delisious when the crunchy muesli meets soft and juicy mango in your mouth.. I added passion fruit and dragon fruit this time to add some fun :) And also super healthy!
How to make Chewbacca Hummus
I have been getting many positive responses from people about my creative-food-making (thank you!!), and it got me motivated to make more. You know there are so many character-inspired-food all over the internet such as Panda rice balls, Rilakkua Omu-Rice, Totoro Bread, and list just goes on.
I did a little nerdy “Star Wars” marathon the other day with my newly-nerdy pal and realized there are not so many Star Wars food yet. That’s how this crazy thing started! :D
Chewbacca is probably my favorite in the film, so it was easy for me to pick him. But I did A LOT of research what to make him out of. I thought about brown rice, but hey, everyone use rice for making food art. I’might be Asian but I hate to be stereo-typical. Then I thought about cookies and realized all Yukitchen food must be healthy and I didn’t really agree with Chewbacca made out of cookies. Have you seen Chewbacca in film? He is no where closed to being a piece of cookie with cheesy frosting to make his facial parts. He is way more than a cookie.
Then I thought about hummus. I do make pretty yummy hummus. But hummus is yellow-ish. Yellow is me, not Chewbie. So maybe use an other beans…hmm…. what to do, think Yuki….
So…. that is how we roll today. Today, we are making Chewbie Hummus with black beans. And he was YUMMY!
Black Beans (2 cans)
Garlic (1~2, chopped)
Lemon (2, squeezed)
Tahini (1/4 cup)
Salt (1 pinch)
Cumin powder (1 spoon)
Coriander Powder (1/2 spoon)
Cayenne Pepper (depends on preference)
Black Pepper (same)
Broccoli (enough to make a forrest)
Mini tomato (same)
Seaweed (1 sheet)
Onion (Little bit)
Make your own curry from scratch!
I love curry, and I also love cooking curry. I used to use Japanese curry paste which we call it Curry “Raux”. Have you had Japanese curry? It’s quite amazing that even Indians in Japan give up themselves and purchase the Japanese curry paste more often than their own curry. It’s really good.
But there was a tiny little hiccup; I am a vegetarian. You might be thinking “So? Just don’t put meat in it”. Trust me, I was thinking the same way until the day I took a look at the ingredients rebel on the back of the Curry paste package. Japanese Curry contains looooads of “pork juice”, preservatives, and chemical colorings. In other words, it’s really not healthy for you!
So I googled and ended up making my own curry recipe. I love curry too much to give it up. Animal free, Gluten free, chemical free, completely organic curry!
Cumin (1 spoon)
Cinnamon (1 )
Clove (1/2 )
Laurel (1/2 )
All Spice (1/2)
Cayenn pepper (1/2)
Black pepper (1 )
Ginger (1 )
I used actual ginger and garlic instead of powdered ones. Chopped them as tiny as possible, and fry till the color turns dark.
Then fry all the powder ingredients for a couple minute, till the color turns dark again. Make sure you won’t burn it. It’s very easy to burn this thing.
Then put it in a Jar and have it in a fridge ;) I heard it’s better to let it sit for a month so that the it flavors more.
Gluten Free Super Pancakes!
I’ve been crazy for “bills pancakes” here in Japan, which usually requires you to get in line for 1~2 hours to just get in. So instead of waisting my time (and 1300 yen for just pancakes), I’ve came up with my own pancakes.
I searched on line and found Bill’s recipe, and made in into gluten free! Mine tastes a lot like bills, but lighter, and healthier. I also don’t use butter as well.
Ricotta cheese- 115g
Gluten free flour - 70g
Eggs - 2(separate egg whites and egg yolks)
Soy milk- 85ml
Baking powder- 1/2
Salt - little
Make sure you separate the egg whites and make a really fluffy melange. This will help the pancakes to rise more!
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
- frozen bananas
- boiled pumpkins
- soy milk
- vanilla beans
Toss them all in a blender then top with cinnamon, nutmeg, and rolled oats. It’s super yum and healthy like whoa!
Penguin mug and his matching self sure add the good thing, too ;)
Tasty tasty Ohmu-Rice!!
This is not a omu-rice, this is Ohmu rice, okay?
It got me a deep thinking what to do with the color of Ohmu. My food can never contain artificial ingredients like food-coloring, so I did a little experiment. I came up with mixing olives and spinach in eggs! It made it look exactly like Ohmu, without looking too black or green. AND tasted AMAZING!!
For the Rotten Sea—- Mashed potato!
For the poison spore, Japanese Shimeji mushroom!
Highly recommend this food for your Ghibli Night!
It’s not Omu-rice! It’s OHMU RICE.
Omu-rice got Ghibli, this is “Ohmu-Rice" from the film "Nausicaa".
Egg is mixed with olives and spinach. Rotten Sea is mashed potato. Rice inside is fried tomato rice. Tactile organ is pasta.
Rilakkuma eating his own hummus.
How about Rilakkuma Hummus for an afternoon snack?
Reduce the milk so it’ll stay farm, to be able to shape the shape of Rilakkuma. I like to eat with toasted bread ;)
So much fun making the Rilakkuma Inari! But the eating part was a bit cruel ;)