Brown Rice Inari Sushi and Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Brown Rice Inari Sushi

Kim Tiger. That was his name. The moment I shook his hand, I was in love. He must have thought I was flirting with him as I could not wipe the smile off my face. I was in love indeed. With his goods.

Kim and his wife are the owners of a Japanese/Korean restaurant and supermarket right next to each other. A Japanese/ Korean supermarket right here in Nairobi? I couldn’t believe my luck. Like a kid in a candy store, spoilt for choice. And with Kim right by my side, helping me out with the translation on the packets, he made the whole experience even sweeter.

Now, enough said about Kim and his packaged goods. Let’s talk about my other love. Japanese food. The cuisine is what makes me want to go to Japan and when I do I will be in food heaven. What attracts me most to the cuisine is the amount of respect for the ingredients, not having to do much and letting the natural flavor shine through. Only the freshest of ingredients can do that. The result of that, I always feel rejuvenated and refreshed after a Japanese meal.

My favorite sushi has got to be the Inari sushi. Perfect example of less is more. Seasoned fried tofu skin and rice tucked inside. The subtle sweetness of the tofu skin is what is so addictive about it. Here I used brown rice and a mixture of grains such as barley, black glutinous rice and other unidentified grains. I bought a premixed packet so you might be able to get it from a Japanese grocer near you or choose not to include it. You could also add shiitake mushrooms and spring onions. The choice is yours.

Brown Rice Inari Sushi

What you’ll need:
1/2Cup Brown Rice
1/2Cup Mixed Grains (Optional)
Seasoned Inari Skin
3-4Tbs Sushi Seasoning

Here’s how:
Mix the brown rice and mixed grains, wash and rinse.
Add the water according to the packet.
If using mixed grains add 1/2 cup of water.
Cook the rice.
Once the rice is cooked pour in the sushi seasoning and mixing it through the rice.
Fill up the tofu skin with the rice and serve.

Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

What you’ll need:
500g Chicken Wings
1/2Tsp Turmeric Powder
2Tsp Cayenne Pepper
2Tsp Paprika
Salt
Teriyaki Sauce

The above recipe is an estimation. Season the chicken wings to your preference.

Here’s how:
Pre-heat oven at 180-200 deg C.
Line baking sheet with foil for easy clean up.
Season the chicken wings with turmeric, cayenne, paprika and salt.
Place the wings on the baking sheet and place it in the centre of the oven.
Bake the wings for 20 minutes, remove from oven and baste the teriyaki sauce on both sides of the wings.
Put the wings back in the oven and bake for further 10 minutes.
Baste the teriyaki sauce on the wings once more and bake the wings for another 5 minutes.
Remove the wings from the oven and serve immediately.

Teriyaki Sauce

What you’ll need:
1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Water
1 Tbs Cornflour
1 Garlic, minced
2 Tsp Ginger, grated

Here’s how:
In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients.
Stir the mixture until the sugar dissolves.
Let mixture simmer until it thickens about 3-5 minutes.
Turn heat off and let the sauce cool.
Transfer the balance of the sauce to a container or bottle and refrigerate.

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2 Responses to Brown Rice Inari Sushi and Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Wings

  1. Azlina says:

    Awesome, u even made your own teriyaki sauce!! And you now hv advertisers on your blog? Well done!

  2. Thank you. I can’t seem to find a good ready made teriyaki sauce. Now I have my own bottle. Very handy to have.

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