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A beautiful and comforting Japanese dish, basically rice and eggs, I topped mine with soy cured egg yolks to kick it up a notch.

Ever since I saw it on Serious Eats (Kenji Lopez-Alt) I HAD to try it and the obsession is now real, we legitimately eat it very often.

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Tamago Kake Gohan

By Nadia Aidi
A beautiful and comforting Japanese dish, basically rice and eggs, I topped mine with soy cured egg yolks to kick it up a notch.
Ever since I saw it on Serious Eats (Kenji Lopez-Alt) I HAD to try it and the obsession is now real, we legitimately eat it very often.

Ingredients 

  • 4 egg yolks, completely coat in tamari or soy sauce, 1 tsp mirin and a piece of kombu
  • 2.5 cups cooked rice, still extremely hot, like right out of the rice cooker
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tsp tamari
  • 1.5 tbsp mirin, divided in 2
  • Large dash of msg, ajinomoto
  • 2 Green onion, green and light green part, thinly sliced
  • Shishimi togarashi, to taste
  • Salsa macha to taste
  • Nori pieces
  • Salt to taste

Directions 

  • Cure the yolks in the fridge for about 2-3 hrs for them to be super jammy. I always make extra in case they break or to enjoy in other ways
  • Divide 1 1/4 cup in each bowl, make sure its piping hot. Make a well in the center and add an egg on top of each
  • Add the tamari, mirin and msg to each bowl
  • Beat the egg with chopsticks until creamy, light and slightly thickened
  • Top each bowl with an egg yolk, salsa macha, togarashi, scallions and nori

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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