Friday, January 28, 2011

Super Fast Satisfaction for Hearty Appetites - Recipe Included

If you thought hearty and satisfying dinners need to take a long time - think again!!

Mochi is a fun food from Japan. You can easily find some brown rice mochi in your health food store. Whole Foods usually has it near the tofu but look for it in a refrigerated case. There are a variety of ways to enjoy this high energy food. Mochi waffles, melts, grilled, fried, baked, are all delicious. Grate a little into a soup, puff up in the oven for breakfast or a snack. It's a clean, easy treat for kids and adults alike.

This is recipe I came up with one night for a man I was dating. We didn't have much time and he wanted something satisfying. I liked it so much I quickly wrote it down and have used it since then. Of course you can switch up all of the ingredients and create your own mochi melt ideas. Use tofu or seitan instead of lamb for a vegan dish or use what ever vegetables you have on hand. This was full of healthy umph for my friend and is quite a quick dish to put together and clean up. (Only one pan.) Let me know what you come up with! Enjoy.

Mochi Melt with Lamb

Make as much or as little as you like.

Plain mochi, cut into small squares about ½”

Lamb, cut into chunks with all bones removed

Carrots, chopped

Onion, chopped

Burdock, chopped

Chinese cabbage, chopped

Olive oil


Shoyu (good quality soy sauce)

Simply place a small amount of oil in the bottom of a pan over medium heat. Add the vegetables and sauté for several minutes. Add the Rosemary and water to half way cover the vegetables. Sprinkle with Shoyu. Add the lamp chunks, and the mochi. Place a lid on your pan and bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for ten minutes or until the lamb chunks are cooked and the mochi is melted. Take the lid off the pan and boil away any remaining liquid.

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