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Vegetable Chuka-Don

Zojirushi Recipe – Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i>

Chuka-Don consists of a variety of fresh vegetables that are stir-fried and seasoned with chuka sauce. Savory and light, enjoy it over a bed of fluffy rice.

            	Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i>  Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4):
For Vegetables: 

  • 4 large napa cabbage leaves
  • 1 medium carrot
  • 4 shiitake mushrooms
  • 4 stalks green onion
  • 5 oz. sliced bamboo shoots, canned
  • 12 snow peas
  • 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp.  sesame oil

For Chuka Seasoning:

  • 2 Tbsp. sake (rice wine)
  • 2/3 tsp. sugar
  • 2/3 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1-2/3 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/8 tsp. white ground pepper

For Slurry:

  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 
  • 2 Tbsp. water

For Rice:

  • 5 cups cooked short or medium-grain white rice (see here) or brown rice (see here)

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 1

Prepare the vegetables. Cut napa cabbage leaves into about 1” x 2” strips. Cut carrots into 1/8” thick bite-sized strips and shiitake mushrooms into 1/4” thick slices. Diagonally slice green onions into bite-sized pieces. Drain bamboo shoot slices. Break the stem ends and pull off the strings of the snow peas.

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 2

Stir-fry the vegetables. Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add vegetables from step 1 except snow peas and mung bean sprouts. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. 

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 3

Add all ingredients for chuka seasoning, and cook for 2 minutes. Add snow peas and mung bean sprouts, then turn heat off. 

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 4

In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and water. Gradually add the cornstarch slurry while stirring continuously.

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 5

Turn heat back on to medium heat, and continue stirring until the mixture thickens. Allow to boil for 1 minute then drizzle sesame oil. Remove from heat.

              Vegetable <i>Chuka-Don</i> Step 6

Arrange the bowls. Fill serving bowls with warm rice. Top each bowl with a quarter portion of the stir-fried vegetables from step 5. Repeat step and make a total of 4 servings. Enjoy!