Sunday, September 20, 2009


I gotta try this!

Kin pira ... a stir fry of root vegetables, sesame oil, soy sauce, and mirin (sherry) ... a classic Japanese side dish ... usually ... with juli­enned gobo root, sliced lotus root, or car rots ... salty and sweet, and goes so well with rice ... only takes like 5 minutes to whip up

Nin jin no Kin pira (Carrots & Sesame Stir Fry)

1 car rot, juli enned
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp mirin
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds
bonito flakes

1. Heat a fry ing pan over medium-high heat, and pour in sesame oil.
2. Throw in car rots and stir fry for a few minutes.
3. Move car rots to one side of the fry ing pan, and pour in soy sauce on the naked side. Let it bub ble away and caramelize a bit, and quickly stir fry to mix. Repeat with mirin.
4. Remove from heat, and mix in sesame seeds and bonito flakes.
5. Kin pira holds for a few days refrig er ated in a sealed tup per. Nom with hot white rice!

Recipe from the wonderful food blog I Nom Things.
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