Tagged: Bean


Green Soybean Rice Cake

Green soybean rice cakes (‘mame-shitogi’) are made near the border of Aomori and Iwate prefectures. Originally they were made with dried soybeans, which were soaked, boiled, and mashed, then combined with pulverised rice. Some say this was a precursor to… Read More


Black Bean Sticky Rice

Today’s recipe is not exactly a ‘sweet’ but a traditional, regional form of ‘okowa’ (sticky rice cooked with other ingredients). Mitori Okowa is made not with red azuki beans but with black mitori beans, a variety of black-eyed pea, cultivated… Read More