Green Bean Shiraae いんげんの白和え

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    Sometime I wonder what kind of dish visitors look for when you come to my website.  Maybe majority of the time you are looking for a main dish that you can cook for dinner tonight.  As I had mentioned in my previous posts, typical Japanese meal consists of a bowl of rice, a bowl of miso soup, the main dish, and 1-2 side dishes (could be more).  It’s been a while since I posted a side dish so I want to share a popular green bean recipe.  Side dishes (Osouzai, お惣菜) are predominately vegetables (sometimes with very small amount of meat).  There are many popular side dishes that are not commonly known in the US.  In Japan, side dishes are a key part of a meal and there are even specialty stores that only sell cooked/prepared side dishes.

    Green Bean Shiraae | www.justonecookbook.com

    Today’s recipe is Green Bean ShiraaeShiraae (白和え) is a way of cooking – mixing lightly-cooked vegetables with crumbled tofu, miso, and sesame seeds.  Spinach and green beans are commonly used for Shiraae dish.  Enjoy eating vegetables!

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    Green Bean Shiraae in a bowl.
    Green Bean Shiraae
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     
    Course: Side Dish
    Servings: 2
    Author: Nami
    Ingredients
    • 2 cups green beans (cut off the end)
    • ¼ firm tofu
    Seasonings:
    Instructions
    1. Gather all the ingredients.

    2. Cut and take ¼ of tofu out from the package and place it on a plate for at least 15 minutes so that it will dehydrate. Then crumble the tofu into smaller pieces with your hands. For the rest of tofu, keep in a airtight container and pour water until it covers the tofu. Keep in the fridge and use it within a few days.
    3. Boil green beans until tender (please don’t overcook) and drain well. Cut into half.
    4. Grind sesame seeds and add miso, sugar and soy sauce.

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    6. Combine green beans, crumbled tofu and sesame mixture all together. Serve cold or room temperature.
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    Recipe Notes

    Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.

     

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