Under 5 Ingredients

Make satisfying dinners with our simple and easy 5-ingredients recipes. From Japanese-style wafu pasta to fried rice dishes, these easy recipes will be your new dinner staples. Salt, pepper, oil, water —and any optional ingredients – are freebies.

Red Japanese lacquered bowls containing clear soup (Osumashi) with shiitake mushrooms, fu, and mitsuba leaf.

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Red Japanese lacquered bowls containing clear soup (Osumashi) with shiitake mushrooms, fu, and mitsuba leaf.

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