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.

An oval plate containing 3 pieces of Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) placed on a bamboo leaf.

Popular Under 5 Ingredient Recipes

A fluted plate containing baked Tonkatsu drizzled with tonkatsu sauce, shredded cabbage, cucumber slices, and tomato wedges.

Baked Tonkatsu (Video) 揚げないとんかつ

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A white Japanese bowl containing cold miso soup (hiyajiru) with tofu, cucumber, and salmon).

Cold Miso Soup (Hiyajiru) 冷や汁

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A platter of fried chicken wings garnished with lemon and green salad.

Fried Chicken Wings – Midnight Diner Season 2 手羽先の唐揚げ

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A rice bowl containing ginger rice which is served with miso soup and pickles.

Ginger Rice (Video) 生姜の炊き込みご飯

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Wooden miso soup bowls containing Kakitamajiru, Japanese egg drop soup.

Easy Japanese Egg Drop Soup (Kakitamajiru) かきたま汁

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A plate containing Miso Cod.

Miso Cod (Black Cod with Miso) 銀だらの西京焼き

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An oval plate containing 3 pieces of Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) placed on a bamboo leaf.

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) (Video) おにぎり

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Shio Koji Chicken on a oval plate.

Shio Koji Chicken 塩麹チキン

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An oval plate containing 3 pieces of Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) placed on a bamboo leaf.

Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) (Video) おにぎり

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With a variety of fillings, Onigiri (Japanese Rice Balls) are a beloved food in...
Dashi made from Dashi Packet.

Dashi Packet + Recipe (Video)

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A convenient dashi packet is a quick and easy way to make flavorful Japanese...
Onsen Tamago in a flower-shaped bowl.

Onsen Tamago (Video) 温泉卵

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Eggs originally cooked in Japan‘s hot spring water, Onsen Tamago with silky whites and...
A bowl containing steamed rice, raw egg, sprinkled katsuobushi, and a drizzle of soy sauce.

Tamago Kake Gohan (TKG) 卵かけご飯

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Tamago Kake Gohan is a steaming bowl of hot rice topped with raw egg...
A plate containing panko-coated, fried horse mackerel fillets and a bed of shredded cabbage salad.

Fried Horse Mackerel (Aji Fry) あじのフライ

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Easy Aji Fry is a popular Japanese homestyle dish of horse mackerel fillets breaded...
White ceramic bowls containing Cabbage and Onsen Tamago Miso Soup topped with green onions and shichimi togarashi.

Cabbage and Onsen Tamago Miso Soup

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This hearty yet flavorful miso soup filled with sweet cabbage and onsen tamago (Japanese...
Perfectly cooked Japanese short-grain rice being fluffed with a rice paddle.

How to Cook Japanese Rice in a Pot on the Stove (Video)

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No rice cooker? No problem! Learn how to cook a pot of Japanese white...
Wooden miso soup bowls containing Kakitamajiru, Japanese egg drop soup.

Easy Japanese Egg Drop Soup (Kakitamajiru) かきたま汁

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Made with dashi broth with fluffy egg ribbons, Kakitamajiru, or Japanese Egg Drop Soup,...
A Bull-Dog Vegetable Fruit Sauce (Tonkatsu Sauce) and homemade tonkatsu sauce in a mason jar.

Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce とんかつソース

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My Homemade Tonkatsu Sauce uses only four ingredients and is so quick to make!
Ceramic cups containing Japanese Ginger Tea (Shogayu) garnished with a slice of lemon.

Honey Ginger Tea (Shogayu) (Video) 生姜湯

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Sip your way to a healthy start with a warming cup of shōgayu, or...
Japanese wooden soup bowls containing Daikon and Fried Miso Soup.

Daikon and Fried Tofu Miso Soup 大根と油揚げの味噌汁

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My delicious Daikon and Fried Tofu Miso Soup recipe is comfort and nutrition in...
A white plate containing two skewers of Tsukune (Japanese chicken meatball) accompanied by shichimi togarashi, Japanese seven spices.

Tsukune (Japanese Chicken Meatball Skewers)(Video) つくね

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Tsukune are delicious Japanese chicken meatball skewers glazed in sweet yakitori sauce. It‘s easy...
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