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.

A bizenware ceramic containing Chikuwa Isobeage and flake salt.
A bizenware ceramic containing Chikuwa Isobeage and flake salt.

Chikuwa Isobeage ちくわの磯辺揚げ

Chikuwa Isobeage (Fried Fish Cake with Tempura Batter) are a classic beer food in...
An oval ceramic plate containing Carrot Beef Rolls garnished with parley.

Carrot Beef Rolls

Savory pan-seared carrot beef rolls glazed with homemade teriyaki sauce. This Japanese home-cooked dish...
An oval plate containing Japanese sweet rolled omelet.

Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelet (Tamagoyaki) – Midnight Diner Season 2 厚焼き玉子

Japanese Sweet Rolled Omelet is made by rolling thin layers of fried egg, on...
A Japanese meal set with shio koji salmon, miso soup, rice, and side dishes.

Shio Koji Salmon 塩麹サーモン

Simple yet deeply flavorful, Shio Koji Salmon is the best way to enjoy the...
Wooden miso soup bowls containing Kakitamajiru, Japanese egg drop soup.

Kakitamajiru (Japanese Egg Drop Soup) かきたま汁

Made with dashi broth with fluffy egg ribbons, Kakitamajiru, or Japanese Egg Drop Soup,...
Sweet black soybeans garnished with a gold leaf in Japanese red and gold dishes.

Instant Pot Kuromame 黒豆 (圧力鍋)

These jewel-like, sweet black soybeans called Kuromame, are a classic Osechi dish enjoyed during...
A black bowl containing Namasu (Japanese Daikon and Carrot Salad).

Namasu (Daikon and Carrot Salad) 紅白なます

Thinly sliced daikon and carrot strip pickled in a sweet vinegar sauce. Typically...
Green bean gomaae in a Japanese ceramic mortar.

Green Bean Gomaae (Sesame Dressing) インゲンの胡麻和え

Green Bean Gomaae is a classic Japanese salad in which fresh green beans are...
Cranberry sauce served in a white ceramic bowl.

Easy Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Made with just 5 ingredients, this Easy Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce is ready after...
A red bowl containing Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Shio Koji.

Creamy Mashed Potatoes with Shio Koji マッシュドポテト塩麹入り

Make the fluffiest and creamiest Mashed Potatoes with Shio Koji that are buttery and...
A white ceramic plate containing Maple and Miso Glazed Roasted Carrots.

Maple and Miso Glazed Roasted Carrots にんじんメープル味噌味

Make your holiday lineup extra colorful and nutritious with these Maple and Miso Glazed...
A white bowl containing Green Beans with Yuzu Vinaigrette.

Green Beans with Yuzu Vinaigrette インゲンの柚子和え

Bring a unique Japanese flair to the classic green beans! This Green Beans with...
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