Friday, 8 July 2011

Lazy Mommy's Dinner - Ochazuke

After the previous post of me being lazy about cooking dinner, here's another post to further show my laziness. ^^!

It's been some time since we last eat these, but this is what I used to resort to when neither myself nor the boys want to eat anything much but we want something hot & soupy. This is completely easy to make. I don't think I can even call it cooking! LOL
It's ochazuke - "ocha/cha" means tea and "zuke/tsuke" means submerge. Basically you have a dish of tea poured over rice.

You can use the furikake I mentioned in my previous post for the topping and then, you pour either hot tea/hot water or dashi (stock) over your bowl of rice. There are of course plenty of ready-made ochazuke  packets sold at the Japanese section in supermarkets available. Yes, you can find it in Jusco and Carrefour too! :-)
Ochazuke taking simply with rice can be rather bland for me and when I needed something spicy to accompany my ochazuke, I'd add kimchi! Yummy, I tell you.

11 comments:

  1. Interesting! Is that tea regular tea or green tea or is it stock based? I like to eat rice that way too. I use soup and all the ingredients piled on top. Yum!

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  2. @appySurfer,
    I use green tea or just plain water. Too lazy to make dashi. XD

    But if you want to use green tea, don't use the powder ones.

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  3. wakakaka, this is really so that something i called "lazy man meal"!! hahahha.. that's so simple and even easier than instant noodles!! :D

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  4. ok ok, now i am convinced with your "laziness" already!! salute and bow~~ haha!! :D

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  5. my laziest meal is to cook can soup, so am i eligible to compete with you?? haha~~ :D

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  6. I thought I am lazy but you beat me to win the title. :P

    Gosh. Lazy Mom competition. hahaha....

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  7. My laziest dish is to put everything (rice + ingredients, seasoning) in the pot and cook. At least, I bother to cook the ingredients. :P

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  8. @SK,
    Wait! Wait! I have more lazy dishes in store. Don't bow yet! xD

    Can soup? You are much more "rajin" than me! I don't even do that! LOL

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  9. @ECL,
    we totally should do a competition. Share each other's tips on lazy style cooking. Haha

    Yes, yes. At least you cook all the stuff. ^^

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  10. tea over rice! wow, this is something new for me. too bad i don't live in KL but i'm definitely keeping my eyes open for the furikake! yum yum~

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  11. @levian,
    You can make it yourself, those furkake. I of course, am too lazy to do so. XD

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