Ochazuke or chazuke is a classic Japanese breakfast meal. It is a rice bowl pouring green tea and dashi. It is extremally great taste and Japanese people absolutely love this because it is considered as a quick breakfast.
Do you know Ochazuke or have you ever had it? Ochazuke is a classic Japanese breakfast as well as natto. Not known as a quick dish, it is also a kind of stomach dish. Because It is simmered in the hot water, the rice is soft and easy to digest. It also fills you up good.
If you go to a Japanese grocery store, you can see instant Ochazuke that you just need to add to a rice bowl and add hot water. That’s the quickest way to make Ochazuke but it is also really good making it by yourself at home!
How to make Salmon Ochazuke
- 175 g cooked rice HERE is how to cook rice
- 50 g salmon You can ad as much as salmon you want! I add about 100g salmon but 50-70g is a good amount!
- 1/2 tsp salt
Topping options (If you want)
- white sesame seeds
- dry seaweed
- mitsuba (Japanese wild parsley)
Dashi Option 1
- 1/2 cup dashi HERE is how to make dashi
Dashi Option 2
- 1/2 cup green tea You can buy green tea from HERE
- 1/3 tsp soy sauce
- Rice : Let's cook rice first. HERE is how to cook rice.
- (Option1) Dashi : If you chose to use dashi for Ochazuke, HERE is how to make dashi.
- (Option2) Green tea : If you chose green tea, make 1/2 cup hot water. In a tea pot, add the hot water and green tea pack. Let it leave at least 3-5 minutes.After 3-5 minutes, take off the green tea pack from the pot.Add soy sauce in the pot.
Let's cook Ochazuke
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Pat the salmon with a paper towel and add the 1/2 tsp salt to the salmon.
- In a baking pan, add olive oil or sesame oil, then put the salmon.
- After the oven heat gets 400°F, bake the salmon for 20 minutes.
- In a small bowl, add the cooked salmon and loosen into the small pieces.
- In a small bowl, add cooked rice first, then add cut nori and salmon.
- Add the your chosen soup (option 1 or 2) into the bowl.
- This is great for breakfast! Add some white sesame seeds, dry seaweed, or mitsuba on top!