Time to cook: 30 minutes
Total Servings: 4
Not a classic. Rice is sacred to the Japanese and treated with a delicate, reverent attitude. They call it "gohan", which can be translated as "the main food" or food with a capital letter.
The patron saint of rice, Inari-sama, has interesting legends. This deity secretly borrowed grains of rice from faraway lands. In secret, rice was brought to Japan in a cache and given to the people. It was believed that rice possessed the soul, and if forgotten, the retribution for carelessness would be severe. Ancient manuscripts tell of peasants who got rich from a good harvest. They stopped working, began to live a life of fun and drinking. And one day, after drinking too much sake, the peasants made a mochi cake out of rice and began to shoot at it with their bows like a target... The humiliated and insulted rice soul turned into a white bird and flew away. The rice fields were deserted, famine came to the village, and the people died. Such was the punishment for neglecting such a valuable product.
Ingredients and taste: Soy Sauce, Butter, Hot, Eggs, Rice, Tender, Water, Green onions, Tangy, Cereal
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