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Unagi Eel Over Rice Recipe – Plate Of The Day
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Unagi Eel Over Rice Recipe

July 14, 2005

Frozen Unagi in rice cooker

Unagi Eel Over Rice

I don’t even know if this counts as a recipe since it’s really just 2 simple ingredients ( Unagi and Rice! ).

1) Frozen Package of Unagi (from your local Japanese grocery store)
2) 1.5 cups of Sushi Rice or a sweet rice variety such as Cal Rose / Nishiki brand.
3) Sesame seeds (garnish)

Prepare a rice cooker and cook rice till most of the water has cooked away (~10 minutes) then add your frozen unagi into the rice cooker and cook for the remaining time to finish cooking the rice! Serve over rice! Garnish with sesame seeds.

unagi over rice eel recipe The point however is not the simplicity of this recipe but really how good it tastes after you make it and the amount that it would cost if you actually went to a restaurant. Take for example Top Ramen Noodles also a very easy meal to make – you just add the noodles to some boiling water and then whatever flavor packets you have but you wouldn’t pay $12.00 for a bowl of Top Ramen at a restaurant – well maybe there are places where you can but you’d certainly be getting ripped off I’m sorry. However I would pay $12.00 for Unagi over rice as I have at SobaYa here in New York. But for only about $5 you can make it yourself pretty easily. Enjoy.

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  • Reply AzianBrewer July 15, 2005 at 12:54 pm

    Quick thinking using the rice steamer for your unagi don!
    Now all you need a nice chilled glass of junmai sake.

  • Reply mr. japanese-culture-guy October 1, 2006 at 1:49 pm

    japanese food is great. As always, unagi donburi tastes good, and is great on hot days. However, sake is bad for your health, and don’t drink it often. Just drink organic green tea imported from Japan. The powder form is even better.

  • Reply mr. japanese-culture-guy October 1, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    adding onto that, In Japan, restaurant foods are served in smaller proportions, and the menus don’t have as much food as in Taipei. However, both countries are close to each other, so it’s great to be able to fly back and forth during vacations =]

  • Reply Nou February 21, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I love unagi don. However, I read that it contains saturated fats and cholesterol from wikipedia. Then how healthy is this? I can’t find much information on how healthy it is. I guess I cannot eat it everyday.

  • Reply fween April 11, 2008 at 7:54 am

    i will introduce many kind of japanese food(of course unagi too!) if you are interested in it, please link to me. thanks.

  • Reply jordan February 24, 2009 at 7:24 am

    yeah, unagi is high in fat and cholesterol. But, it is also high in protein and vitamin A so it’s okay to eat from time to time.

  • Reply atilia September 20, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Hi! My friend and I really love unagi don. But recently I heard that it contains alcohol. FYI, we cant drink alcohol due to religion restriction. Thus, I just want a clarification if it really contains alcohol or not.

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