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Saucy Japanese Greens with Sticky Sesame Rice Recipe

Saucy Japanese Greens with Sticky Sesame Rice Recipe

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How To Make Saucy Japanese Greens with Sticky Sesame Rice

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Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 2 cups of Japanese short-grain rice
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch of Japanese greens (such as bok choy or komatsuna), chopped
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds


  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain well.

  2. In a medium-sized pot, combine the rinsed rice and 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil over high heat.

  3. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid. Cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.

  4. While the rice is cooking, prepare the saucy Japanese greens. In a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  5. Add the chopped Japanese greens to the skillet and cook until wilted, about 3-4 minutes.

  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, cornstarch, and water until smooth. Pour the mixture over the cooked greens and stir well to combine. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

  7. Once the rice is cooked, remove it from the heat. Let it sit, covered, for 5 minutes.

  8. Fluff the rice with a fork and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

  9. Serve the saucy Japanese greens over the sticky sesame rice and enjoy!


  • Calories : 350kcal
  • Total Fat : 10g
  • Saturated Fat : 1g
  • Cholesterol : 0mg
  • Sodium : 800mg
  • Total Carbohydrates : 60g
  • Dietary Fiber : 4g
  • Sugar : 1g
  • Protein : 7g
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