Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Fried Rice With Pea Sprouts

_DSC3478I heard that pea sprouts' popularity is on the rise in Japan. The mild flavor and no pronounced aroma present in this veggie makes it versatile and easy to adapt for use in many dishes.IMG_1072 

When you a want quick meal or time is short, this dish works. It took less than 10 minutes (not including the time for cooked rice), was easy and  very satisfying. I used ground pork but there are no clear rules on this recipe., so use whatever you have… like chopped ham, bacon or so on. And above all, you are basically washing only one skillet. That’s an added bonus for me._DSC3427

Ingredients and Instruction for 2-4 serving. (Print Recipe Here)_DSC3450Because speed is important, you need to have all the ingredients ready

Necessary equipment: Wok or large skillet

  • Ground pork 1/2 pound
  • Tokyo long green onion approximately 5 inches white part minced_DSC3448
  • Vegetable oil or sesame oil or half of each 1 Tablespoon Note: If you are using extra lean meat then you may need some oil when you sauté the meat also.
  • Cooked rice 3 cups, keep warm
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Pea sprouts 1 cup
  • Salt and pepper (white pepper preferred)
  • Soy sauce (I used Tamari soy sauce)
  • Pine nuts about 1/4 cup, lightly toasted
  1. Heat wok on medium high. Put in the ground pork and green onion. Sauté until the pork is no longer pink. Transfer the pork to a plate. Set aside
  2. Clean the wok with paper towel. Heat oil in same pan at medium heat. Add the rice and egg and *sauté quickly with wooden spatula,1-2 minutes.Salt and pepper to taste. * Do not press on the rice. _DSC3458_DSC3461
  3. Put sautéed pork back in the wok. Add soy sauce and  pea sprouts and continue to sauté for 1 minute or so. Check the flavoring at this point, adjust seasoning
  4. Serve with pine nuts on top. _DSC3474_DSC3480


We’re blessed to have neighbor friends over for Eater dinner. We had the usual,  honey baked ham which I stood in line to purchase…this is like an Easter ritual. Japanese style potato salad, beans, butter rolls and strawberry kasutera short cake rounded out the meal. We were busy talking, I forget to take pictures with them, that’s a shame.

Crunched for time, I let the bread machine make the butter roll dough, still mighty fine result!_DSC3585One of my comfort foods – potato salad._DSC3596

This is a new 30 minutes Kasutera recipe (in Japanese) that I saw in  NHK ‘s ‘Tameshite Gatten’ (ためしてガッテン) broadcasting.IMG_1065You shouldn’t have…They brought an awfully cute flowering plant as a hostess gift. Sweet!IMG_1071

We had egg sandwich made from left over boiled eggs…not Baaa…d, right? _DSC3605

I had such a grateful feeling all day on Easter.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a nice day!


  1. Everything here looks wonderful!

  2. Can't resist admiring your super cute cheeky face egg sandwich... really not Baaa ....d! You're so brilliant with food fun...I always look forward to your blog post!

  3. It’s gorgeous, and we would love it!

    1. Thank you very much. It was so simple and we enjoyed it.

  4. Smoky fried rice with crisp of pea sprout and pine nuts, an eastern and western heavenly fusion!!!

  5. Fried rice has always been a favourite comfort treat for me. That egg sandwich looks totally adorable....more than just not bad!

  6. wow looks great trying to grow some pea sprouts this year

    1. Thank you Rebecca. I loved your apple and ginger drink!

  7. What a wonderful dinner, but I think the fried rice dish is the star. That looks wonderful!

  8. If you haven't taken photographs, it only means you have had wonderful time! Your rice dish has such a fresh spring touch... I love pea sprouts. You are right. They are very versatile! But most of all I am now dreaming of your potato salad... It looks irresistible. What is the yellow stuff on top? It looks like mixed cooked egg yolk (it would be too beautiful to be true...).

    1. Thank you Sissi.

      The yellow stuff is mushed boiled egg yolk. Just separate white and yolk and mushed separately. I wanted it to look like flower.

    2. Oh, so it was the best I could imagine here. I love this idea. Even more egg yolk!

  9. I have never used pea sprouts but they look very tasty.

  10. Thank you my lady. Your blog is kind of interesting. You're so unique!

  11. Healthy and mighty scrumptious! The kind of dish I could eat on a daily basis.

    Have a wonderful week!



  12. I'd love to try pea sprouts... I saw someone who sprouted all sorts of things once... even chickpeas I think. It looks so green and fresh, I bet it must taste lovely. Delicious looking fried rice too!

  13. 春らしいチャーハン、おいしそうだこと!でもって、バターロールでもう参りました・・・。明美さんのお宅はいつも美味しいお料理ばかり出てきそう。ご主人もお料理上手だし、キッチンで過ごされてる時間多そうですね。私も明美さんのように、色々なお料理やテーブルコーディネートにチャレンジしたいです。