Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Nikujaga (肉じゃが)

This is a homely Japanese style stew dish which taste sweet and flavourful unlike our Chinese meat stew which tasted more savoury. A wonderful one dish meal packed with protein and fibre, added on another bowl of miso soup makes a complete Japanese inspired meal :D

The bottom right corner is the shirataki made from konnyaku. My girl called this noodle :D Indeed it does looks like noodle but the texture is different. I don't mind slurping down all the shirataki as it is gluten free, high in fibre, very low in carbohydrate and almost zero calories! 

  • 500gm thinly sliced pork
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 2 potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1 packet of shirataki, rinsed
  • 100gm snow peas, deveined
  • 500ml water/ dashi stock
Seasoning: mix well
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp mirin
  • 1.5 tbsp rice wine
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dark soy sauce

  1. In a deep pot, heat oil and add onion. Fry for 1 min.
  2. Add in sliced pork and stir fry for 1 min or until pork turns pale.
  3. Pour in seasoning and mix well.
  4. Add potato, carrot, shirataki and stock until the ingredients are barely submerged. Stir briefly.
  5. Cover with lid and simmer for 10-15 mins.
  6. Remove lid and allow mixture to simmer for another 5 mins to evaporate away excess moisture. Adjust taste if necessary. 
  7. Add in snow peas and cook for another min.
  8. Remove from heat and serve hot with rice.

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July 2014 Event: Potato) - organised by Zoe (Bake for Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) and hosted by Jasline (Foodie Baker)


Jasline @ Foodie Baker said...

The shirataki looks like tung hoon! I love this kind of one pot dish, easy to cook and clean up hehe. The nikujaga looks delicious, thank you for sharing the recipe and joining Little Thumbs Up! (:

Rumbling Tummy said...

Looks so yummy. Bookmarked. thanks for sharing.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Love this type of comfort dish, just one dish will do with a lot of rice, yum!

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