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32 Sensational Japanese Main Dishes for the Avid Home Cook

AUGUST 01, 2023
MAIN DISHES
JAPANESE
32 Sensational Japanese Main Dishes for the Avid Home Cook
Walk into a world of umami and delight, where the fusion of delicate flavors, impeccable quality, and exquisite presentation dictates the narrative. These are Japanese main dishes - thirty-two in total - assembled meticulously for you, the passionate epicure drenched in an undying love for Japanese cuisine. Japan's cuisine, wrapped in centuries of culinary refinement, is a testament to the country’s strong cultural identity. Here, the ideal is harmonious balance, where every morsel tells its own fable yet intertwines beautifully within the melody of the whole plate. These thirty-two recipes unravel such enchantment. They span the depth of Japanese cuisine, from traditional favorites like Shoyu Ramen and Miso-glazed Sea Bass to more adventurous undertakings with our Unagi Don and Yakisoba. Every creation dripping with the essence of The Land of the Rising Sun, and conveyed simply enough for any home cook to follow. From Tokyo's high-paced city life to the serene landscapes of Hokkaido, this collection offers a journey across Japan's culinary topography. It aims to bring a touch of Japanese elegance, the harmony of flavors, and a deep respect for fresh, seasonal produce to your kitchen. So, welcome! A world of bold umami flavors, delicate broths, and artful presentations awaits you. But remember - in Japanese cuisine, it's just as much about the journey as it is the destination. Take these recipes as your guide, embrace patience and precision, and embark on a culinary odyssey across Japan.
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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls

This fun and playful twist on Chicken Teriyaki will be a new family favorite.
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238,427
40 min
TOTAL TIME
1392
CALORIES
$3.69
PER SERVING
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Chicken Teriyaki Pineapple Bowls
meatloafandmelodrama.com

Soy Sauce Ramen Noodles

Easy Soy Sauce Ramen Noodles is a quick and easy meal made with with instant ramen noodles in a delicious homemade soy garlic sauce. Ready in 15 minutes and perfect for lunch or a quick dinner on busy weeknights!
7
7
10 min
TOTAL TIME
238
CALORIES
$0.60
PER SERVING
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Soy Sauce Ramen Noodles
The Foodie Takes Flight

Easiest 1 Bowl Shoyu Udon

This is literally ~the easiest~ one bowl shoyu udon or soy sauce noodles recipe that was actually a spur-of-the-moment creation since I just had a short break from work and wanted a satisfying noodle dish.For this One Bowl Shoyu Udon or Soy Sauce Noodles, I used instant fresh udon noodles that I kee...
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1,996
67
10 min
TOTAL TIME
778
CALORIES
$6.21
PER SERVING
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Easiest 1 Bowl Shoyu Udon
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Kirbie's Cravings

Spicy Tuna Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep

An easy, low carb version of spicy tuna rice bowls. These can be made ahead of time for your meal prep.
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93
20 min
TOTAL TIME
770
CALORIES
$9.20
PER SERVING
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Spicy Tuna Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep
Proportional Plate

Tofu Musubi Recipe

A vegan twist on the classic spam musubi, this tofu musubi will win over your heart! Make these over the weekend and pack two a day for lunch or grab one as an afternoon snack.
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1 hr
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386
CALORIES
$1.69
PER SERVING
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Tofu Musubi Recipe
With Peanut Butter On Top

California Sushi Roll Bowls

Make one of your favorite sushi roll's at home - deconstructed and in a bowl! Cost effective, easy to throw together, and absolutely delicious!
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23,749
22
45 min
TOTAL TIME
630
CALORIES
$2.61
PER SERVING
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California Sushi Roll Bowls
Walder Wellness

Cheesy Miso Mushroom Rice

This cheesy miso mushroom rice recipe is the perfect hands-off alternative to risotto. It's gluten-free, vegetarian, and so easy to make!
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12,315
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
656
CALORIES
$2.74
PER SERVING
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Cheesy Miso Mushroom Rice
The Foodie Takes Flight

Tofu Katsu and Japanese Curry

Crispy slabs of tofu katsu enjoyed with some Japanese curry. I used my favourite Japanese curry cubes for this recipe and had it with some steamed short grain rice. Curry is one of my favourite comfort foods and love Japanese-style curry.
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50 min
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861
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$3.22
PER SERVING
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Tofu Katsu and Japanese Curry
Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks

Chicken Gyoza

Chicken Gyoza are Japanese dumplings filled with ground chicken, spices, and cabbage then either steamed or pan fried and serving with a tangy dipping sauce.
5
40 min
TOTAL TIME
451
CALORIES
$1.87
PER SERVING
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Chicken Gyoza
Tiffy Cooks

Creamy Crab Onigiri

Crispy, buttery rice, creamy filling, this Creamy Crab Onigiri Rice Ball is the perfect recipe for summer picnics! Creamy Crab Onigiri is stuffed with creamy, sweet, and savory crab, and the rice is pan-fried till crispy with butter and soy sauce. It takes less than 15 minutes to make; my Creamy Cra...
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20 min
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546
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$1.80
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Creamy Crab Onigiri
Kitchen Confidante

Taco Rice: Okinawa Taco Rice

Okinawa Taco Rice marries the influences of American taco ground beef with a bowl of Japanese white rice, with origins from post World War II U.S. military presence in Okinawa.
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30 min
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$3.51
PER SERVING
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Taco Rice: Okinawa Taco Rice
Kirbie's Cravings

California Sushi Roll Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep

Deconstructed California sushi roll is served with cauliflower sushi rice for an easy meal that can be used for weekly meal prep.
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25 min
TOTAL TIME
363
CALORIES
$11.53
PER SERVING
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California Sushi Roll Bowls with Cauliflower Rice Meal Prep
Savory Tooth

Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl

This delicious sushi bowl includes salmon, avocado, cucumber, seaweed, rice, and a bold spicy dressing. Same tasty flavors found in a sushi roll, but much easier to make. It's perfect as a light and refreshing no-cook meal on hotter days.
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25 min
TOTAL TIME
998
CALORIES
$3.55
PER SERVING
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Salmon Roll Sushi Bowl
Simply Home Cooked

Panko Crusted Salmon

Salmon fillets coated in a lemony garlic mayonnaise and baked with a crispy panko-parmesan crust. A great dish to serve for your dinner guests!
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30 min
TOTAL TIME
575
CALORIES
$4.70
PER SERVING
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Panko Crusted Salmon
The Cooking Bride

Thirty-Minute Hibachi Steak with Vegetables

This do-it-yourself hibachi steak dinner is ready in under 30 minutes! Sirloin steak and tender vegetables are simmered in a rich Asian-inspired sauce. 
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385
30 min
TOTAL TIME
531
CALORIES
$3.49
PER SERVING
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Thirty-Minute Hibachi Steak with Vegetables
Christie At Home

Mild Garlic Chili Oil Udon Noodles

Mild Garlic Chili Oil Udon Noodles. Thick bouncy udon noodles coated in a smooth flavourful chili garlic sesame oil. They are the best chili oil noodles made in just 15 minutes or less.
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37,102
15 min
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566
CALORIES
$2.50
PER SERVING
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Mild Garlic Chili Oil Udon Noodles
Kitchen Stories

Okonomiyaki

An easy answer to breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
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40 min
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729
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$2.02
PER SERVING
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Okonomiyaki
From The Comfort Of My Bowl

Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry

Skip Friday-night takeout and make this easy, vegan stir-fry! It’s ready in 30 minutes and made with only a few affordable ingredients.
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1
30 min
TOTAL TIME
563
CALORIES
$3.18
PER SERVING
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Teriyaki Tofu Stir Fry
Cooks Well With Others

Hibachi Scallops and Bacon Fried Rice

Hibachi Scallops and Bacon Fried Rice is all cooked on the Blackstone grill or little griddle and served with a homemade yum yum sauce
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30 min
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$6.49
PER SERVING
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Hibachi Scallops and Bacon Fried Rice
Vegetarian Times

Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl

This salad gives classic veg ingredients an Asian flair. Bento refers to bento boxes, the containers with separate compartments used for take-along lunches in Japan.
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477
CALORIES
$2.13
PER SERVING
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Spicy Tofu Bento Bowl
Dinner Then Dessert

Ground Beef Teriyaki Ramen

Ground Beef Teriyaki Ramen with a five ingredient teriyaki sauce, ramen and broccoli in less than 20 minutes!
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20 min
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702
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$2.45
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Ground Beef Teriyaki Ramen
I Heart Umami

Chicken Katsu Ramen Bowl

Chicken Katsu Ramen Bowl Recipe made keto/whole30/paleo! Air fried katsu chicken with keto ramen noodles are the best combo for ramen lovers!
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45 min
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$3.72
PER SERVING
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Chicken Katsu Ramen Bowl