Hop ! We’ve stepped into December, the darkest month. But we often have bright days in Osaka… in the cold.
Okayu, congee, rice porridge is a good way to fight the cold. With sweet potato, yellow like the leaves of icho (gincko).
Brown rice and cubed sweet potato (with its skin), rinsed, cooked overnight in the rice-cooker.
Simple toppings :
poppy seed slightly roasted under the broiler
goji berries and all their vitamins and commercial promises (let’s believe, 10 a day and you’re eternal…) and they are red like the leaves of momiji (Japanese maple)
Sencha green tea as many bushes stay green through Japanese Winter (I’m not sure it’s a bush of camelia… could be).
A little kaki (persimmon) like other fiery leaves.
That seems very simple, but the combination of tastes of that okayu was perfect, sweet, earthy, nutty…
Cal 263.5 F2.2g C65.5g P5.4g