Knichi recipe is a type of food typical to the area of Japan, known as Honshu. It consists mostly of various vegetables, noodles, and a sauce mainly made from soy sauce, mirin, and sugar. It’s simple in ingredients and easy in cooking techniques. The dish is easily transportable since it can be refrigerated for up to a week or frozen for up to six months!
There are so many different types of recipes out there. I have tried so many different versions and found out that it all depends on how you like your dishes. The best way to discover a new dish is to try a bunch at once and compare them. I had my first attempt at the recipe earlier this summer when my mom visited me and she served it up for dinner one Friday night.
How to make knichi recipe?
- Preparation Time: 15 minutes
- Cooking Time: 25 minutes
- Serving Size: 4-5
- Difficulty: Easy
Ingredients for knichi recipe
- 8 cups of water
- 1 package of udon noodles (fresh or frozen)
- 6 green onions (scallions)
- 1/2 cabbage, chopped
- 3 carrots, sliced thin
- 3 inches of daikon radish, sliced thin.
- 5 tbsp. sugar (or more if you prefer a sweeter taste)
- 2 tbsp. soy sauce (light or regular flavor)
- 2 tbsp. mirin
- 1 tsp. vinegar (apple cider would work well as well)
- Salt and pepper to taste
Directions for knichi recipe
Step 1: bring your water to a boil. Add the udon noodles, radish, and daikon for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: While the noodles are cooking in step 1, take a large bowl and add all of your chopped vegetables up to the green onions. In another small bowl, dissolve half of the sugar with 3 tbsp. of water and then add soy sauce, vinegar, and mirin. Mix well.
Step 3: After your vegetables have cooked for about 5 minutes in step 1, drain the noodles. Pour the vegetables and sauce on top of the noodles and mix well. If you are adding more sugar to this recipe, it’s best to do so after mixing.
Step 4: Add additional soy sauce if you like your dish sweeter (never add it before mixing). The dish is now ready to be served immediately.
- Calories: 130 mg
- Fat: 3.6 g
- Protein: 2.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 25.3 g
- Fiber: 1.9 g
- Sugars: 8.1 g
- Sodium: 1162 mg
- Potassium: 189 mg
10 Amazing Serving Ideas for knichi recipe
1. Dipping food like waffles, pancakes, french toast, etc. in a bath of the sauce
2. Adding it to assorted vegetables and rice as a sauce or a topping
3. Enjoying it with an egg on top
4. Grazing on it with a plate of pickles or sushi rice to make it more balanced in flavor!
5. Knichi with a side of miso soup!!
6. Knichi pasta (pasta, seafood, and chicken)
7. Knichi salad (vegetarian, fish, and seafood)
8. Knichi for breakfast with scrambled eggs and even a side of bacon or sausages!
9. Wrap it in a tortilla with meat, lettuce, and cheese! It’s delicious!
10. Use it on top of pizza or pasta for an extra flavor boost!
The versatility of this meal is simply amazing! This is authentic Japanese food in a very simple, easy-to-prepare way. It’s also a great dish to take on the go because it can be prepared ahead of time and refrigerated if you have leftovers.
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