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Hijiki seaweed seasoned with sweetened soysauce


Do you know this black thing in the picture??

This may not be familiar with some of you.

This is called HIJIKI which is one of popular seaweed in Japan.

I always have this dried Hijiki seaweed in my pantry since they are packed with fiber, calcium and iron.

It has a little bit of sea weedy smell but with my recipe, you won't taste that at all.

More over , they are perfect for meal prep. I always make batch and mix with sushi rice, top it on the cold noodle, put it on the salad.

My kids love this dish together with onsen egg, so why not try this nutritious ingredients for your kids??

Mixing with sushi rice!↓

< Hijiki seaweed seasoned with sweetened soysauce/ ひじき煮>

<Yield> 3-4 servings

<Prep time> 5mins( doesn't including soaking time)

<Cook time> 10mins


・30g of Dried Hijiki seaweed

・½ carrot

・1 piece of Thin fried tofu


3 tbsp of soy sauce

1 tbsp of mirin without MSG

1 ½ cup of dashi stock

1 ½ tbsp of sugar

<Optional toppings>

shiitake mushroom


cooked soybeans


1: Soak dried hijiki seaweed minimum 30mins. Overnight if possible. Remove the excess oil of thin fried tofu by pouring boiling water. Then squeeze and pat to dry.

2: Julian the carrot thinly. Slice the thin fried tofu about the same size as carrot.Drain the water of hijiki seaweed. Mix seasonings listed above.

3:In a pan, add 2 tbsp of vegetable oil. Stir fry the hijiki seaweed over the medium heat for about 5 mins. Add carrot and thin fried tofu and stir fry them for another 2-3mins. Add seasonings and cook it over high heat until most of the liquid is evaporated.

Ready to be enjoyed!

not much liquid are left↓

<Miwa's tips>

・The longer the hijiki soaked in a water, lesser the smell will be. Texture will be softer as well.

・Thin fried tofu is usually coated with degraded oil, it’s very important to remove it before you season them. The hot water needs to be boiling hot.

・You want to cook away all the liquid otherwise the taste will be a bit brand.

<How to make dashi stock with dashi tea bag?>

・I used dashi pack for making dashi stock. Let me introduce how to make dashi stock using dashi bag. You can always use dashi powder but the taste is a lot better with the bag.

1: Put 800cc of water and 1 dashi bag in a pot, once it brings to a boil, lower the heat to medium and cook it for another 3-4 mins.

2: Off the heat and remove the dashi bag. Ready to be enjoyed!

<Storage time>

Store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 5days.

Store it in a freezer for up to 3weeks.