We call batch cooking side dishes ‘jobisai’ in Japanese. Preparing several kinds of ‘jobisai’ helps save cooking time as well as achieving a well-balanced diet.
‘Kinpira’ is one of the basic jobisai recipes using root vegetables and ‘renkon’ means lotus root. It’s a simple, quick way to enjoy lotus roots in season.
1. Heat sesame oil in a pan and stir-fry thinly sliced lotus root.
2. Add sake, soy sauce and mirin in the pan and cook until it smells nice… I added two tablespoons of each ingredient but adjust the amount as you like – please enjoy finding the best balance of salty and sweet. If you don’t have mirin, substitute sugar or maple syrup.
3. Sprinkle sesame seeds and red pepper powder.