Renkon no Kinpira (Japanese Lotus Root Stir Fry)

Renkon no Kinpira (Japanese Lotus Root Stir Fry)

Servings: 2

Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb lotus stem (about 6″, thinly sliced into wheels)
  • 1 small carrot (sliced crosswise and halved)
  • Spices
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sake
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seed
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp vinegar

Method

  1. Mix 3 cups water and 1 tsp vinegar in a bowl, then marinate renkon (lotus stem) for 3-4 min
  2. Mix spices (soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar) in a small bowl
  3. Heat sesame oil in a frying pan and stir-fry renkon and carrots for 3 minutes
  4. Add mixed spices and stir for 2 min over low heat
  5. Sprinkle sesame on top and serve!
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