Now some people say a lot of Donna’s stuff is style over substance and her exquisitely photographed books are just an excuse for “food porn” (who says it? Okay, wesays it!). But this recipe is a gem. Just a handful of ingredients and none of them terribly esoteric (c’mon, star anise and sake aren’t THAT hard to find!).
We toss this one together whenever we need a standby. Our industrial-sized bottle of soy sauce means we’re never short of the key ingredient, and it’s also a good excuse to keep a bottle of sake on hand. But then of course you need the proper sake bottle and cups. Twenty bucks or so should get you a cute little set.
Oh yeah â€” Lenny’s advice about how to cook rice. It does work. “One quantity of rice, one and a half of liquid,” … watch the video for the rest of her mantra.