Batter-Fried Shrimp and Vegetables on Rice

Tendon

A simple and tasty way of using leftover tempura (batter-fried shrimp and vegetables) and rice. Serve this dish with hot soup and a colorful assortment of pickles.

Ingredients

  • Scant 1 cup dashi (Basic Soup Stock)
  • 1Β½ tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin (syrupy rice wine)
  • 2½–3 cups hot rice, cooked according to the master recipe with 1¼–1Β½ cups raw rice (or leftover cooked rice, briefly reheated)
  • 4 batter-fried shrimp; leftovers are fine
  • 4 pieces of batter-fried green pepper or other green vegetable; leftovers are fine
  • 4 pieces of batter-fried eggplant or mushroom; leftovers are fine

Method

Combine the stock, sugar, soy sauce and syrupy rice wine in a small saucepan and simmer, stirring, for 2–3 minutes.

Divide the rice among 4 deep bowls. If using leftover batter-fried foods, heat them first for a few minutes in a warm oven before placing a shrimp and 2 vegetable pieces over each mound of rice. If using freshly fried foods, place them directly over the rice. Pour some of the piping-hot seasoned broth over each bowl and serve immediately.

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