This recipe originally appeared as part of Jared’s story. This is a fun way to make a high end looking meal with basic ingredients.
Total Time: about 40 minutes (includes 30 minute for cooking the rice)
Special Equipment: some type of ring like a set of biscuit cutters
2 cups of rice
1 daikon radish
1 teaspoon of white miso paste
4 filets of white fish, like Talapia
1 teaspoon garlic powder or two crushed garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Soy sauce (optional)
Red Pepper (optional)
PREPARATION AND COOKING
1) Cook the rice
2)Then using a shredder with large holes, shred the daikon radish into a bowl.
3) Cut the white fish into bite size pieces. Dover Sole is probably the thinnest and will cook the fastest, but it’s not that tasty. I prefer Talapia or this new boneless fish from New Zealand I found at my local grocery store, Hoki.
4) Place the fish into a bowl. Coat the fish with the olive oil. You can either use a spoon or your hands but using your hands works best then add the garlic and pepper. For the photos to keep it more white, I used garlic powder, and that’s easier too.
5) Turn the burner on medium, place the marinated fish in a wok and saute until done (about 10 minutes).
1) Take a white bowl, place a biscuit cutter in the center. Fill the biscuit cutter with rice using a teaspoon. If you want the shape to be really cylindrical, you should pack the rice in by pressing the rice into the biscuit cutter with the teaspoon.
2) Gently lift the biscuit cutter off the rice. The stickier the rice, the more difficult this will be. Use the teaspoon to press down on the rice if you have to, if you’re crazy about perfection that is.
3) Add a layer of the shredded daikon radish on top. Depending on how flat the you got the rice, the easier it will be to keep the daikon radish on top of the rice.
4) Place the white fish on top of the rice. The easiest thing to do to keep it on top of the rice and daikon radish is before you place the cooked fish on top of the rice, place it in a bowl and flatten it out with a fork.
5) Pour the white miso broth into the bowl.
6) Oh, but wait! We are not forced to eat a totally white meal like Jared! I myself prefer to add red pepper flakes. You can add soy sauce too if you want.