It’s almost Mother’s Day! Here at Mom’s Basement, we know how wonderful moms are and how much recognition and praise they deserve. And if any mom deserves some attention, it’s Jenova from Final Fantasy. We all need to give her some love, or face the wrath of Sephiroth. But let’s not think so negatively! Let’s figure out what deliciousness we can cook up for Mother’s Day. How about in honor of Final Fantasy and all of the hard working Japanese moms, we make some tasty Kare Raisu? And perhaps for dessert, we can make Warabi Mochi! This meal is sure to recharge those Jenova cells.
This Kare Raisu recipe, or Japanese Curry Rice, is based off of this recipe from squidoo. You will need:
- 1 lb. beef, cubed
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 carrot, sliced
- 2 potatoes, cubed
- 1 tbsp. oil
- 2 cups water
- Japanese curry paste
Step 1: Saute the chopped onion in a pan with the oil over medium heat. Once the onions are translucent, add your cubed meat.
Step 2: When the meat is browned, add in your carrot slices and potato cubes.
Step 3: Add 2 cups of water and simmer for a few minutes.
Step 5: Serve with steamed rice.
Step 6: Wonder to yourself if this is enough to appease Jenova-SYNTHESIS.
But our Mother’s Day is not yet complete. We need a yummy dessert to round out this meal, and there’s nothing better than home-made mochi. This recipe is based off of one from the adorable Chocolate & Zucchini. You will need:
- 1/4 cup mochiko (sweet rice flour)
- 1 cup lukewarm water
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 cup kinako (roasted soybean powder)
Step 1: Dump the mochiko into a mixing bowl. Whisk in the water little by little until the mixture is smooth. Then whisk in the sugar.
Step 2: Sprinkle the kinako onto a baking sheet.
Step 3: Pour the mochiko mixture through a fine-mesh sieve over a saucepan. Place the pan on medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon constantly. The mixture will turn from thin and watery to a thicker consistency.
Step 4: Keep stirring until the mixture turns translucent.
Step 6: Sprinkle the top with more kinako.
Step 7: Let it cool a bit, and then you can cut out little bite sized pieces. Eating the pieces with a toothpick is my preferred method, however, if you have a Masamune Blade handy, feel free to use that instead.
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