The natural sweetness of amazake [a fermented non-alcoholic rice drink] and the aroma of sesame are accented with amanatto [traditional Japanese frosted bean sweets] made from black beans. Concentrated amazake, which has a rich flavor and is suitable for making sweets and cooking, can be made in a rice cooker without a fermenter.
It is a simple, healthy snack that you just mix and freeze. How about some nutrition on a hot day?
Pointers from Rie
- If you use liquid amazake, it will taste like sherbet; so if you are using a commercially available product, choose a concentrated type.
- You can also add black sugar syrup or honey if you like.
- Amazake can be stored frozen. I also recommend adding it to yogurt or mixing it with fruit or soy milk in a blender to make a slightly sweet drink. When added to stews instead of sugar, it gives a gentle sweetness.
Ingredients (for 4 people)
|ａ） Amazake (concentrated type)
White sesame paste
Ground black sesame seeds
|Black bean amanatto||30g|
Nutritional value (for 1 person)
- Wrap the silken tofu in kitchen paper, place on a plate, warm in a 600W microwave for 2 minutes, and drain.
- 2Coarsely chop the black soybeans and amanatto.
- Put a) and 1 into a food processor or blender and mix well until smooth.
- Put 3 into a zippered food storage bag and add 2. Smooth it evenly, flatten it, close the zipper, and put it in the freezer.
- While freezing for about 3 hours, mix by kneading from the outside twice. When ready to eat, leave at room temperature until slightly soft, then knead again until smooth, then serve in a bowl.
MOA natural foods products used
Zuisho Kinugoshi Tofu/Salt Umikko/Squeezed Black Soybeans/Ajiwai Premium (White Rice)/Dried Rice Koji
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