How to make Ninniku Miso (garlic miso paste) for rice and vegetables
The other day I picked up a condiment mainly for rice and vegetables at a drugstore near my house, which is probably unique to Japan.
The item I purchased this time is Ninniku Miso (にんにくみそ), which is a sweet, savory paste though the product name literally means garlic miso.
The ingredients of this garlic miso paste
In fact this condiment is made mainly from miso and garlic paste, but in addition, sweet things, such as sugar, starch syrup, and mirin, are added to complete the condiment.
The other ingredient also includes a Korean red chili paste, Gochujang, so, as a result, the condiment gets sweet and savory.
How to use this sweet garlic miso paste
As I wrote above, this Japanese condiment goes well especially with rice and vegetables.That is probably because they are plain foods.
Steamed plain rice and the garlic miso paste are the most typical combination.We Japanese put the condiment on the rice and enjoy them together.
Speaking of the combination of the condiment and vegetables, the garlic miso paste works well with almost any vegetable dish.
For example, the sweet miso paste goes well with boiled spinach,
and it also makes a good pair with boiled carrots and potatoes.
How to make the sweet garlic miso paste, Ninniku Miso
Finally, for those who are interested in this Japanese condiment, let me introduce a simple but tasty Ninniku Miso paste resipe from this Japanese website.
|Miso paste (Amazon.com)||200 g|
|Sugar||one or two tablespoons|
|Sake rice wine (Amazon.com)||one tablespoon|
|Salad oil||a proper amount|
- Cut garlic into fine pieces
- Fry the pieces in salad oil
- Add Sake rice wine, and when the pieces are getting soft then add sugar
- Finally, add miso paste, and when the paste blends well with other ingredients then turn off the heat
- Enjoy Ninniku Miso paste along with rice and vegetable dishes !