Togarashi Pepper Shiitake Rice Bowl
The renowned Japanese pepper blend, TSTE®Ã‚Â® Togarashi Pepper Spice Blend, adds a flavorful and peppery zing to these shiitake rice bowls!
2 Tbsp. Ginger Sugar
½ tsp. Soy Sauce Powder
1 Tbsp. Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. sesame oil
2 cups shiitake mushrooms
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 cups prepared sushi rice
2 oranges peeled; segments separated and chopped
SAUTÈ shiitake mushrooms in butter and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium-high heat until golden brown and soft.
ADD soy sauce and balsamic vinegar and toss; as soon as balsamic begins to glaze mushrooms remove from heat. Keep warm.
COMBINE the sushi rice with the prepared vinaigrette. Divide between bowls. Top with mushrooms and orange segments.
Spice Fun Fact: Pepper contains an alkaloid called piperine. Piperine acts as an irritant if it gets into the nose, stimulating nerve endings until a sneeze occurs and it is expelled.
Spice Fun Fact: The name clove came from the Latin word â clavus, meaning nail. Cloves are aromatic dried flower buds that are picked before they bloom.
Spice Fun Fact: Known as supermarket cinnamon, it's the most familiar of the cinnamons. It is made from the rolled dried bark of an evergreen tree.
Spice Fun Fact: Cumin seeds date back to the second millennium BC where ancient Egyptians used them not only as a spice but also in the mummification process.
Spice Fun Fact: These tightly-rolled quills are very delicate and can break apart with your fingertips. Ceylon cinnamon is less spicy and more complex than cassia cinnamon.
Spice Fun Fact: In ancient Greece and Rome, bay leaves were thought to hold magical powers and were used to make crowns of laurel for champion athletes and poets.
Spice Fun Fact: Bird's eye chiles gained their name because of their small round shape and because birds, who are not affected by their heat, spread them from place to place.
Spice Fun Fact: Ceylon cinnamon is known as true cinnamon, whereas most of the other ʺcinnamonsʺ on the market are actually the closely related, but very different, cassia.
Spice Fun Fact: The taste of cloves is similar to the peppery, sweet heat of allspice with an edgy bite. Their flavor works well in spiced cookies, cakes, and hot tea.
Spice Fun Fact: The main producer and consumer of cumin is India. Cumin is the second most popular spice in the world, following black pepper.
Spice Fun Fact: Garlic is widely used around the world. Throughout the year, the average American consumes about 170 cloves (2.3 pounds) of garlic.
Cinnamon and cassia (a relative that is commonly mistaken for true cinnamon) are common spices consisting of dried, cured tree bark. In contrast to Korintje cassia and other cinnamons, Vietnamese or Saigon cinnamon (cassia) has a higher oil content resulting in an intense and seemingly hotter flavor. Use when a sharp cinnamon flavor is desired.
Spice Fun Fact: Considered by many to be the worlds finest cinnamon; it is not only sweeter, but more aromatic and more powerful (spicier) than cassia commonly sold in supermarkets.
Spice Fun Fact: In the ancient world, cinnamon was more precious than gold and was so highly prized that it was deemed fit to be a gift to monarchs, kings, and Gods.
Cinnamon and cassia (a relative that is commonly mistaken for true cinnamon) are common spices consisting of dried, cured tree bark. Korintje cinnamon (a cassia) comes primarily from Indonesia and is known for its slightly sweet flavor. Our Korintje cassia is much fresher than what you find at your local grocery store - perfect for all of your standard baking needs.
Spice Fun Fact: Due to its sweet, delicate flavor, Korintje cinnamon is the most commonly used cinnamon in North American households and commercial bakeries.
Spice Fun Fact: Together with St. John's Wort and other herbs, Fennel was used during medieval times to ward off witchcraft and evil spirits.
Spice Fun Fact: During the Napoleonic War in 1812, Russian soldiers put allspice in their boots to keep their feet warm and help reduce odor.