The Washoku Warriors are a group of food bloggers who cook their way through the beautiful Washoku by Elisabeth Andoh. Rachael from La Fuji Mama , who is the mastermind behind this project, will select 1-2 recipes per month and all Warriors will send her a write-up about their experiences.
Last month's challenge (number 2 since the founding of the group) comprised Cooked White Rice (Gohan), Green Soybeans Served in the Pod (Edamame) and Pork and Wakame Dumplings (Wafu Gyoza).
As I joined just this week Rachael extended the option of just cooking one or two elements of the challenge. So I went for rice and edamame but the latter turned out to be impossible to find (but I found a small asian food store a short distance from where I live in the process :) ). In the spirit of using fresh, in-season ingredients I substituted them with some browned young onions (inspired by this post by Mark Bittman). This made for a tasty, if somewhat frugal dish. The rice had a bit to much of a bite but I guess as this project progresses, there will be plenty of opportunity to hone my rice cooking skills. I'm looking forward to the next challenge.