Taste the scallop samples at the Hokkaido fair, and more often than not you will be grabbing a packet to purchase on the way out. Heh, I fell for this temptation after the Japanese promoter in all his determination to promote his product offered me a sample (yes sample) of steamed scallop rice cooked with soy sauce. Believe me, it was good.
I believe that some sort of magic was used to “convince” me to buy the scallops as I simply had the urge to recreate the scallop performance in my rice cooker at home. The recipe was altered slightly, and included Nagaimo Yam (one of the specialties offered at the Hokkaido fair).
Got the urge to steam up a batch of my Nagaimo Yam with Scallop Rice? Hit the link for the recipe
- 12 pieces of dried scallops. Cut it into halves if you want to have “more” pieces.
- 2 tablespoons of light soy sauce (if you have kikkoman soy sauce it would be better)
- 1 tablespoon of dark soy sauce
- 2 dash of ground white pepper
- Half a Nagaimo Yam cut into cubes
- 2.5 cups of uncooked long grain rice, washed. Japanese rice would also be good.
- 3 cups water
- In a electrical rice cooker, put all the ingredients into the pot and stir a few times with a spoon.
- Cook accordingly. Serve!
The Hokkaido fair is on till 29th June. So be fast!
You can also pair the dish with some marinated terriyaki tako (octopus). Fantastic =)