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Horensho Hitashi (Spinach with Toasted Sesame Seeds)

 

12

Yield

6

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

20

min

Low Fat, Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb
 

Ingredients

2 ½ teaspoons salt
2 ½ teaspoons sesame seeds
½ teaspoon sugar
1 pinch monosodium glutamate
*
1 ½ pounds spinach
fresh
3 tablespoons Niban Dashi
*
1 teaspoon soy sauce, tamari

Directions

Bring 5/8 pt water to boil and add salt.

Gather the spinach into a large bouquet, place it in the saucepan, and cover tightly.

Cook for 5 minutes until the upper leaves begin to wilt.

Immediately drain and plunge into cold water.

Cut away the stalks and discard. Squeeze the leaves dry.

Cut the leaves into 1inch pieces and squeeze them dry again.

Set aside.

Heat a heavy fry pan until water skitters accross surface.

Add seeds, and warm for 3 to 4 minutes, shaking constantly.

Put the dashi, sugar, soy sauce and MSG into a small saucepan, stir and bring to a boil over high heat.

Remove from heat and serve.

TO SERVE: Pour sauce over the spinach and toss together to coat leaves.

Divide into 6 bowls and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 119g (4.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 3428% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1122mg 47%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Sugars g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 213% Vitamin C 53%
Calcium 13% Iron 18%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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