Vegan Furofuki Daikon (Stewed Tuber with Sweet Winter Sauce)

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vegan furofuke daikon (stewed tuber)
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 1 daikon
  cup mild white miso
 ¼ cup sugar
 1 tbsp rice vinegar
 ¾ cup shiitake no dashi (mushroom stock made from boiking shiitake mushrooms with furikake)
 4 cups white short grain rice

Gather your ingredients! In addition to white shortgrain rice, mild white miso, sugar, daikon, and rice vinegar, you’ll need a small amount of shiitake no dashi, made from boiling shiitake mushrooms with vegan furikake.

Ingredients for vegan furofuki Daikon


This recipe is an okazu (a Japanese side dish typically served alongside rice as part of a larger meal). As such, the cloudy water from rinsing the rice can conveniently be used as an ingredient.

Pour your desired amount of rice in a sieve and rinse into a large bowl of water. You’ll need enough water to have two inches standing in your stew pot.

Rinsing rice


Wash the daikon and cut it into large, two inch long pieces. The final product will be very tender, so you don’t have to cut it into bite-size pieces.

Slice daikon into two inch pieces for vegan stewed tuber


Submerge the daikon slices in the starchy water from rinsing the rice. Raise to boiling, then simmer for at least two hours. The daikon is done stewing when it is as tender as cold butter.

Stewing daikon slices in rice water


For the winter sauce, combine the 1/3 cup of mild white miso with 1/4 cup of sugar, and 1 tablespoon of rice vinegar.

mild white miso, sugar, rice vinegar, shiitake no dashi


Add 3/4 cup of shiitake no dashi (shiitake mushroom stock) to the bowl with miso, sugar, and rice vinegar. This stock can easily be frozen and defrosted for use, or made fresh. To make the stock, boil 8 oz of fresh shiitake mushrooms in 6 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of vegan furikake (kelp seasoning.) Separate the mushrooms from the final liquid stock and use them in another dish, such as a stir fry or soup.

shiitake no dashi


Whisk together the sauce ingredients.

Daikon winter sauce


When the daikon slices are tender, serve hot in individual dishes. Drizzle in the sweet winter sauce.


vegan furofuke daikon (stewed tuber)

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