Okinawan Rice and Bean Sprouts


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A beautifully simple recipe that can be doctored up to your heart’s content! The bean sprouts are an unexpected flavor and texture and mix well with rice. Add cubes of tofu, a dollop of chili pepper paste, or a few sprigs of Thai basil for extra flavor and nutrients.


  • 2 cups brown rice
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp toasted and ground sesame seeds
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 cup prepared bean sprouts


  1. Wash rice well and add 3 cups cold water.
  2. Combine onion, garlic, sesame seeds, soy sauce, oil, and bean sprouts, cook all together for 2 minutes, stirring well.
  3. Combine bean sprout mixture and rice, cover tightly, and bring quickly to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat as low as possible and steam 30 minutes. Do not stir or remove the lid while cooking.