Amazake Recipe

Amazake is a traditional Japanese sweet, low-alcohol rice drink. It is made by fermenting rice with koji, a type of fungus. Amazake has a creamy texture and a sweet, slightly tangy flavor. It is often enjoyed as a warm beverage during the winter months or used as a sweetener in desserts and sauces. This nutritious drink is rich in vitamins, minerals, and amino acids, making it a popular choice for those seeking a healthy and natural alternative to sugary drinks.

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Ingredients for Amazake Recipe

  • 1/5 cup Short Grain Rice
  • 0.40 cup Water
  • 0.80 cup Water
  • 1/20 cup Koji

Directions: Amazake Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse 1 cup of short-grain rice and cook it with 2 cups of water until soft.
  • STEP 2.Transfer the cooked rice to a blender and blend until smooth.
  • STEP 3.In a large pot, heat 4 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
  • STEP 4.Add the blended rice to the boiling water and stir well.
  • STEP 5.Reduce the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • STEP 6.Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.
  • STEP 7.Add 1/4 cup of koji to the cooled rice mixture and mix well.
  • STEP 8.Cover the pot with a clean cloth and let it ferment at room temperature for 8-12 hours.
  • STEP 9.Once fermented, strain the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  • STEP 10.Transfer the liquid to a clean container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • STEP 11.Amazake can be enjoyed warm or cold. Serve it as a beverage or use it as a sweetener in recipes.

Cooking Tips

  • Make sure to use short-grain rice for the best texture.
  • If you can't find koji, you can make your own by steaming rice and inoculating it with koji spores.
  • The fermentation time can vary depending on the temperature and desired sweetness. Taste the amazake during fermentation to adjust the sweetness level.

Storage and Serving

  • Store amazake in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  • To serve warm, gently heat the desired amount in a saucepan over low heat.
  • Amazake can be used as a sweetener in desserts, smoothies, or sauces.
Nutrition
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356
calories per serving
4 g Fat7 g Protein71 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    4g
  • Protein
    7g
  • Carbs
    71g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    71g
  • Protein
    7g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    4g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    15mg
  • Iron
    4mg
  • Vitamin A
    0mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    2mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    5mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    0mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    53mg
  • Manganese
    < 1mg
  • Phosphorus
    131mg
  • Selenium
    1mcg
  • Zinc
    1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp