A healthy, delicious and quick Japanese oshitashi recipe that will have your whole family begging for more spinach at dinnertime!

oshitashi

The subtle sesame and soy flavors of ohitashi (or oshitashi) make it a delicate dish usually served as a side to stronger, more assertive flavors.

Oshitashi Recipe

Few ingredients are needed for this incredibly delicious oshitashi recipe! It’s a low fat and low calorie spinach side dish that’s a Japanese classic. Oshitashi is very easy to prepare – Delicately dressed in soy and a little sesame oil (I prefer toasted sesame oil), oshitashi (or ohitashi) can be served with a bowl of steamed rice, Japanese pickles and some kind of fish or meat.  The flavors  are subtle, delicate and clean.
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Ohitashi

bowl of boiled spinach with sesame seeds

A healthy, delicious and quick Japanese oshitashi recipe that will have your whole family begging for more spinach at dinnertime!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 2 people 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Japanese
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag pre-washed spinach
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon mirin

Instructions

  1. Bring a pot or large pan of water to boil, with a little salt added. Add spinach to boiling water and cook for a minute. Take the spinach out as soon as it starts to wilt a little (don’t wait until it’s completely wilted). Shock it in a bowl of cold water and ice (this stops it from cooking).
  2. Remove the spinach from ice water and squeeze out as much water as you can without pressing too hard on the spinach. You’ll end up with a ball about the size of your hand. Roughly chop it, squeeze out a bit more water and gently separate the leaves.
  3. Put the spinach in a bowl and add soy, mirin, sesame seeds, and sesame oil. Mix well and serve.

Notes

You can keep this oshitashi recipe in the fridge for 3-5 days.

This Oshitashi Recipe Is:

No cholesterol
High in calcium
High in dietary fiber
Very high in iron
Very high in manganese
Very high in magnesium
High in phosphorus
Very high in potassium
High in riboflavin
High in thiamin
Very high in vitamin A
High in vitamin B6
Very high in vitamin C
High in vitamin E

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