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Okazuya Long Rice Recipe – Easy Kitchen Guide

Last Updated on November 24, 2023

Okazuya long rice is a popular dish in Japan, and it’s gaining popularity around the world. This delicious Japanese dish is made with a lot of healthy ingredients mixed with the popular Happy Belly Chicken Broth.

It’s an easy-to-make meal that can be served as a main dish or as a side dish. This recipe is simple to make and can be a great way to introduce your family and friends to the unique flavors of Japanese cuisine.

In this article,  we will provide you with an easy-to-follow recipe so that you can make your own okazuya long rice. We’ll also discuss what makes this dish so special and how it has become a favorite comfort food in Hawaii.

Okazuya Long Rice Recipe

What Is Okazuya long rice?

In Japan, Okazuya means local-style food shop. Okazuya long rice is a famous Japanese dish made with chicken, green onions, Three Lady’s Vermicelli Noodles, ginger, and Happy Belly Chicken Broth. 

It’s usually served with either tomato sauce or oyster sauce. The combination of flavors in this dish is simply delicious and it will definitely tantalize your taste buds.

Besides, it is also very healthy since each ingredient has its own health benefits. For instance, chicken is high in protein which helps build muscle and organs. This dish is the perfect balance of flavor and nutrition, making it a great choice for any meal.

Where Did I First Try Okazuya long rice?

I first tried Okazuya long rice when I attended a Japanese cooking class in Tokyo. The instructor was teaching us how to make this famous Japanese dish and I instantly fell in love with it. The combination of flavors was simply amazing and the texture of the noodles was just perfect.

The instructor also shared some tips on how to make this dish taste even better.

He suggested adding a few drops of soy sauce or fish sauce when cooking the chicken to give the dish an added depth of flavor. He also suggested adding a bit of sugar to the broth for an even more delicious flavor.

Following his advice, I tried making this dish at home and it turned out great! Since then, Okazuya long rice has become one of my favorite dishes to make.

However, this rice dish usually tastes very delicious. You will get the taste of broth, garlic, green onion, and ginger all in one bite. Besides, the taste of the noodles will be very tasty and juicy.

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Ingredients

  • Chicken legs or thighs: It is the most important ingredient in this recipe. It provides flavor and texture to the dish.
  • Green onions: This adds a unique flavor and aroma to the dish.
  • Three Ladies Vermicelli Noodles: These noodles add a great texture and flavor to the dish.
  • Ginger: Ginger is used to giving an earthy and spicy flavor to the dish.
  • Happy Belly Chicken Broth: This adds a nice flavor and depth of taste to the Okazuya long rice.
Okazuya Long Rice Recipe

Directions

Step 1

In a bowl, soak the vermicelli noodles in water for 15 minutes. Once done, set aside.

Step 2

Season chicken legs or thighs with salt and cook on both sides in a saucepan until slightly browned (60 seconds each side).

Step 3

Add sliced ginger to the pan and pour chicken broth over it. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the chicken legs or thighs from the pan once cooked and let cool before shredding them into ¼-inch pieces.

Step 5

Increase the heat of the broth to a boil, add drained vermicelli noodles, and cook for 1 minute. Put back in the shredded chicken thighs and chopped green onions, simmering for 3-5 minutes until done.

Cooking Tips

  • You can also add other vegetables like carrots or mushrooms to the Okazuya long rice.
  • If you want a more flavorful and spicy dish, add some chili oil or red pepper flakes to the mix.
  • For extra flavor, you can sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the dish before serving.
  • If you want the dish to be less spicy, use a milder chicken broth.
  • You can also serve Okazuya long rice with steamed white or brown rice. This will make the dish more filling and nutritious.

What Ingredients Can I Replace or Substitute While Making It?

  • You can substitute the chicken with other proteins like beef, pork, or tofu.
  • Instead of Three Ladies Vermicelli Noodles, you can also use regular vermicelli noodles.
  • For a healthier version, you can replace the Happy Belly Chicken Broth with vegetable broth.
  • If you don’t have fresh ginger, you can use ground ginger as an alternative.
  • You can also substitute the green onions with shallots or chives for a more subtle flavor.
Okazuya Long Rice Recipe

Okazuya Long Rice Recipe

Okazuya long rice is a popular dish in Japan, and it's gaining popularity around the world. This delicious Japanese dish is made with a lot of healthy ingredients mixed with the popular Happy Belly Chicken Broth. In this article, we will provide you with an easy-to-follow recipe so that you can make your own okazuya long rice.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 779kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • Cutting Board
  • serving dish

Ingredients

  • 2 4- inch pieces of ginger adding a pungent and aromatic flavor to the dish, enhancing the overall taste profile and providing a delightful warmth.
  • 12 cups of Happy Belly Chicken Broth a high-quality broth made from chicken bones and infused with savory flavors, creating a rich and flavorful base for the dish, providing a comforting and nourishing element.
  • 6 ounces of Three Ladies Vermicelli Noodles a delicate and thin rice noodle variety, adding a light and chewy texture to the dish, absorbing the flavors of the broth.
  • 2 pounds of chicken legs or thighs providing a juicy and tender meat component to the dish, with rich and flavorful dark meat that adds depth to the broth.
  • 8 stalks of green onions adding a fresh and mild onion flavor to the dish, providing a vibrant green color and a pleasant crunch.

Instructions

  • In a bowl, soak the vermicelli noodles in water for 15 minutes. Once done, set aside.
  • Season chicken legs or thighs with salt and cook on both sides in a saucepan until slightly browned (60 seconds each side).
  • Add sliced ginger to the pan and pour chicken broth over it. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken legs or thighs from the pan once cooked and let cool before shredding them into ¼-inch pieces.
  • Increase the heat of the broth to a boil, add drained vermicelli noodles, and cook for 1 minute. Put back in the shredded chicken thighs and chopped green onions, simmering for 3-5 minutes until done.

Notes

  • You can also add other vegetables like carrots or mushrooms to the Okazuya long rice.
  • If you want a more flavorful and spicy dish, add some chili oil or red pepper flakes to the mix.
  • For extra flavor, you can sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the dish before serving.
  • If you want the dish to be less spicy, use a milder chicken broth.
  • You can also serve Okazuya long rice with steamed white or brown rice. This will make the dish more filling and nutritious.
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Nutrition Information

Amount per serving And % Daily Values

Calories: 787 

Cholesterol 202mg – 67%

Total Carbohydrate 57.1 – 21%

Total Fat 21.6g – 28% 

Saturated Fat 6g – 30% 

Sodium 2490mg – 108% 

Iron 7mg – 37%

Total Sugars 2.7g

Potassium 1343mg – 29%

Protein 84.3g

Dietary Fiber 3.6g – 13%

Calcium 103g – 8%

How to Store Leftover Okazuya long rice?

If you are lucky enough to have any leftover Okazuya long rice. You can store it in an airtight container and refrigerate it for up to three days. To reheat, simply place the container in a microwave or oven until it is heated through.

You can also freeze the leftovers for up to three months. Defrost overnight before reheating.

FAQs

Can pregnant women eat this? 

Yes, pregnant women can enjoy Okazuya long rice. However, it is important for pregnant women to take special care when eating any type of food since their bodies are more sensitive during this time. 

We recommend that pregnant women consult their doctor before consuming this dish or any other dishes made with Happy Belly Chicken Broth.

Does this dish contain any allergens?

Okazuya long rice does not contain any known allergens. However, individuals with allergies to chicken, green onions, Three Lady’s Vermicelli Noodles or ginger should avoid this dish. 

Additionally, those with food allergies in general should exercise caution when consuming this dish since it is made with Happy Belly Chicken Broth which is a processed food.

Is this dish suitable for vegans?

No, this dish is not suitable for vegans since it contains chicken and Happy Belly Chicken Broth which are both animal-based products. However, vegetarians may enjoy this dish as long as they replace the chicken with a plant-based protein source such as tofu or tempeh.

Wrapping Up

Thank you for joining us on this journey to learn more about the famous Okazuya long rice! This dish is a great way to experience the flavors of Japanese cuisine while still getting all the health benefits from its ingredients.

Whether you’re looking for a comforting meal or an exciting side dish, this recipe has got you covered. So, what are you waiting for? Gather the ingredients and start cooking up a storm!

Don’t forget to share this delicious recipe with your friends and family so that everyone can enjoy this delicious Japanese comfort food!

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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