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Hijiki No Nimono

Hijiki No Nimono is another home-cooking Japanese dish for everyday meals.  It is seasoned strongly so that it lasts for a longer time and is ready to eat at any time.  It is often found in bento boxes, and is a great side dish in meals any time of a day. Hijiki No Nimono is also one of the healthiest foods among Japanese food.

Hijiki is a type of seaweed and is very nutritious.  It is full of nutrients like fiber, vitamins and minerals, especially having a lot of iron. If you are concerned about healthy eating, Hijiki may be the super vegetable (from the ocean) you are looking for. Interestingly, it also has a considerable amount of arsenic for a food, but it is widely eaten in Japan and is typically not a problem as long as you don’t eat excessive amounts.

As mentioned, Hijiki No Nimono is strongly seasoned, so it is a very good accompaniment for steamed rice.  It is salty and sweet, and a tasty side dish for any time.

Hijiki No Nimono

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes



  1. Rehydrate dried Hijiki in water in a bowl about 30 minutes. Cut carrot, Konnyaku, and Aburaage into thin 2" long strips.
  2. Strain Hijiki and drain the water as much as you can.
  3. Heat a frying pan with oil, and stir fry Hijiki, carrot, Konnyaku, and Aburaage together about 5 minutes. Add the seasonings and cook at medium heat for 10 minutes covered, and cook further for 5-10 minutes uncovered until the liquid is almost all evaporated.

Hijiki no Nimono Recipe

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  • Karen Ewart
    November 21, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    This sounds delicious. I am having a hard time locating Konnyaku and Aburaage. Can you tell me where in the store they would be located? Are these items shelf stable or would they be in the refrigerated or frozen section. Thanks for any help you can give me. I use your recipes all the time and have never been disappointed.