We introduce a collection of freezing and preserving methods that are useful for busy mornings. There are three: frozen toast, frozen onigiri (rice balls), and frozen miso soup mix.
This frozen toast idea is to store bread topped with sauce and ingredients in the freezer. In addition to pizza sauce and white sauce, canned corn, ham, sausage, green peppers, onions, and other ingredients that tend to be left over halfway through the meal can be used as ingredients. Finally, top with pizza cheese if desired.
Wrap each slice entirely with food wrap tightly and store in a freezer bag in the freezer for further storage. When ready to eat, remove the plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature for a few minutes, then bake in a preheated toaster for about 10 minutes.
]] How to freeze and store toast
This is an idea to freeze onigiri with ingredients added in advance. Use freshly cooked warm rice. Freezing the rice with steam will reduce the crispiness of the rice when thawed. The best ingredients are those with little water content and a strong flavor. Common ingredients such as pickled plums, grilled salmon, kelp, bonito flakes, dried shirasu seaweed, etc. are fine.
When eating, heat the rice in a microwave oven as you would with frozen rice, as it will become dry if defrosted naturally. The standard time for one onigiri is about 1.5 minutes.
]] How to freeze and store rice balls
Frozen Miso Soup Mix
Frozen miso soup mix makes it easy to prepare miso soup with plenty of vegetables. Simply put the pre-cut miso soup ingredients together in a freezer bag and freeze. The key is to wipe off the moisture from the ingredients well and place them as flat as possible so that they freeze quickly.
When cooking, place the frozen ingredients in a pot with the broth, and when cooked, dissolve the miso in the broth to complete the cooking. No knife or cutting board is needed, so cleanup is easy.
] Frozen Miso Soup Mix
A convenient way to freeze and store rice that can be prepared quickly and satisfyingly on busy mornings. Try various ways to prepare your favorite ingredients.