I'm tired of osechi, but it's a little troublesome to cook properly in the latter half of the new year. Introducing MUJI's "Made in Italy" series, which is perfect for this time of year.
The series, which appeared this winter, is a cooking kit that contains all the ingredients such as pasta, powder sauce, and ingredients in one bag. Of the seven types, this time I tried three types: "macaroni with cheese sauce," "penne with porcini sauce," and "risotto with seafood." Both are for one person and the price is 290 yen (tax included).
All you need to prepare is a pot and water. Put all the contents of the bag in a pot of boiling water, simmer for 7 to 8 minutes for pasta and 15 minutes for risotto, and the sauce is thickened. Of course, the process is simple, but I was also impressed by how the pasta was boiled and the sauce was thickened at the same time.
The cheese sauce macaroni is a delicious taste that is irresistible for cheese lovers, where the thick and plump macaroni is tightly entwined with the rich cheese sauce. It may be a meat dish garnish.
Penne with porcini sauce using fragrant mushrooms and porcini. The rich sauce and the magical power of porcini will keep you from stopping. It's a little salty and well seasoned, so it looks good with wine!
A risotto that uses Italian rice and leaves a proper "core". Although it is finer, it also contains plenty of seafood, so you can fully enjoy the compatibility with sweet and sour tomatoes. It is better to eat freshly made rice as the rice will harden over time.
In each case, the only thing to wash is the pot, which is a nice point because it requires less effort from beginning to end. It can be stored for a long time at room temperature, so adding it to the stock seems to be reliable!