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No.034 Rice with bamboo shoots
[Seasonal rice cooked only with cricket extract]

Cooking time: 30 minutes

“Grillus Kitchen” that delivers recipes using Grilus cricket ingredients
This time, I will introduce "bamboo shoot rice" cooked only with cricket extract!

Bamboo shoots that make you feel the arrival of spring.
Bamboo shoots grow quickly and quickly become bamboo.
Therefore, you can enjoy raw bamboo shoots from March to May.

Seasonal bamboo shoots and bamboo shoot rice made only with extracts extracted from domestic crickets.
How about a dish to enjoy the season or a dish to celebrate Children's Day?


  • Rice (use unwashed rice)
    2 go
  • boiled bamboo shoots (thinly sliced)
    about 150g
  • Aburaage (sliced)
    1/2 piece
  • Gryllus extract (A)
    3 tablespoons
  • Mirin (A)
    3 tablespoons
  • Sake (A)
    2 tablespoons
  • Water (A)

How to make

  • Put the rice and (A) in a clay pot and mix lightly. Add the bamboo shoots and fried tofu, cover with a lid, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • Add the bamboo shoots and fried tofu, cover with a lid, and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
  • After 15 minutes, make sure there is no moisture left, cover with a lid and steam for about 10 minutes, then gently mix the whole.

So crickets!

Bamboo shoot rice cooked only with "grillus extract" extracted from domestic Futahoshi crickets without using dashi.
It is a seasoning liquid with an excellent balance between the strong umami of seafood and salty taste.
Also, even though it is an extract, it contains about 20% protein, so you can easily take in protein just by adding it.

Besides kashiwamochi and chimaki, there is also bamboo shoots eaten during Boys' Day.
It seems that the wish is that it is a food that is in season during the Boys' Festival, and that it will grow straight and healthy like bamboo.

Why Cricket?

The protein crisis that will occur in the future and the food loss problem that is currently occurring mainly in developed countries. In order to solve both of these problems, Grilas grows edible crickets using food waste as food.

If you want to know more about Grylas's initiatives, please click here.