Tips - How To Make Edamame Rice
As promised, I post this pictorial tips for making edamame rice. The steps are pretty simple and do not take a long time to turn your regular rice into green healthy rice. The ingredients are just rice, edamame, and salt. Edamame rice taste nice and no strong odor, it just like regular rice except we can taste the edamame at the same time.
(1) Lightly boiled the edamame in the water (you can choose to salt the water if you want) for about 5-6 minutes, after that drain and remove the edamame from the hulls. Then put them inside the cold water.

(2) Remove the soft skin so you can get the smooth edamame paste later by pinching the edamame softly with your thumb and point finger. As shown on the picture above, you can see the floating ones are the soft skin.

(3) After that throw away the hulls and drain the clean edamame. Use stone mortar and pestle to grind the edamame until smooth and even. I use stone mortar and pestle because is electricity saving and easy to clean. If you don't have it, you can just use the blender / food processor too. But you might need to add a little bit of water if you use blender / food processor.

(4) The picture above show the edamame paste, looks like wasabi.

(5) Mixed the rice with edamame paste with a small amount first, you can add some more later if you like in the process. And you can sprinkle some salt too when mixing the rice and edamame, so the edamame rice has a little bit of salty taste.

Hope this tips is useful for everyone!


So simple even I could manage it I think! Can't wait to try :)

@sherimiya : Thanks a lot Sheri!

WOW! That's really simple :)

@Anncoo : Thanks a lot Ann!

Hi Lia, I had chanced upon your blog last week and that had led on to other bentoblogs and now I'm hooked! Love what u gals are doing. I got a question. I read that sometimes an uncooked spaghetti 'stick' is used to hold things together eg ears of dogs etc. Does that bother the child who's eating it? (my boy is 3, so am afraid he might choke on it) thanks! Hope to hop on the bentoblogging bandwagon soon!

Thanks for the tutorial Lia! You make it look so easy.

I have a mortar and pestle and hardly every use it. Now I have a reason to dust it off!

Thanks for sharing Lia. I'll definitely try that soon! Never thought of making endamame rice and that sounds yummy!

TFS this tip! I'd definitely try this ^_^

Both my girls love Edamame so they might really love this, thanks for sharing, awesome pics!

Thanks for the very helpful recipe! I like to use an edamame paste for sweet dumplings but wanna try cute green onigiri sometime!

@shaz : Thanks a lot for visiting my blog! Hope you will have fun in your bento making! The spaghetti stick will become softer after a while when we stick it in the rice or other foods. You can test it first just to make sure whether you are comfortable to use that or not in your kid's bento :)

@hapabento : Thanks a lot Debra! I think everyone has a stone mortas and pestle here to grind our spices. But sometimes I get lazy too and just use the blender / food processor :) *I want your bamboo rice*

@Kids Dream Work : Thanks Ai Ping! I hope your kid will like it too :)

@Just a MOM : Thanks a lot Lina!

@Mommyof2girlz : Thanks a lot Steph! Happy to share this :)

@babykins : Thanks a lot Izumi! Edamame sweet dumpling? I have to try that :)

Wow, that looks tasty, healthy, and beautiful! Thank you so much for posting the instructions. I think I'm going to have to try it this weekend!

@OhayoBento : Thanks a lot! Please try it and let me know how you like it :)

Wow they looked so simple now! I love the way you wrote it and also the beautiful clear pictures! Thumbs up Lia

@diddylove : Thanks a lot Momma Diddy for always so kind with your comment :)

hi lia, thanks for the tip. maybe my fussy eaters will try it if i mix them up this way!

Fantastic tutorial Lia!!! Your rice looks perfect!

@anna2003 : Thanks a lot Karen! Since the odor and taste don't have any big differences with regular steamed rice, I hope fussy eaters will like it :)

@Susan Yuen : Thanks a lot Susan!

Love your pic tutorial. I think smashed this way, even those who don't like edamame will nice this rice :)

Great instructions - thanks for showing us!

@noobcook : Thanks a lot Wiffy! This is simple to make and especially for the younger kids will be great :)

@Kuusou : Thanks a lot Kuusou!

Yum, love the radiant light green effect of the edamame...lovely tutorial Lia. Your posts always create such a light-filled and refined aspect to bento and uplifting every time I visit!

It sounds so simple, thanks for sharing! I hope I'll find Edamame in Lai2 store next time I go there *abis kadang ada kadang enggak sih hihihi*. Love the photos :D

Brilliant! Simple but special recipe. I like =)

wow, so great that you use the mortar-and-pestle for this -- i used to have a wood one, and i loved taking out my aggression by grinding stuff up in there ;-)

love your idea for edamame rice, always fun to have colored rice for molding, plus the edamame adds a healthy benefit!

@bentobird : Thanks a lot Jenn! Always happy to read your beautiful comment :)

@tatabonita : Thanks a lot Ta! Go get your edamame now :D : Thanks a lot!

@megan : Thanks a lot Megan! Almost every household here have the stone mortar & pestle to grind our spices. Indonesian foods use a lot of spices ... but I am too lazy sometimes to cook those foods. So ended up cooking the simple Chinese foods ;)

can we use others vegetable or bean to coloring rice green?