To me, this makes the perfect savory breakfast, especially with a cup of green tea on the side. Sometimes I'll have it with a fried egg on top, or a bit of oil-packed tuna, or whatever leftovers I have lying around. It was created when I found a random package of frozen spinach in my freezer, and realized that I had never used the stuff before. I've since tried it with fresh spinach, and though I feel a little guilty to admit it, I much prefer it with the frozen variety. —linzarella
yellow onion, diced
fresh ginger, chopped
salt and pepper
package frozen spinach, thawed and excess water squeezed out
In a medium pot, sauté the onions and ginger in the oil until the onions are translucent and the ginger smells amazing. Add mirin, salt, and pepper to taste, cook a few minutes more, then add the frozen spinach, and toss well to break up the clumps and coat it with the oil and onions.
Tun the heat to low, add the rice, and stir to fully combine. Cook for a minute or two more, then divide into three bowls. Top each bowl with rice vinegar, toasted pumpkin seeds, and umeboshi plum.