Ohitashi or O-Hitashi or O 'hitashi

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READY IN: 13mins
Recipe by VonnieFL

The Japanese word for "soaking". This is the way many vegetables (broccoli, spinach, okra, etc.) are prepared.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb of fresh Baby Spinach (rinsed, larger stems removed)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 5 teaspoons lightly toasted sesame seeds


  1. Boil spinach for only 2-3 minutes (until darker, but still firm). Drain and rinse with cold water to cool slightly. Hand squeeze all of hte water out fo rhte spinach.
  2. Pour water/soy sauce mix over the spinach and allow to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Squeeze out the spinach again.
  4. Spread ovelaping leaves of the spinach leaves to out into on a rolling surface to approximate 10 x 10 inches. the leaves into a "jelly roll" shape like making sushi. After tightly rolling the leaves, use a sharp knife to slice to roll into sushi-size pieces. Top with seseme seeds.

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