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macaroni gratin with hijiki

Macaroni Gratin with Hijiki


  • 1 tablespoon dried hijiki
  • 2 slices bacon
  • 5 1/4 ounces broccoli
  • 3 1/2 ounces macaroni
  • 7 ounces canned tomato
  • 2 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • a little salt
  • a little pepper
  • 1/2 cup water for soaking hijiki
  • 1 quart water for boiling macaroni and broccoli
Step 1

step 1:

Soak the dried hijiki in the 1/2 cup of water in a bowl for 30 minutes. Remove and drain. Squeeze out any excess water with your hands.

Step 2

step 2:

Cut the bacon slices into 8 equal portions.

Step 3

step 3:

Cut the broccoli into pieces.

Step 4

step 4:

Pour the 1 quart of water into a pan. Bring to a boil and add the macaroni and broccoli. After boiling, drain the macaroni and broccoli in a colander.

Step 5

step 5:

Stir fry the bacon in a frying pan.

Step 6

step 6:

Add the macaroni, broccoli and hijiki. Mix them and stir fry.

Step 7

step 7:

Add the canned tomato, salt and pepper, and mix.

Step 8

step 8:

Place in a fireproof dish. Spread the shredded mozzarella cheese over it. Bake in the oven at 480 °F for 12 minutes.

Hijiki to makaroni no guratan


Hijiki suits tomato taste well, and the balance of all ingredients is good. Surprisingly, this dish is light.