How did a housewife end up being as well-known in Japan as Rachael Ray is in the United States? She happened to be married to well-known and loved television personality, Reji Kurihara. Reji and Hurami often had guests from the television industry to their home and Hurami served them her homemade specialties. A televison executive asked her to assist in a cooking show and that’s how she got started. Her fans love her because she is charismatic, and her food is tasty, quick, and easy to prepare. Many of her recipes have no more than 5 ingredients.
Like many of the other “game changers,” Hurami has a product line featuring kitchen pots and pans, aprons, tableware, and other miscellaneous items. She has published 115 books; which include Harumi’s Japanese Home Cooking: Simple, Elegant Recipes for Contemporary Tastes , and Everyday Harumi .
I found the recipe for green beans with sesame dressing on Culinate , and it’s from her book Everyday Harumi . I have adapted it, slightly. The bean’s have a “dressing,” but it’s more of a sprinkling of flavored ground sesame seeds.
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cooking Time: 7-8 minutes
2 cups green beans
1/3 cup toasted sesame seeds (I used a toaster oven for 1 to 2 minutes. Watch them carefully.)
½ tablespoon mirin
½ to 1 tablespoon soy sauce (I used ½ tablespoon)
1. Prepare the green beans: Lightly cook the beans in a pan of boiling water with a little salt, then drain and rinse under cold running water and pat dry.
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