Nira is a green vegetable called “chives” in English and tama means egg in Japanese. I used fresh, organic nira that my teacher, Don, grew in his back yard. This vegetable has a unique smell and may be new to you. But the smell goes away after you cook it, is loaded with vitamins, and is good for eliminating fatigue. If you have a chance to go to an Asian supermarket, please look for this vegetable! It’s a great side dish!
Yield: 2 servings
Time: 10 minutes
- 1/2lb nira (cut into 2″ pieces)
- 2 eggs
- Mix spices in a bowl (sake, soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, sesame oil)
- Pour the eggs in a small bowl and beat
- Heat oil in a frying pan and stir nira for four minutes (until it gets soft), then scoot the nira to the side of the frying pan
- Pour eggs on the other side of frying pan and stir
- Add mixed spices and mix
- Sprinkle sesame on the niratama
- Serve and enjoy!