November 22, 2011

Daikon Burgers/大根バーガー

For lunch today, I made daikon burgers.

I cut daikon into thin (about 5 mm) rounds, put them in an I Wrap bag, and microwaved for 3 min.

大根を薄い(約5 mm)輪切りにして、アイラップに入れ、電子レンジで3分加熱しました。

Two English muffins and one can of non-oil tuna:
One muffin has 150 kcal, the can of non-oil tuna less than 100 kcal, and 1 tbsp mayonnaise 100 kcal, so I hope that the two burgers do not exceed 600 kcal. I have decided to limit the daily calorie intake to 1,600 to 1,800 kcal, so each meal has to be less than 600 kcal.
マフィン一つが150 kcal、ノンオイルツナ一缶が100 kcal未満、マヨネーズ大さじ1が100 kcalなので、バーガー二つでも600 kcalは超えないと思います。一日のカロリー摂取を1,600~1,800 kcalにすることにしたので、一回の食事は600 kcal未満にしないと。
The burgers were not as tasty as I had imagined. I reaffirmed how important it is to parboil daikon. I recommend parboiling daikon as I briefly described here.


Sissi said...

Hiroyuki, I have also always preferred counting calories rather than cutting completely some dishes or products from my diet (it wouldn't be possible).
Do you have low-calorie mayonnaise? I have found two delicious French brands, which taste better than most standard mayonnaise. (Although they taste worse than the Japanese mayonnaise...)
It's a very original burger!

Hiroyuki said...

Sissi: We do, but I can never like the flavor of low-calorie mayo. I prefer the real one, and use it sparingly.

Yes, it's my original. You will come across many original burgers when you come to Japan (laugh).

muskratbyte said...

I never thought of eating daikon in a burger! :O) I'm also not a fan of lowfat mayonaise. When I'm trying to reduce calories, I use mustard instead.

This is unrelated, but I had all of this leftover okara that my mother gave me. I finally found a use for it. I added it to our Thanksgiving dressing. I also used it in dessert; apparently okara can be substituted for eggs in baking.

Hiroyuki said...

muskrat: Because I have a lot of daikon in my house right now, I'm thinking of new ways to consume daikon. Daikon burgers are just one example.

I like to mix okara and mayo (and add some citrus juice if I have any) to make simple dressing.

Okara can be a substitute for many other things. I wish I could try some of the recipes here
(Japanese only)
Okara Mountain should provide great inspirations, too.