Speaking of "jam", it is a companion to bread, but this time I found "Omusubi jam" to accompany rice. A product jointly developed by students of Nagaoka Institute of Design in Niigata and NPO Omoide.
Jam using the traditional "Nagaoka vegetables" of Nagaoka city. The name "Omusubi Jam" is said to have the desire to become a bridge that "connects" producers and consumers, rice and vegetables.
The "pouch eggplant ginger" I bought this time uses a large and round Nagaoka purse eggplant. Eggplant is low in water and does not easily crumble when boiled, but it is seasoned with dark soy sauce, honey, and sesame oil. The purchase price is 579 yen.
From the name "jam", I thought "Is it sweet?", But in a good way, it's a taste that betrays my imagination. The spiciness of ginger works well in soy sauce, and the aroma of sesame oil goes through your nose. Yuzu jam, honey, and apple cider vinegar add a refreshing sweetness. The strong seasoning goes well with rice!
Generally, eggplants are cooked to make them sloppy, but this eggplant is also characterized by its crispy texture. The umami that overflows as you chew is irresistible. If you use it for seasoning such as stir-fried pork, it will be a delicious accent to the taste and texture.
Nagaoka Purse Eggplant and "Omusubi Jam Purse Eggplant Ginger" that you can fully enjoy the deliciousness of rice. Just put it on and your usual rice will become a "main side dish"!