[Anime Culture Monday] Anime Recipes! - Kotetsu’s Everything Fried Rice (Tiger & Bunny) & Usagi/Serena’s Cookies (Sailor Moon)?

Hey everyone! Welcome back to “Eat Like Your Anime Faves,” a series where I teach you just how to eat like characters do in anime. That’s right; you learn how to cook real Japanese food from anime. I’m back again to give you more of what you love!
This week we are taking a look at two very popular shows and what they have to offer. I really hope that you are enjoying this series as much as I am! One recipe is another major staple of Japanese cooking and I will even be including an optional variation that is my personal favorite! The other is a quite funny take on a very standard item that you have probably made in your life. So let’s go ahead and get into it!

Kotetsu’s Everything Fried Rice (Tiger and Bunny)

As I thought about what I could do for the next part of this series, I remembered that Kotetsu in Tiger and Bunny, can’t really seem to cook anything. He really likes putting mayonnaise on things. Trust me, Japanese mayonnaise is amazing, so I’m with him on this 100%! Then I remembered that he does have on specialty; his everything fried rice. He puts everything in it and admittedly, fried rice does taste better the more you put in it!

Fried rice is very much a staple in Japanese cuisine. You can even see Onigiri, like the ones I made last week here (hyperlink), made from fried rice. Fried rice originated from China, but the Japanese have taken it on themselves to make their own version called “Cha-Han.” That’s what I will be presenting today with an optional twist!

tiger and bunny fried rice

Everything Fried Rice Ingredients (1 portion)

Cooked Rice (Cook it following the package directions or in a rice cooker)
2 Cups

Egg
1

Minced garlic
1 Clove

Thawed shrimp (diced)
1 Cups

Frozen mixed veggies ∗
2 Cups

Salt and pepper
To season

Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp

Soy Sauce
1/2 Tbsp

Note:

Frozen mixed veggies or ½ cup each of the following vegetables diced.

  • Celery
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Mushrooms
  • Red pepper

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How to Cook It:

  1. 1

    Start out by preparing your rice.
  2. 2

    Get a frying pan or wok, if you have it, and spray or coat the insides with the vegetable oil. Turn the stovetop heat on to high.
  3. 3

    Next, cook the shrimp until they begin to turn pink.
  4. 4

    Add in your diced veggies and cook for a few minutes. Be sure to stir quickly as you don’t want this to burn!
  5. 5

    Once the veggies are cooked, add in the mayonnaise. Once the mayonnaise has been mixed in well, remove it from the frying pan/wok and place it in a bowl to the side.
  6. 6

    Next, add a little more oil to the frying pan/wok. Then add in the egg and scramble it quickly. Add the rice in now and mix it well with the scrambled egg still stirring quickly.
  7. 7

    Finally, kill the heat. Now add in your shrimp/veggie mixture and the soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper and stir until it is all evenly mixed together.
  8. 8

    Serves one to two and Enjoy!

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt!)

Optional Version:

Garlic Cha-Han has to be one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten so if you are a garlic lover, you should give this a try.

Instead of having so many vegetables, you could simply chop up more garlic and add it in in their stead. This will give the fried rice a very aromatic flavor, but you have to watch it closely because garlic burns fast and becomes bitter. If you are watching to give this version a try, I recommend cooking this on medium heat. It will take a bit longer, but the taste is worth waiting for!

Look at that! Doesn’t it just make your mouth water? The best part about fried rice is that you can enjoy it at any point in the day. This makes a great accompaniment to breakfast because you can get your veggie servings in quickly! It’s also a good snack on the go as onigiri.

Yum!

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Usagi/Serena’s Cookies?? from Sailor Moon

sailor moon usagi cookies

Usagi/Serena does try at one point, actually I’m pretty sure she only does it in the movie, but let me know if I missed an instance of it in the comments, to cook. In the movie Sailor Moon S Hearts in Ice, Usagi tries to make cookies for Mamoru/Darien. It’s known throughout the series that Usagi cannot cook, but she loves to eat. Actually it’s Mako (Sailor Jupiter) who knows how to cook. Maybe we should feature a Mako bento some time?

Anyway, in order to show her love for Mamoru, Usagi bakes him cookies with the other girls. Well… Mamoru eats them… much to his chagrin I’m sure. These are really easy to make as just about anyone can make cookies. I’ll be keeping this recipe really straightforward for you to enjoy making!

Usagi/Serena’s Cookies Ingredients (One dozen)

Self-rising flour
3 cups

Softened butter
1 Cup

Suger
1 ¼ Cups

Egg
1

Milk
1 Tbsp

Vanilla extract∗
1 Tbsp

A cute bunny cookie cutter! (Or whatever you have on hand!)

Note:

Vanilla extract, that is how to make the recipe is they would appear in the movie. That being said, you can obviously add in other things if you would like to make different flavors of cookies. ^_^ Chocolate chips, Peanut butter, oatmeal and raisins, and oatmeal and chocolate chips are just a few ideas that come to mind. Should you put oatmeal in though, increase the amount of milk to accommodate for the dryness.


sailor moon usagi cookies

How to Cook It:

  1. 1

    First things first, pull out the butter before you get started and let it soften. Do not microwave it nor should it be cold. You want the butter to be about room temperature.
  2. 2

    Next, in order to avoid lumpy dough or dry pockets, sift all of the flour into a bowl and set it aside.
  3. 3

    Then, take a hand mixer and beat the sugar, butter, egg, milk and vanilla extract together. Note: if you are doing a different ingredient, be sure to slowly add this in after mixing the above ingredients together.
  4. 4

    Next, slowly beat in all of the flour.
  5. 5

    Chill the dough in your fridge for about 30 minutes to an hour. Be sure to cover the dough with some plastic wrap/cling wrap. Preheat your oven to 180C/375F.
  6. 6

    After the dough had chilled, lightly dust a counter top with flour and roll out the dough with a rolling pin. Don’t roll it out more than maybe 1/4th of an inch aka about 1 cm thick. The dough will break at that point!
  7. 7

    Next, use your cookie cutter to cut out the bunny cookies! You may need to recombine the dough together a few times to get more cookies as there will be excess dough.
  8. 8

    Lightly grease a baking tray lined with aluminum foil and place the cookies on the tray.
  9. 9

    Bake on the center rack of your oven for about 7-10 minutes. These cookies won’t be super thick, so they should cook quickly. You could burn them slightly for authentic Usagi style flavor, but why would you?
  10. 10

    Once the cookies have cooled, enjoy!

(Note: If you are underage, or new to cooking, be sure to let your parent/guardian know what you are doing. We don’t want you to get hurt!)

Take pride in your work and enjoy this! I really hope that you succeeded in making these!

Yum!

sailor moon usagi cookie
Yum! I really hope you enjoyed this version of eating like your anime faves and that you look forward to my next venture. Is there something that you want me to make next? Please tell me in the comments below and I will be more than happy to whip up another recipe just for you! Till next time.

Nagareboshi

Editor/Translator

Author: Nagareboshi

American by birth; international by choice. I am trying to bring attention to one of my favorite causes; me. I translate by day and write by night. Aspiring polyglot. My dream would be to be the personal translator for Amuro Namie. Other than that, my hobbies include languages, weightlifting, sleeping, karaoke, GOOD coffee and music. When I’m not doing any of the above, I am most likely laughing hysterically at Willam Belli videos or EV farming. I ain’t gunna Rupologize for it neither. Waifu are Shirai Kuroko & Euaerin.

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