Japanese Leafy Green With Shio Koji (Aemono)

Japanese leafy green with shio koji aemono

Japanese Leafy Green With Shio Koji (Aemono)

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Sakura Yubi
I'm going to show you how to make this simple and delicious dish using leafy greens and shio koji. We Japanese call a dish like this "aemono". Aeomono is a dish where vegetables or other ingredients are mixed with seasoning. This dish is super easy, quick to make, and excellent when you want some greens. So let's get started!
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Course Side Dish
Servings 2 servings


  • 200 g leaf vegetable (Use any green vegetable you like.)
  • 1 tsp shio koji


  • First, we are going to cook the leaf vegetable. I will show you how to do it easily using a microwave oven. First, lay one or two sheets of plastic wrap on the table. Then wash the leaf vegetable of your choice and then place it on the plastic wrap. I'm using komatsuna today.
  • Then cover it with another layer of plastic wrap and wrap the vegetable completely. Pop this in the microwave oven and cook it at 600W for three minutes or until the vegetable is cooked.
  • Then take it out of the microwave oven and let the wrapped vegetable rest in cold water until it is cooled.
  • Once the vegetable is cooled, squeeze it and drain water out of it as much as you can.
  • Then remove the wrap and chop the vegetable to bite size pieces.
  • And add them to a bowl. Then add a little bit of shio koji and mix well. Have a taste, and add more shio koji according to your taste.
  • Then go ahead and plate this and sprinkle some sesame seeds. You can use bonito flakes instead too. And we are done! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes


Serving: 1servingCalories: 27.8kcalCarbohydrates: 4.7gProtein: 2.9gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 169.9mgPotassium: 558mgFiber: 2.2gSugar: 0.4gVitamin A: 9377IUVitamin C: 28.1mgCalcium: 99mgIron: 2.7mg
Keyword aemono, green vegetable, koji salt, leaf vegetable, leafy green, salt koji, shio koji
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