Matcha ochazuke rice is indeed a simple but splendid feast for the palette. Delicate crunchy crackers accent soft rice. The slightly bitter tea balances the mildly sweet nori seaweed. Japanese pickles add a salty, savory element.
If this is your first foray into Japanese matcha ochazuke rice, feel free to substitute more familiar flavors. Like protein-packed, slightly salty, kid-friendly hot dogs!
Per serving of Matcha Ochazuke Hot Dog Rice:
Cook the hot dogs according to package directions.
Pour the matcha green tea on top of the rice.
Sprinkle with dried nori seaweed and Japanese rice crackers.
If desired also garnish with fried onion crisps and a soupcon of matcha powder.
Top with a sliced or octopus shaped hot dog.