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Carrot and Rice Koji Dressing

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Carrots 21%, koji (malted rice) 18%, soy sauce (wheat, soy, salt), rice vinegar, onion, rapeseed oil, sugar, water, yeast extract, pepper

Contains gluten

For allergens, see ingredients in bold

Energy 139 kcal (581 kJ), Total Fat 7.9g of which saturates 0.62g, Carbohydrate 14.5g of which sugars 11g, Protein 2.5g, Salt 2.2g

Salads: Drizzle the dressing over salads for a burst of flavour. It adds a touch of sweetness and umami richness that complements the freshness of the salad.

Vegetable Dishes: Use the dressing as a sauce for cooked or raw vegetables. It pairs well with steamed broccoli, roasted carrots, grilled courgette or stir-fried greens.

Marinade: Marinate meats, seafood, or tofu in the dressing before grilling, baking, or pan-frying. The natural sweetness and umami flavour of the dressing will infuse the ingredients with a delicious taste.

Dipping Sauce: Serve the dressing as a dipping sauce for sushi rolls, sashimi or tempura. Its creamy texture and subtle sweetness complement the flavours and textures perfectly.

Sandwiches and Wraps: Mix the dressing with a little mayonnaise and spread onto sandwiches or wraps as a flavourful alternative to regular mayonnaise or mustard.

Carrot and koji rice dressing is a creamy sauce full of the natural sweetness and umami of carrots and koji.

What is rice koji?

Koji is a type of mold, specifically Aspergillus oryzae, that is used to produce many staple ingredients in Japanese cuisine.

Steamed rice is inoculated with Koji mould spores instigating fermentation, this produces enzymes that break down complex carbohydrates into simpler sugars and proteins into amino acids. This enzymatic activity enhances the flavour and smell of the food, it also imparts unique umami flavours and contributes to its nutritional value.

Natural sweetness

This sauce is packed full of the natural sweetness of carrot and onion, which pairs beautifully with the Japanese malted rice to create a dressing that uses minimal oil, no additives. It also contains less calories than dressings which have been sweetened with sugar.

Rice vinegar

Rice vinegar has a mild, slightly sweet flavour compared to other types of vinegar and tends to be less acidic, making it suitable for use in dishes where a more subtle acidity is desired.

Soy Sauce

Soy sauce is well known for its rich umami flavour, in this dressing it adds complexity and a depth of flavour.

Carrot and koji rice dressing is versatile and simple to use, for more ideas see How to use above.

Store in a cool, dark, place. Refrigerate once opened.

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