Steamed rice and pickles are the foundation of any traditional Japanese meal. When Candy’s cukes are served over warm steamed rice, the brine-soaked rice and cold cukes taste like you are eating effortless sushi.
She learned how to make these from my Grandma Anne. Now I make them impatiently on the hottest summer days when I need a cold, flavorful, acid kick.
Rebel Rebel’s very own Nina included these cukes in her quarantine e-cookbook Eat the Rich that is updated weekly. The book is free but donations to MassUndocuFund, a nonprofit benefiting undocumented workers, are strongly encouraged.