if you ever have last minute dinner parties and you like to make a nice delicious dinner for a couple of guests, i recommend ajituke inari age sushi (seasoned fried bean curd with rice) with sake!
what you will need:
2.seasoned fried bean curd (comes with powder vinegar)
3.liquid rice vinegar
4.sake (rice wine not shown)
the seasoned fried bean curd usually comes with 12 pieces per package. so if you have about 4 guests then you should get more than 2 packages. the package i paid was about $2.99 without tax. so 2 bean curd packages and 2 bottles of sake for 4 people is under $20 and delicious! that's assuming you have rice already at home! if you don't it is not much more!
for 1 package you will need about 3 cups of cooked rice. the package in the back gives you better instructions than me! and best of all, it doesn't take much time for your dinner party!
you should be able to find everything you need at the 99 ranch market, here.
i prefer to use liquid rice vinegar so that's a little extra, about $3 a bottle before tax. i can't really say how much i put it because i never cook with measurements. i cook food with love, seriously, i do! and it always tastes delicious!
i don't make time to cook often but when i do, 99.9% tastes awesome because when you cook from the heart, it will never let you down! from italian to taiwanese...i am a pretty well cook but not a chef or anything!