Natto Fermented Soy Bean Recipe Ideas

Natto Fermented Soy Bean Recipe Ideas

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Bring more probiotics, protein and dietary fibre into your day with natto. Natto is a traditional Japanese food made by fermenting soy beans with a special type of bacteria, which gives it a strong flavour and slimy texture that can be an acquired taste for many. If natto is one of your favourite foods, then why not try some of the recipes below for a little versatility?


japanese rice
olive oil

How To Prepare

  1. Natto on Rice
    Pour a well mixed serving of natto over a bowl of freshly steamed Japanese rice. This is a traditional breakfast in Japan and the most common way in which natto is enjoyed.

  2. Natto Spaghetti
    Fry some garlic and onion in a pan with olive oil. Cook spaghetti according to packet instructions and add to the pan once cooked. Mix well with the onions and serve with a portion of natto on top. This is a more modern way of enjoying natto in Japan.

  3. Kimchi Natto
    Mixing kimchi with a serving of natto and serve on a bed of freshly steamed Japanese rice, with a soft boiled egg on the side. This is a deliciously strong and intensely flavoured way to enjoy natto.

  4. Natto Sushi Roll
    Use chopped natto as a filling in a sushi roll. This is a way of eating natto that is gaining rapidly in popularity throughout Japan.

Tips and Information

- Natto comes in two varieties, either whole soy beans or chopped soy beans. Choose whichever one you prefer, they both taste great.
- Even though natto are a vegetarian dish, the dashi sauce that comes in the pack contains fish so simply swap that out for a normal soy sauce if you want a vegetarian option.
- Although natto may smell quite strong, don’t let that put you off tasting it, they really are a great dish and a perfect way to eat a healthy Japanese meal.