"Beaten" with the back of a knife or a rolling pin, burdock mixed with sesame seeds makes a savory snack.
- Cooking time
- 15 minutes
- Nutrition information is for one serving.
- Peel the burdock root and rinse, then cut into 5 cm (2 in.) long pieces; for fatter pieces, cut into thirds or quarters.
Put the pieces in a mix of vinegar and water for two minutes.
- Place a handful of rice in water (to help absorb the bitterness from the burdock root) and bring to a boil.
Add the burdock root and boil until soft enough to easily poke with a fork.
- Drain the burdock root and discard the rice.
Then lay the burdock root on a cutting board and tap lightly a few times with a pestle, rolling pin, or back of a knife.
Season with (A) and serve.