Have you fallen in love with the surprising taste and texture of Fix Natto Machine At Home, and would like to learn how to make it yourself? Here’s how to prepare this gooey, delicious food at home. Natto is a traditional Japanese dish created from soybeans fermented using a bacteria called Bacillus subtilis var. natto. It is usually eaten with plain rice. It is very rich in protein and nutrients, which makes it also good for its health benefits.
The process of making natto takes quite a few hours to make, however, the machine does most of the work. You know you’ve made a great batch of natto when stirring it brings out gooey strands. Our recipe doesn’t call for any natto starter as it creates its own beneficial bacteria following our method.
Making your own Fix Natto Machine At Home is extremely cost-effective. Buying premade natto in the freezer section at most Asian grocery stores can be costly for small packages. You’re getting healthy doses of fermented soybeans at a fraction of the cost of buying natto pre-made. Score!
Key features and tips
A fair warning, that we are fermenting soybeans so it will be odorous. If you are easily offended by fermentation smells, you may not want to continue with this recipe. Or choose a spot in your home where the smell while fermenting won’t offend you or others. We just love the overall health benefits of Natto and we are completely accustomed to the funky smells that can come with fermenting foods.
As always, when dealing with naturally fermenting foods, please sterilize all tools prior to starting this process. You want to make sure there isn’t any Fix Natto Machine At Home of bacteria to ensure your fermented food is safe for eating. Boil some clean water, and pour over all tools (mixing/soaking bowl, spoons, stainless steel strainer basket, etc.) you will be using to ensure they’re sterilized. Or you can also double ensure they’re sterilized by boiling any tools in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Benefits of eating Natto
Natto (fermented soybeans) makes your skin glow. Eat Natto regularly for about a month and you will notice your skin having more of a glow to it. You only need to eat about two tablespoons per day for great health benefits.
- Probiotic-rich food – optimizes digestive health and can help treat diarrhea, ulcerative colitis, and IBS.
- Rich in Vitamin K – which helps with heart health, reduces the risk of arterial calcification and supports bone health.
- Contains Nattokinase
Ingredients needed to make your own homemade Natto
You only need TWO ingredients to make our homemade natto recipe:
- Dry soybeans (preferably organic)
Tools needed to make this Natto recipe
- Fermented soybean maker machine – We couldn’t find a recent Cuckoo model that specifically stated it could also ferment beans/soybeans. We found a different brand that states it can make Natto.
- Stainless steel strainer basket – Make sure to choose the quart size that fits in your machine.
- Stainless bowl (to soak soybeans)
We used a Cuckoo brand fermented soybean maker machine to make this recipe – see the picture of the one we used below. Results may vary if you don’t have the exact same make/model we are using. That’s part of the fun of cooking is to experiment and also make our baseline recipe of instructions work for you and your own tools.
How to make our homemade Natto
Step 1: Sanitize your tools
Boil some clean water, and pour over all tools (mixing/soaking bowl, spoons, stainless steel strainer basket, etc.) you will be using to ensure they’re Fix Natto Machine At Home. Or you can also double ensure they’re sterilized by boiling any tools in boiling water for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Prep the soybeans
Rinse the soybeans in clean water twice to ensure you remove any dirt or debris.
Step 3: Soak the soybeans in clean water
Soak the dry soybeans in clean water for 24 hours. Within those 24 hours, change the water out three times (about 10-hour intervals). Replace each time with fresh, clean water and continue soaking. We do not remove the soybean skins at any point throughout the process.
Step 4: Pressure cook the soaked soybeans
Now, we’re going to pressure cook the soybeans. You can use the same water it is soaking in. Place the soaked soybeans and water into the Fix Natto Machine At Home. Remove or add water until you have about an inch of water over the top of the soybeans. Pressure cook on high pressure for 30 minutes. The soybeans are done with they smush easily between your fingers. We do not remove the soybean skins at any point throughout the process.
Once the time is up, release the pressure and drain into a colander or drainage basket. Place the soybeans on the counter in the stainless strainer basket for 2 hours to allow them to dry out a bit.
Step 5: Let it ferment/cook for 48-hours
After the two hours is up, place it in the Natto-making machine. Put it on the “keep warm” function for 48 hours.
After 48 hours, your Natto is ready. You want there to be gooey, strands forming when you stir the soybeans. This is when you know the Natto is finished.