I love ‘Asian Mushroom Takikomigohan’, that is Rice and Mushrooms cooked together. To cook them together, there is a limit on how much mushrooms I can add. If I cook Mushrooms separately, I can add as much as I want. Here is a lovely Garlic flavoured Mushroom Mazegohan, that is Rice and Mushrooms cooked separately.


4 Servings


2 cups (*180ml Cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
400ml Chicken Stock *OR Stock of your choice
1/4 teaspoon Salt *add more or less according to the saltiness of the stock
2 tablespoons Oil OR Butter
2 cloves Garlic *finely chopped
400g Asian Mushrooms *Today I used Shiitake, Shimeji and King Oyster
1 to 2 tablespoons Sake (Rice Wine)
Salt & Pepper
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
Spring Onion OR Parsley *finely chopped

  1. Wash Rice by stirring it thoroughly in water with your hand and drain the water. Repeat this a few more times until water flows through clear.
  2. Drain the Rice and place it into the rice cooker’s inner pot. Add Chicken Stock (OR Stock of your choice) and Salt, and press ‘COOK’ button to start cooking.
  3. While the Rice is cooking, prepare Mushrooms. Clean them, and cut into bite-size pieces. If you use Shimeji, cut off the bottom and tear into smaller pieces.
  4. When the rice is cooked, heat Oil (OR Butter) and Garlic in a large frying pan over low heat. When aromatic, raise the heat to medium high, and cook Mushrooms. *Note: Some Mushrooms can be cooked very quickly. Please cook them accordingly.
  5. When almost cooked, add Sake (Rice wine) that will help steam-cook the Mushrooms and add extra Umami. Season with Salt & Pepper, add Soy Sauce, and remove from the heat. Then add to the cooked Rice and mix to combine.
  6. Sprinkle with chopped Spring Onion (OR Parsley) and serve.