I had a pack of 350g thinly sliced Pork. I wanted to cook a dish for 4 servings. I could have stir-fried the Pork with vegetables, but I didn’t have suitable vegetables. I only had salad vegetables. Then, I decided to cook this ‘Mazegohan’. ‘Mazegohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice. Rice and other ingredients are cooked separately and mixed together after they are cooked. I added plenty of Ginger. So tasty!!!


4 Servings


2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
5-6 thin slices Ginger *cut into fine strips
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Kombu (Kelp) Dashi Powder *optional
350g thinly sliced Pork *cut into bite-size pieces
1 teaspoon Oil
1/3 to 1/2 cupful Edamame Beans OR Peas *thawed if frozen
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped

1 small piece Ginger *grated
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Sugar

  1. Wash Rice and place in the rice cooker’s inner pot. Add Water up to the 2-cups marking, add Kombu (Kelp) Dashi Powder, Ginger and Salt, and gently stir. Press ‘COOK’ button to start cooking.
  2. Combine all the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Alter the amount of Sugar to suit your taste. I added 1 teaspoon today.
  3. When the Rice is cooked, add Edamame (OR Peas), and let them steamed for 10 minutes.
  4. Cut thinly sliced Pork into bite-size pieces. Heat Oil in a frying pan over high heat, cook Pork. When cooked, add the Sauce, and cook until the sauce is gone and Pork is slightly caramelised.
  5. Add the Pork to the Rice, then mix to combine roughly. Sprinkle with Spring Onion, and serve.