This is a Korean inspired ‘Takikomigohan’, that is a Japanese dish of Rice cooked with all other ingredients and seasonings. This ‘Gochujang Chicken Rice’ is absolutely easy to cook if you have a rice cooker. I can’t live without rice cooker. It makes everyday cooking so much easier. While Gochujang Chicken Rice is cooking, make a soup and a refreshing salad. A delicious meal can be prepared without no effort.


4 Servings


2 cups (*180ml cup) Short OR Medium Grain Rice
250g Chicken *I used Thigh Fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 Onion *finely chopped
1 clove Garlic *finely chopped
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds

2 tablespoons Gochujang (Korean Spicy Miso) *1 tablespoon is 15ml
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)
1 teaspoons Sesame Oil
400ml Chicken Stock *OR Water and 1 teaspoon Asian Chicken Bouillon Powder

  1. Place all the Soup ingredients in a measuring jug OR bowl, and mix well.
  2. Place Chicken pieces in rice cooker’s inner pot.
  3. Wash Rice, drain well, and spread over the Chicken.
  4. Scatter Onion and Garlic. Gently pour the Soup over, but DO NOT stir.

  5. Press the Cook/Start button. When the rice is cooked, let it steamed for 10 minutes, then gently mix.
  6. Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion and toasted Sesame Seeds, and serve. *Note: Some shredded Toasted Nori is also nice to add.