glutinous rice

  • Takikomigohan

    Pork Speck ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a type of Glutinous Rice dish. My mother used to cook it by steaming, but I cook it using a rice cooker just like ‘Takikomigohan’. When you use Glutinous Rice, you need to reduce the amount of liquid. As my ‘Pork Speck Takikomigohan’ was so successful, I tried to cook Asian flavoured version …

  • Takikomigohan

    Black Bean & ‘Yukari’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Yukari (ゆかり)’ is a Furikake (Rice Seasoning) and it is made of dried Red Shiso leaves. When I cooked Glutinous Rice with Black Beans, I added it because the rice didn’t turn purple as I wished, and I thought the flavour of the rice was too bland. The rice tastes nicer and looks prettier with …

  • Other Seafood Takikomigohan

    Dried Scallops ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    Drying is a good method to preserve food. Dried Fish and Seafood are popular foods in many Asian countries. I cooked ‘Dried Scallops Takikomigohan’ on the other day, and I still had some leftover Dried Scallops. Today I decided to cook them with Glutinous Rice. I love Glutinous Rice. The only issue about this dish …

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Sweets

    ‘Ohagi’ (Bota Mochi)

    This food is called ‘Ohagi’ in Japan. There is an almost identical food called ‘Bota Mochi’. During the equinoctial weeks in Spring and Autumn, this food is traditionally prepared. It is basically a ball of slightly pounded glutenous rice covered with Sweet Azuki Paste. Kinako (finely ground Roasted Soy Beans) mixed with Sugar is another …

  • Takikomigohan

    Beetroot & Azuki Rice

    ‘Sekihan’ is steamed short grain glutinous rice cooked with Azuki (Red Beans). It is traditionally prepared to celebrate special occasions in Japan, because of its red colour which is symbolic of happiness. On the other day, I realised that I knew one vegetable that could make absolutely everything RED. That is Beetroot, which is not …

  • Squid & Octopus Takikomigohan

    Squid ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    Steamed glutinous rice dishes can be cooked by rice cooker. It’s much easier and quicker, which is more suitable for our modern lifestyle. Just like other my glutinous rice dishes, this dish is also really yummy and easy to cook. If you like ‘Mochi’, you would love its rubbery texture. Makes 4 to 6 Servings …

  • Pork Takikomigohan

    Pork ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a type of glutinous rice dish and it’s my favourite. I love ‘Okowa’ dishes, especially the one my mother used to cook by steaming. This Pork ‘Okowa’ recipe is inspired by Chinese rice dumplings made of glutinous rice stuffed with other ingredients and wrapped in large leaves. The triangular shaped dumplings are usually …

  • Chicken Takikomigohan

    Chicken ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a type of steamed glutinous rice dish, often mixed with vegetables, nuts and other various ingredients. This chicken and vegetable ‘Okowa’ is, I can say quite surely, one of my top 3 favourite dishes. Glutinous Rice is used to make ‘Mochi’ and it has sticky and rubbery texture. My mother used to make …