rice

  • Azuki (Red Beans) Nuts Takikomigohan

    Azuki & Chestnuts ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Sekihan’ Azuki Rice is traditionally prepared to celebrate special occasions in Japan. ‘Sekihan’ is supposed to be cooked by steaming, but I use rice cooker as many people do so these days. Chestnuts is a very popular extra ingredient for ‘Sekihan’. Though I had nothing particular to celebrate today, I cooked ‘Sekihan’ with Chestnuts. This …

  • Mushrooms Takikomigohan

    Dried Mushroom ‘Okowa’ Glutinous Rice

    ‘Okowa’ is a Japanese dish of Glutinous Rice. ‘Okowa’ that is seasoned with Soy Sauce is probably my absolute favourite food. My mother cooks it by steaming, but I cook it using a rice cooker. It is the easiest way to cook ‘Okowa’, and the result is good enough if regular Rice is mixed with …

  • Mushrooms Nuts Takikomigohan

    Chestnuts & Dried Mushrooms Rice

    You can use any Dried Mushrooms, but I strongly recommend to use some Dried Porcini. Today I added Dried Mixed Forest Mushrooms as well. These Dried Mushrooms are available from most supermarkets in Melbourne where I live. Chestnuts might be hard to find. I have very sore hands and can’t peel Chestnuts, so I used …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Leftover Pumpkin Soup Risotto – Rice Cooker Method

    Using leftover Pumpkin Soup, I made ‘Macaroni Cheese’ yesterday, but I still had some leftover. To use it up, I made this Rice Cooker Risotto replacing a part of Chicken Stock with the Pumpkin Soup. We shouldn’t underestimate computerised rice cookers. Rice Cooker Risotto is not disappointing. Makes 2 Small Servings Ingredients 1 tablespoon Olive …

  • Takikomigohan

    Carrot & Chikuwa Takikomigohan

    ‘Chikuwa’ is a Japanese tubular-shape fish cake. The other day I wanted to cook my favourite ‘Abura-age & Carrot Takikomigohan’, which I crave sometimes, but I didn’t have Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu). I added Chikuwa instead, and it turned out really yummy. I added some Sesame Oil and I believe it was a good decision. …

  • Chicken Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Chicken & Choy Sum Rice Soup

    Choy Sum can be substituted with other Asian greens such as Bok Choy, and you can add extra ingredients such as Asian Mushrooms. Just cook Rice and ingredients in Chicken Stock, and you don’t need to stir-fry ingredients with oil. This healthy and satisfying rice soup is super easy to cook. Makes 2 Servings Ingredients …

  • Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    Crab Meat & Egg Rice Soup

    Crab Meat Rice Soup is actually a delicacy as it is supposed to be cooked with Crab that is not cheap. However, you can cook it easily and quickly using Canned Crab Meat. Such a simple rice soup is something I occasionally crave, particularly on a cold day OR when I don’t feel well. Makes …

  • Baked & Fried Rice Fish

    Mackerel Fried Rice

    Mackerel is my favourite fish and I particularly love John West’s canned Mackerel in Brine. Anything with the Mackerel in it is delicious to me, though my husband says it smells fishy. So I cooked this Mackerel Fried Rice just for me. This is a very simple fried rice, quick and easy, and absolutely delicious. …

  • Chicken Curry Mazegohan

    Biryani Inspired Chicken Mazegohan

    I always wanted to cook Biryani, but I was discouraged every time I read recipes and methods. There is a long list of ingredients and it’s not easy to prepare. So, I decided to cook a similar rice dish using similar ingredients, but in the Japanese way using my rice cooker. It’s a ‘Mazegohan’. Rice …

  • Mazegohan Pork

    Ginger Pork Mazegohan

    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 …

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