‘Mazegohan’ is a Japanese dish of Rice. Rice and other ingredients are cooked separately and mixed together after they are cooked. This is a vegan ‘Mazegohan’ and the main ingredients are Shiitake Mushrooms and Abura-age (Fried Thin Tofu). You can add other Asian Mushrooms as well. You may be interested in the ‘Abura-age & Asian Mushrooms Takikomigohan’.


4 Servings


2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon Oil *I Used Sesame Oil
100g Shiitake *cut into small pieces
2 sheets ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thin Tofu) *cut into small pieces

1/2 cup Edamame Beans *optional, thawed if frozen
Finely chopped Spring Onion
Toasted Sesame Seeds

1 small piece Ginger *grated
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Mirin
2 tablespoons Sake (Rice wine) OR Water
1 teaspoon Sugar

  1. Wash Rice and cook as normal with Salt.
  2. Combine all the Sauce ingredients in a small bowl.
  3. Heat Oil in a small frying pan, cook Shiitake pieces. When cooked, add the Sauce and stir, then add ‘Abura-age’ (Fried Thi Tofu) and Edamame, and stir until Abura-age is soft.
  4. When Rice is cooked, add Shiitake mixture to the Rice and mix to combine. Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds, and enjoy.