This is another ‘Takikomigohan’ dish that can be cooked using a canned fish. This time I used a Canned Red Salmon. I wanted to add some Hijiki, but Hijiki is quite hard to find where I live. So, I added Dried Chopped Wakame as they are, without rehydrating it. Wow… I was amazed at how easy it was to prepare and the great result.


4 Servings


2 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice
1 Canned Red Salmon *210g
1 tablespoon Sake (Rice Wine)
1 small piece Ginger *grated
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Dried Chopped Wakame
1 Spring Onion *finely chopped
Toasted Sesame Seeds

  1. Wash Rice by stirring it thoroughly in water with your hand and drain the water. Repeat this a few more times until water flows through clear. Place it into the rice cooker’s inner pot.
  2. Drain the Canned Salmon, and add the liquid to the rice. Add Sake (Rice Wine), grated Ginger, Soy Sauce and Salt. Then add Water up to the 2-cups-marking. Gently stir.
  3. Remove unwanted large bones and skin from Salmon, break into chunky pieces, place on the rice. Sprinkle Dried Chopped Wakame over the rice. *Note: Break into smaller pieces if the Wakame pieces are large.
  4. Press ‘COOK’ button to start cooking. When the rice is cooked, let it steamed for 10 minutes. Then loosen and mix gently.
  5. Sprinkle with some finely chopped Spring Onion and Toasted Sesame Seeds.