Shiitake Rice

Shiitake, hijiki, and kombu Takikomi-Gohan! When you open the rice cooker, the aroma of freshly cooked rice is irresistible. The kombu and shiitake are cut into small pieces, so the broth will come out well. This takikomi gohan is full of natural umami. Takikomi-Gohan is a Japanese rice dish seasoned with dashi, soy sauce, mushrooms, and vegetables.

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 2 cups Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Hijiki seaweed
  • 8 dried Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 x 10cm Strip of kombu
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce-A
  • 2.5 cups reserved Shiitake and kombu liquid-A
  • 2 Tbsp Sake-A
  • Lots of sesame seeds


Rinse the rice, and let it rest in a strainer for 30 minutes.
Rehydrate the dried Shiitake mushrooms and kombu in water. ID5209705 (←Detailed instructions) Rinse the hijiki.
Slice the Shiitake mushrooms. Cut the kombu finely with kitchen shears.
Put the rice, Shiitake, kombu, hijiki, and the seasonings marked with A into the rice cooker, mix well, and steam.
When it is finished steaming, mix in plenty of sesame seeds.


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