Takikomi Gohan Mixed Rice

Takikomi Gohan Mixed Rice

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Use your vegetable leftovers to make something truly tasty with this takikomi gohan mixed rice recipe. takikomi gohan is made by cooking rice with a variety of vegetables and dashi. You can use any vegetables to make it, but this recipe uses some of the most commonly used vegetables, such as mushrooms, bamboo shoots, and carrots. This dish is perfect for serving on the side of main meals if you desire rice with a little extra flavour.


450g japanese short grain rice
150g takenoko bamboo shoots
150g renkon lotus root
100g gobo burdock
4 shiitake mushrooms
1 carrot
1 sachet dashi stock powder
600ml water
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sake
2 tbsp mirin

How To Prepare

  1. Start by rinsing the rice in running water until the water runs clear. Drain and set aside.

  2. Next, peel and slice the burdock root into thin slices. Soak the burdock root in water for 5 minutes along with the shiitake mushrooms. Remove and discard the stems from the shiitake mushrooms and slice the remaining part of the mushrooms, takenoko bamboo shoots, renkon lotus root, and carrots into small pieces.

  3. Add the sachet of dashi stock powder to 600ml water. Stir and bring to the boil. Add the shiitake mushrooms, burdock root, bamboo shoots, lotus root, and carrots and cook for 5 mins. Drain the vegetables and reserve the stock.

  4. Add the rice to your rice cooker or pan, then place the vegetables on top of the rice. Mix the dashi stock you drained and add some more water to make a total of 600ml. Pour the stock over the rice. Set the timer on your rice cooker to cook normally or follow our recipe for cooking Japanese rice if cooking in a saucepan. Once the rice is cooked, mix the vegetables and rice together well and serve.