Takikomi-Gohan is a popular menu in Japan, often made using seasonal ingredients to celebrate the changing season. Make this recipe by simply adding everything in the rice cooker and pressing start.
Ingredients (serves 2-3):
To Cook in the Rice Cooker:
To Prepare Separately:
Mix the soy sauce, mirin, salt and dashinomoto. Soak chicken and Age in the mixture. Do not discard this soup stock.
While soaking, slice carrots and Konnyaku into small strips. Soak Konnyaku in hot water and drain. Shred Gobo, soak in water to remove the bitter taste, then drain. Remove hard tips from the reconstituted shiitake, and then cut into small strips.
Add the soup stock from step 1 to the water used to soak the dried shiitake and mix well.
Measure rice accurately using the measuring cup that came with your rice cooker. Rinse rice until water clears, drain and place in the inner cooking pan. Pour the soup stock from step 3. Add water to the corresponding water level for “WHITE RICE” or “MIXED RICE,” and mix well.
Spread the ingredients from steps 1 and 2 evenly on top of the rice. Cook the rice using the "WHITE RICE" or "MIXED RICE"setting.
When rice completes cooking, open the lid and fluff the rice to loosen it.
Serve in a bowl and top with string beans or stone parsley.