I love the earthy treat. I like to use a few kinds of mushrooms such as shiitake, king oyster, and shimeji. You can try with your choice of mushrooms. By adding sweet rice, the dish becomes nice and slightly chewy texture, but you can also make it only with short grain rice and it will taste very nice, too. For seasoning, I love white tamari, for its mellow and slightly sweet aroma, but you can substitute with usukuchi shoyu or regular soy sauce, too.
Vegan optionThis is a vegan dish.
EquipmentKamado-san (3 rice-cup size)
Servings4 - 5
- 1 1/2 rice cups (270 ml) short grain rice, rinsed
- 1 rice cup (180 ml) sweet rice, rinsed and drained (can substitute with short grain rice)
- 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (390 ml) kombu and shiitake mushroom dashi (can substitute with your choice of stock)
- 2 tablespoons sake
- 2 tablespoons white tamari (can substitute with usukuchi shoyu/ light color soy sauce)
- a pinch of sea salt
- 3 – 4 tablespoons peeled and very finely julienned fresh ginger
- about 8 ounces (240 g) assorted mushrooms (shiitake, king oyster, and shimeji mushrooms are used in the photo), trimmed and cut into bite-size slices
- Combine both kinds of rice, dashi, sake, and white tamari in Kamado-san. Let the rice soak for 20 minutes. Spread the ginger, then mushrooms over the rice.
- Cover Kamado-san with both lids and cook over medium-high heat for 13 – 15 minutes, or until 2 – 3 minutes after the steam starts puffing out of the top lid.
- Turn off the heat and let it stand for 20 minutes.
- Uncover and gently toss the contents with a rice paddle.
Once it’s ready, just mix and enjoy.