Takikomi rice (Japanese mixed rice)
If you aren’t a big fan of plain rice, Takikomi rice would be nice for you to try. It is a rice dish flavoured with soy sauce, cooked with chicken and some other vegetables.
Normally we add seasonal ingredients such as, bamboo shoot (spring), mushroom and chest nuts (autumn) …etc
You can always change chicken to tuna.
Takikomi rice for 3 to 4 people
360ml of rice (make sure to use sticky rice!) (400ml of water)
150g of chicken thigh (1/2 tin of tuna)
1 tbsp of mirin
2 tbsp of soy sauce
1 tbsp of sake
1 tsp of dashi powder
100g of shiitake mushroom (or any other kinds of mushroom )
10g of hijiki
Cut all the ingredients, cut chicken in to dice, Slice carrots and mashroom,
Put rice, water, and all the condiments (soy sauce, sake, mirin, dashi) and then add all the ingredients ( chicken or tuna, carrots, mushrooms, hijki) on top
Boil them all together, its better if you put the lid while its boiling.
Dashi refers to a family of soup stocks used as the base for miso soup and other popular Japanese dishes. This incredibly simple, yet tasty, broth contains extracted umami components, such as amino acids and flavors from kelp and other ingredients to create a tasty balance of flavors.