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Tuna takikomi rice, or takikomi gohan, is a Japanese seasoned rice dish with veggies and tuna. Easy, filling, and nutritious, all you need to do is prep the ingredients, throw them in the rice cooker, and press start!

Tuna Takikomi Rice

Tuna takikomi rice, or takikomi gohan, is a Japanese seasoned rice dish with veggies and tuna. Easy, filling, and nutritious, all you need to do is prep the ingredients, throw them in the rice cooker, and press start!

Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 350 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 rice cooker cups short-grain Japanese rice 1.5 regular cups
  • 1 can solid albacore tuna
  • 1/3 cup frozen corn
  • 3 dried shiitake
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 T hijiki optional
  • 2 T soy sauce
  • 2 T sake
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place 2 cups of rice in the rice cooker bowl. Wash the rice 3-4 times, draining after each wash. Set the bowl back in the rice cooker. Place the dried shiitake in a small bowl with about 1/2 a cup of water, and allow to soak. Place the hijiki in another small bowl with 1/2 cup of water and allow to soak.

  2. Meanwhile, peel the carrot and cut into rounds. Cut the rounds into either half pieces, or quarter pieces, depending on thickness of carrot. Once the shiitake are looking plump, remove from water (reserve the water!) and cut into small pieces, removing the hard stem portion and discarding. Drain the hijiki and discard water. 

  3. Add the soy sauce and sake to the rice, and add the water the shiitake soaked in. Fill the 2 cup line with water and stir. At this point you may add some salt. The amount you add will depend on the tuna you use. You can also omit the salt and add it in the end after you've tasted it! Add the corn, hijiki, shiitake, carrot, and (drained) tuna pieces. Give it a quick stir to combine the ingredients. 

  4. Close the lid and press start! When the rice is finished cooking, stir it with a rice paddle, and serve!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from: Cookpad (Japanese)