Takenoko Takikomi Gohan is a great dish just putting everything into rice cooker. The bamboo and Aburaage add great flavor to the rice and you can’t stop eating!
Takenoko Takikomi Gohan is a great dish that is fast and delicious! The soy sauce and dashi add great Umami.
What Does Gohan Mean?
Takikomi gohan is a popular rice dish that is also called gomoku gohan(五目ご飯). In the Kansai area, it is also called kayaku-meshi(加薬ご飯).
It is mixed rice made by cooking some ingredients together with the rice. There are so many Takikomi Gohan recipes but the staple ingredients are salt, soy sauce, sake, dashi stock, etc. It is often made with seasonal ingredients in the autumn harvest, such as mushrooms, fish, or fall vegetables.
Cooking all the ingredients with rice has the advantage of allowing the rice to absorb all the flavor of the ingredients. You can eat rice and side dishes at the same time, and it is delicious even when cold, so it is often used as an ekiben(駅弁:bento box you can buy at station kiosks in Japan).
What is Takenoko Takikomi Gohan?
akikomi Gohan is, as I mentioned, Japanese mixed rice. And, Takenoko means bamboo shoot. Takenoko is a popular ingredient that we love and often eat in Autumn time in Japan. My grand parents house has a place where they can pick a lot of bamboo shoot when the autumn comes. They have sent some of them to my parents house and I used to eat and loved the moment.
Q&A : Where Can I Buy Bamboo Shoot
I always thought that finding bamboo shoot is difficult here in United States. Yes, if you try to find bomboo shoot itself, it is difficult. But if you try to look can area in grocery stores, then you can most likely find can of bamboo shoot sliced. Or you can find it on Amazon!
Ingredients for Sake Takenoko Takikomi Gohan
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Takenoko Takikomi Gohan
- green onion
- Wash uncooked rice and drain the water well.
- In a medium bowl, add Aburaage and hot water. This is called 'Abura-nuki'. Soak for a few minutes.
- Wash bamboo shoot.
- Cut bamboo shoot if necessary.
- Cut the Aburaage into thinly sliced.
- Add uncooked rice, water, soy sauce, mirin, sake, sugar, dashi powder. Mix throughly once.
- Then add the bamboo shoot and Aburaage on top.
- Close the rice cooker and start cooking.
- After done cooking, open the rice cooker and mix everything. Serve to a bowl and add your favorite toppings such as green onion!