Takikomi-gohan is one of the very traditional home cooking dishes. You can basically put anything you like. You can put whatever the left vegetables in the fridge or seasonal materials these days… This time I stick with basic materials that are commonly used for this dish. And of course including some tips to make your takikomi gohan way much tastier! You can make a big batch of it and store in the freezer. Making rice balls and packing in your bento box would be also very nice!!
[ Ingredients ] *tsp=tea spoon tbs=table spoon
~ serves four to six ~
2 Chicken thighs,boneless
2 tbs Soba tsuyu
100g Maitake mushrooms
50g Burdock root
4~6 snow peas
[ takikomi soup ]
50ml Soba tsuyu
3 tbs sake
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
[ Directions ]
1. First off, sauté only skin side of chicken thigh until golden brown. But don’t bother cooking the other side.
2. Place the chicken with skin side facing down and cut into small pieces.
3. Drizzle soba tsuyu (2 tbs)on the cut chicken, marinate for 5~10 minutes.
4. This time I’m using Maitake mushrooms. Trim off the roots and tear apart each stem.
5. Slice carrot.
6. Lay the sliced carrot half way over lapping and shred them.
7. Using the back of the knife, scrape off the burdock root skin.
8. Make some incisions length wise.
9. And then just like shaving a pencil, shave the root and drop into a bowl of water to avoid from turning into black
10. Wash rice under running water until water gets clear.
11. Put into colander, drain out water.
12. Put the rice into a rice cooker and add soba tsuyu.
13. Add other seasonings such as salt,sugar and sake.
14. And pour in water.
15. Add all the prepared vegetables.
16. Make sure all the ingredients and seasonings are mixed well.
17. Lastly, put sautéed chicken on the top.
18. Set the bowl inside the rice cooker and star cooking.
19. While cooking rice, you can prepare green vegetables. This time I’m using snow peas. Trim off the stalks.
20. And blanch them.
21. Cut the green vegetables into small pieces.
22. When it’s ready, you can mix from the bottom to and decorate in the with snow peas.
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