RECIPE: Sansai Takikomi Gohan (Mixed Rice with Mountain Vegetables)

Sansai Takikomi Gohan (Mixed Rice with Mountain Vegetables)


This light rice dish allows for the full flavors of the mountain vegetables to shine. 

Servings: 4


  • 300g uncooked rice (2 cups) 
  • 100g mixed mountain vegetables 
  • 2 sheets aburaage (deep fried tofu) (sliced into thin bite-sized strips) or 4-5 pieces fu (wheat gluten) 
  • 200ml shiitake dashi (or 1 tsp any dashi powder dissolved in 200ml water)
  • 200ml of water
  • 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp mirin
  • 1-2 kikurage (dried wood ear mushrooms) (optional) (To rehydrate, soak in lukewarm water for 40-60 mins or boil in water for 20-25 mins, then julienne)


  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for 30 mins.
  2. Boil the Mixed Mountain Vegetables in water for 1-2 mins then drain. 
  3. Drain the rice and put it in your rice cooking pot/stove top pot for cooking. Mix in the dashi, soy sauce and mirin. Add water to the level of the rice. 
  4. Add the Mixed Mountain Vegetables, aburaage (or Sendai fu) and Wood Ear Mushroom (if using) but do not mix.
  5. Cook the rice as per usual then mix and serve.

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