Five Ingredient Rice - Gomoku Gohan
Five Ingredient Rice is a Japanese classic that is quite versatile and easy to make, just use whatever seasonal veggies you have in your fridge!
- medium grain rice (2 cups)
- chicken thigh (1, cooked)
- bamboo shoots (1/2 cup)
- carrots (1/2 cup)
- turnips (1/2 cup)
- dried shitake mushroom (1/4 cup)
- soaking liquid from the mushrooms (1 cup)
- dashi (or chicken broth) (1 cup)
- soy sauce (3 tablespoons)
- mirin (1 tablespoon)
- sake (1 tablespoon)
- salt (1 teaspoon)
Prepare your rice by washing the rice under cold water until the water runs clear. Drain the rice well and set aside.
Place the mushrooms in a small bowl with water and let soak until softened.
While the mushrooms are soaking prepare your vegetables. Cut each vegetable in half, then cut into thin half moon slices.
Prepare your cooked chicken by shredding it into chunks. Use a fork to pry the meat apart, and if needed use a knife to cut into smaller pieces.
Once the mushrooms have softened, squeeze out any excess water and set the liquid aside for later. Cut each mushroom into thin strips.
Once all your ingredients have been prepared, add the rice, liquid and ingredients to a small pot. Cover and place over high heat. Once it starts to boil, turn the heat down to low and let simmer for 20 minutes, or until all the water has been absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit another 10 minutes, then stir with a spoon to fluff the rice.
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