Japanese Shiitake & Vegetable Rice (Takikomi Gohan)

Dashi gives this vegetable rice recipe its savory depth. Rinsing the rice may seem like an extraneous step but it removes some of the surface starch for fluffier rice. And soaking the rice in seasoned dashi before cooking infuses the dish with more flavor.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 10 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
6 servings


  • 1 ½ cups short-grain brown rice

  • 2 ½ cups Dashi Stock (see Associated Recipes)

  • 2 tablespoons mirin

  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari

  • Pinch of salt

  • 6 ounces shiitake mushrooms, sliced 1/4 inch thick

  • ½ cup diced carrot

  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on the diagonal, whites and greens separated

  • ¼ cup frozen peas


  1. Put rice in a large saucepan and add water to cover by 1 inch. Swish with your fingers to loosen the surface starch. Pour off the water and repeat two or three times, or until the water is nearly clear. Pour the rice into a fine-mesh sieve and let drain for 5 minutes. Shake the sieve a few times, then return the rice to the pan.

  2. Add dashi, mirin, tamari and salt. Let stand for 30 minutes.

  3. Bring the mixture to a lively simmer over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to maintain a low simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes. Place mushrooms, carrot and scallion whites on top, cover and cook until the rice and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes more.

  4. Remove from heat and let stand for 10 minutes. Scatter peas over the top, then fluff the rice and combine with the peas. Cover and let stand until the peas are thawed, about 10 minutes. Stir in scallion greens before serving.

Associated Recipes

Dashi Stock

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
2g Fat
41g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 2g 2%
Vitamin A 1947IU 39%
Vitamin C 3mg 3%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 291mg 13%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 14mg 3%
Potassium 169mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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