Vegan Takikomi Gohan Recipe | Cooking With Jade

Vegan Takikomi Gohan Recipe

Vegan Takikomi Gohan Recipe


Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4


  • Rice cooker or medium-sized pot with a tight-fitting lid
  • Cutting board
  • Chef's knife
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon or rice paddle


  • 2 cups Japanese short-grain rice
  • 2 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1 carrot cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup edamame
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups vegetable broth


  • Rinse the rice in cold water until the water runs clear. Let the rice soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, mirin, sake, and salt.
  • Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and carrot and sauté for 2-3 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  • Add the mushrooms, snow peas, and edamame to the pot and sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Drain the rice and add it to the pot. Stir everything together so the rice is coated in the vegetables and oil.
  • Pour the vegetable broth and soy sauce mixture over the rice and vegetables. Stir gently to combine.
  • Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and bring the mixture to a boil over high heat.
  • Once it comes to a boil, reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, until the rice is fully cooked and the liquid is absorbed.
  • Turn off the heat and let the pot sit, covered, for another 10-15 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  • Serve the takikomi gohan hot, garnished with sliced green onions or sesame seeds, if desired.


Calories: 374 | Total Fat: 6g | Total Carbohydrates: 68g | Dietary Fiber: 6g | Protein: 10g

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