kombu dashi simmered rice

Vegan Kombu Dashi Simmered Rice- Takikomi Gohan

  • Author: Kevin
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Rice Dishes
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • 2 cups sushi rice (short-grain rice)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1-2 pieces of dried kombu (Japanese kelp)
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • 1 Tablespoon sake
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil


  1. Rinse the rice in water and drain.
  2. In a rice cooker or pot add the rice, water (up to the 2 cup line if using a rice cooker), mirin, sake, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Stir to combine. Add the kombu on top and if using a rice cooker select the white rice function.
  3. If not using a rice cooker, bring the liquid to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid. Serve immediately.