Japanese Rice with Mixed Vegetables

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Japanese Rice with Mixed Vegetables

The Easiest Vegetarian Dish

Ever since I started working out of my home, I made it a point to cook my own meals as much as possible. There are times when things get too hectic that I succumb to the occasional take-out food, but if I can manage, I’d always rather make my own meals. This way I know exactly what goes into my body, especially important when I’m trying to stay healthy. But like I mentioned before, sometimes I just don’t have the time to spend make a home-cooked meal. So in recent years, I’ve learned how to make meals that require minimum fuss and effort. In fact, this became the rule and if it took more than 30 minutes to prepare, I would save it for the weekend.


Just 3 Ingredients!

Today’s recipe is something I whipped up earlier today. It’s one of my go-to vegetarian dishes when I’m pressed for time because it almost takes no effort. Let me explain. You’re only required to use three ingredients and the only appliance you’ll need is a rice cooker. It just doesn’t get any easier than this. The total time needed for this dish is around 40 minutes, but 30 of those minutes are completely done by your rice cooker. If you don’t have a rice cooker, you may opt to use a pot.

Substitute your favorite vegetables

You can also get creative with this recipe. Just substitute your favorite vegetable or vegetables, making sure they are chopped or cut into small pieces. If you prefer a stronger taste to the finished product, substitute vegetable broth for the water.

Serve the rice alongside your favorite entree or a bowl of miso soup. Add a simple salad to complete the meal. Enjoy!

Japanese Rice with Mixed Vegetables


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Serves: 6

  • 4 cups uncooked rice
  • 1½ cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Wash rice and put into the rice cooker. Add enough water according to the rice cooker's instructions.
  2. Add salt to the rice. Lightly mix.
  3. Add the mixed vegetables.
  4. Cook the rice according to your rice cooker's instructions.
  5. Serve warm.

This is probably one of the best rice cookers you can buy. Whether you’re cooking for yourself, or for a large family, the rice will cook perfectly everytime. The overnight warmer is excellent, letting you enjoy hot rice the next day. Includes settings for white/sushi, mixed, porridge, sweet, brown rice, cake, steam, and quick cooking. Yes you can even make cakes with a rice cooker! Also doubles as a steamer. Comes with rice spatula and measuring cups.



Shinichi Mine is from Tokyo and loves to share his passion for travel and great food. You can enjoy his website here and don’t miss his You Tube channel for more food, travel and fun. Shinichi also has a fabulous selection of recipes and articles here.

Author: Jackie Jackson

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