Mixed Rice with Chestnuts and Chicken

Mixed Rice with Chestnuts and Chicken

Chicken and ginkgo nuts make this a hearty rice dish.

Cooking time
20 minutes+
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Time to re-hydrate dried shiitake mushrooms and cook ingredients in a rice cooker are not included in the cooking time.

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

Ingredients(Servings: 4)

150 g (5.3 oz.)

mochi rice *

150 g (5.3 oz.)

1/2 piece

200 g (7.1 oz.)


  • Mochi rice (mochigome) is short-grain glutinous rice.


  1. Rinse and drain both the white rice and mochi rice together, place into a rice cooker.
  2. Re-hydrate the dried shiitake mushrooms in 225 ml (7.6 fl. oz.) of water, remove the stems, and divide into four pieces. Save the rehydrating water for use later.
  3. Cut the chicken into 1 cm (0.4 in.) cubes, massage in (A). Add in the mushrooms and mix together.
  4. After soaking the chestnuts in hot water for for 2 to 3 minutes, peel then halve or quarter.
  5. De-shell the ginkgo nuts, boil and remove the thin skin.
  6. Pour the mushroom rehydrating water and sake into (1). Add (4), (5) and (3) with the seasoning liquids as well. Cook the rice as normal, then allow to steam for a further 10 minutes. Lightly combine all ingredients in the rice cooker before serving in bowls.

Cooking Basics

White rice - how to cook


Rinse off any rice bran from the surface of the rice and any rice starch that attached during polishing. As it causes oxidation and sliminess, and is readily absorbed by the rice, quickly pour out the first batch of water used to rinse the rice that is cloudy from the rice bran content. This process is made easier by using an all-purpose strainer and a bowl.


Rinse the rice by stirring with your hand and then discard of this water. Repeat this step 2 to 3 times until the water becomes less cloudy. Be careful not to rinse too vigorously, as doing so will damage the rice grains.


Leave the rice in the colander for about 30 minutes to absorb water.


Place the rice into the inner pot of a rice cooker, add the indicated amount of water, and then steam.

Chestnuts - peeling the shell and skin

Wash the chestnuts quickly and soak in lukewarm water for about 30 minutes. Cut off a small portion of the bottom part and from here peel off the shell and thin inner skin.


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