Squid and Pickle Don

Squid and Pickle Don

Use equal parts soy sauce and mirin for dipping sauce.

Cooking time
10 minutes+
  • Nutrition facts are for one serving.
  • Time to soak is not included in the cooking time.

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

Ingredients(Servings: 2)

160 g (5.6 oz)


40 g (1.4 oz)

a dash

1/2 piece

proper amount

proper amount

proper amount


(B)Sweet Vinegar Sauce

1 tbsp

proper amount

  • Hon Mirin contains alcohol.
    For individuals unable to consume alcohol, we recommend that you either do not use Hon Mirin or that you boil off the alcohol content prior to use (heated at boiling temperatures for 1 to 1.5 minutes).
    ※This recipe uses ingredients for raw or semi-cooked consumption.
    To avoid food poisoning and to safely enjoy home-cooked meals, we ask you to adhere to the guidelines provided by your local Food Safety Information Center for the procurement, storage, cooking and other preparation methods of food ingredients.


  1. Cut the squid into 5-6 cm (2 in) thin pieces. Soak in (A) for a short while.
  2. Cut the cucumber into small pieces. Lightly cover in salt and massage in by hand. Break the wakame into little pieces and soak in (B).
  3. Cut the ginger into long, fine strips.
  4. Fill each bowl with steamed rice, sprinkle on the yaki nori seaweed. Place (1) and (2) on top and garnish with (3). Sprinkle on the sesame seeds, garnish with wasabi and pour on the rest of (A) to your preference.

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.

Ginger - julienned

Peel the skin of the ginger, and cut thinly, gradually sliding and stacking the slices. Then thinly slice from end to end.


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