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Chicken Kara-age

Kabocha Rice

Steam rice with kabocha squash
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


  • 1 cup white rice
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • `1 cup Kabocha, peeled, cored and cut into bite sizes
  • 2 tablespoon sake
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • toasted black sesame seeds for garnish


  • Wash rice and drain well. Add one 1 ¼ cup of water to rice and set it aside for 15-30 minutes.
  • In a rice cooker, add rice with water, sake, mirin and salt. Set kabocha on top of rice and cook according to your rice cooker.   
  • When rice is cooked, fluff the rice and serve with sprinkle of black sesame seeds.  


Note: You may substitute Kabocha with sweet potato or chestnuts to make a delicious autumn rice.