Kombu Dashi Simmered Rice

Yield 4 servings
  • 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.