#3556

Autumn appetite

Rice boiled with chestnuts (Kurigohan)

Autumn, it is a season for sports, reading, and harvest in Japan.
For me, it's a season for my appetite as well as sports.
I recommend one of great traditional Japanese food called Kurigohan.

Chestnut is called the Japanese chestnut, are harvested in the fall. Kurigohan is steamed rice cooked with chestnuts, the fall of the popular Japanese cuisine is. If rice is not available, it is OK to use Japanese rice on a regular basis on their own.

Ingredients:
・2 cups of rice, Japan
・Glutinous rice 1/4 cup
・20 small chestnut
・1 teaspoon soy sauce
・1 tablespoon mirin-
・1 tablespoon sake,
・1/3 cup water

Preparation:
Soak the chestnuts in hot water for about 30 minutes. Peel the chestnuts, soak it in water for about 10 minutes. Put the rice in a bowl, please rinse well with cold water. and the drain of colandar, set it aside for about 30 minutes. Drain the chestnuts in colandar. Rice cooker and mix lightly put rice, water, soy sauce, mirin, sake to. Place the chestnuts on, start the rice cooker. When the rice is cooking, before you open the lid, try to steam the rice for about 10 minutes.

What a great autumn dish!

Shinji image

Shinji

Japan

Shinji's other advice

Ice shavings called Kakigori! images

Ice shavings called Kakigori!

This is fantastic food called Kakigori. There are many tastes with strawberry, skim milk, melon, lemon, blue Hawaii, and azuki bean syrups. Also you can find a wide range of syrups out like combi…

Take Yamanote Line!!! images

Take Yamanote Line!!!

Enjoy an excursion by taking Yamanote Line. You should watch this video before your journey.http://vimeo.com/68420684 Tokyo Loop Line〔東京(Tokyo)-有楽町(Yurakucho)-新橋(Shinbashi)-浜松…

Left hand side in Tokyo and Nagoya & Right hand side in Kyoto and Osaka when you are taking escalators. images

Left hand side in Tokyo and Nagoya & Right hand side in Kyoto and Osaka when you are taking escalators.

It's funny because people in Tokyo and Nagoya are stopping on the left hand side when they are walking up/going down in hurry while people in Kyoto and Osaka are stopping on the right hand side of th…

You should enjoy staying at a Tube Hotel called a Capsule Room Hotel!!! images

You should enjoy staying at a Tube Hotel called a Capsule Room Hotel!!!

It's amazing and you can feel another world to stay a Tube Hotel. It's Cool Japan. The price is around USD40 per night.

The Post Office is the best place when you need CASH! images

The Post Office is the best place when you need CASH!

In my experience, it's hard for my co-workers from overseas to take out cash by their cards. I found that many cards work well at the Post Office.http://www.jp-bank.japanpost.jp/en/ias/en_ias_index…

You might also like

Monozukuri products, made in Japan with skill and craftmanship images

Monozukuri products, made in Japan with skill and craftmanship

Tenugui towels, mini works of art“If you're looking for a souvenir that is truly Japanese, look no further than "tenugui" - a thin hand towel made of cotton. Although the idea of a hand towel as …

DeepJapan image

DeepJapan

Mitake Valley in Ome City, Okutama images

Mitake Valley in Ome City, Okutama

The Mitake Valley (Mitake Kekoku) in Ome City, Okutama is one of the best areas for autumn leaves near Tokyo. It takes approximately 1.5 hours from Shinjuku by the JR Chuo Line & JR Ome Line (Change …

cwljwc image

cwljwc

Yokohama Bay Bridge images

Yokohama Bay Bridge

I took this picture as I was returning from one of the outer Tokyo islands, Oshima, on a large passenger ship. As you approach the Tokyo bay, nestled between the Miura peninsula, and the Chiba Penins…

KurtisW image

KurtisW

Chrysanthemum Exhibitions - Enjoy Japanese Flowers in Autumn images

Chrysanthemum Exhibitions - Enjoy Japanese Flowers in Autumn

Chrysanthemums are an important flower in Japan. They are at their best in the autumn and are celebrated with an exhibition in Tokyo's Shinjuku Park every year in the beginning of November.You ca…

David image

David

Skipjack Tuna (Katsuo) in Japanese cuisine images

Skipjack Tuna (Katsuo) in Japanese cuisine

Skipjack tuna is used extensively in Japanese cuisine, where it is known as katsuo. It is smoked and dried to make katsuobushi, the central ingredient in dashi(=a common Japanese fish stock).Beside…

OKAKI-sun image

OKAKI-sun

Shopping Seasonal Japan - Limited Edition Products images

Shopping Seasonal Japan - Limited Edition Products

“Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.Summer passes and one remembers one's exuberance.Autumn passes and one remembers one's reverence.Winter passes and one remembers one's persevera…

Former Deep Japan Writer image

Former Deep Japan Writer