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Fall Bounty Rice with Sweet Potatoes and Mixed Grains

Fall Bounty Rice with Sweet Potatoes and Mixed Grains

If you use a packet of mixed-grain mix (zakkoku mix), this ends up being super-easy. By just cooking them in a rice cooker, even sweet potatoes that are lacking in sweetness become sweet - it's strange, but utterly delicious!

Ingredients

Zakkoku or mixed-grain mix for cooking with rice
1 packet (a small handful)
Uncooked white rice
2 rice cooker cups (360 ml)
Japanese sweet potato
1/2 (about 200 g with the skin on)
Salt
a pinch
Gomashio (sesame salt)
To finish

Steps

1. Peel the sweet potato, cut into bite sized pieces, and put in a bowl of water.
2. Rinse the rice, put into the bowl of the rice cooker, add water up to the 2 cup level, and leave to soak.
3. Add the mixed grains.
4. Add a pinch of salt, mix lightly, put the sweet potato pieces on top and switch on the cooker.
5. When it's cooked, transfer to rice bowls, sprinkle with some sesame salt and enjoy!
6. This is also a great fall recipe: (Recipe ID: 1284503) "Seasoned Daikon Radish Leaves (or turnip greens)". Mix with rice or use in onigiri rice balls.
7. This seasonal recipe is good too: (Recipe ID: 1294882) "Sweet Potato and Mixed Grain Muffins".
8. Here's another variation, by Cookpad user m@n@: (Recipe ID: 1574589) "Delicous and Nutritious" Corn Mixed Grain Rice".

Story Behind this Recipe

I tried making sweet potato rice with mixed grains, and it was so good that I've been making it ever since.