My Family's Chestnut Rice

My Family's Chestnut Rice

This is simple! With a little glutinous mochi rice, this becomes a warm and fluffy chestnut rice.

Ingredients: 3-4 servings

White rice
2 1/2 rice cooker cups (450 ml)
Mochi rice
1/2 cup (90 ml)
1 teaspoon
1 tablespoon


1. Remove the outer shell and the inner skin from the chestnuts, and let sit for around half a day in water to remove scum.
2. Wash the rice and mochi rice, and soak in water for 30 minutes.
3. Put the drained rice from step 2, salt and sake in the rice cooker, and pour water up to the 2.5 cup mark. This will give a firm texture. If you prefer it softer, add more water.
4. Add the chestnuts from Step 1 and switch the cooker on.
5. When it's done, give it a gently stir.
6. Done!

Story Behind this Recipe

This is my family's standard chestnut rice.