Chestnut Rice

Chestnut Rice

A standard chestnut rice dish made in a rice cooker.


Uncooked rice
3 rice cooker cups (180 ml x 3)
Dashi stock bag
1 bag
2 tablespoons
1 tablespoon
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon
Sesame salt
To taste


1. Wash and drain the rice.
2. Boil the chestnuts, heating for 3 more minutes after the water has come to the boil, then let cool. Scrape the outer shell with a knife and return to the hot water. Remove the inner skin in the same way and then soak in a bowl of water.
3. Put the rice and seasoning ingredients in your rice cooker and add water to the 3 cup level. Give it a stir, then add the chestnuts and the bag of dashi and cook as usual.
4. Season with sesame salt if you like.

Story Behind this Recipe

I make this every year when chestnuts are in season. It's a standard in our house.