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Rice with Maitake Mushrooms Seasoned with Simmered Pork Belly Sauce

Rice with Maitake Mushrooms Seasoned with Simmered Pork Belly Sauce

This seasoned rice uses the sauce from simmering pork belly. Sesame seeds and sesame oil are used to accent the taste.

Ingredients: 2 rice cooker cups

Maitake mushrooms
1 pack (about 80 g)
Carrot
1/2
Sauce from Simmered Pork Belly (Recipe ID: 1606942)
350 ml
Water
50 ml
Salt
to taste
White sesame seeds (optional)
to taste
Sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cool the stewed sauce and skim off the white grease that floats to the top. Mix in the salt and the water.
2. Cut the maitake mushrooms and carrot into bite-sized pieces (I julienned carrot here).
3. Soak the washed rice in water for 30-60 minutes. Strain through a sieve to drain the water well.
4. Put the rice and Step 1 into the rice cooker. Top with the ingredients from Step 2 and switch it on After it has cooked, swirl in some sesame oil, mix everything up, and enjoy.
5. If it is not seasoned enough to your tastes, you can add some more salt even after the rice is done cooking Top with white sesame seeds before eating to improve bring the flavor and deliciousness up a notch.

Story Behind this Recipe

I had leftover sauce from the simmered pork belly chunks I had made and used it to make this flavored rice.