Sweet Potatoes Candied in the Rice Cooker

Sweet Potatoes Candied in the Rice Cooker

I used to be reluctant to make daigaku imo or "university sweet potato" until now. My friend taught me an ultra easy recipe, so I tried it out and it was sooo good! It's seriously addictive!


Sweet potatoes (Japanese-type with purple skin and white flesh)
About 3 medium
5 tablespoons
4 tablespoons
Soy sauce
1 teaspoon plus
Black sesame seeds
To taste


1. Wash the sweet potatoes and cut up roughly. Soak in a bowl of water for about 10 minutes.
2. Drain the potatoes and place into the bowl of a rice cooker. Sprinkle with sugar, and shake the bowl well to coat the potato pieces, taking care not to let things spill out!
3. Add the water and soy sauce, mix quickly. Set the bowl in the rice cooker and switch on!
4. When the rice cooker cycle is done, sprinkle on some black sesame seeds to finish! Amazingly good!

Story Behind this Recipe

My kids had started to ask for daikaku imo ("university" potatoes) but I always used to think it would be too much work. One day I told my friend about it and she taught me this recipe. Whenever we get some sweet potatoes we make this.