Mixed Rice with Dried Shrimp for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Mixed Rice with Dried Shrimp for Cherry Blossom Viewing

Super easy! This rice dish has lots of calcium and is very colorful. The spring-like pink rice is guaranteed to be popular among both children and adults.


White rice
2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml uncooked)
Dried sakura shrimp
a handful
Kombu based dashi stock
400 ml
Rock salt
a little


1. In a rice cooker, add the rinsed rice and the kombu dashi (Japanese soup stock). Add about 1 rounded teaspoon of rock salt to taste. If you taste a hint of salt in the dashi, it's the right amount.
2. Add a generous amount of cherry shrimp to the rice cooker (I added a handful), then press start. The amount should almost appear like too much.
3. When the rice is done cooking, mix it gently, and steam it for a while. Now you have colorful cherry shrimp rice!

Story Behind this Recipe

It's the season for spring events such as cherry-blossom viewing picnics and Girls’ Day.

This rice dish contains a lot of calcium and is very nutritious, making it good for children. This spring-like dish captures the hearts of adults, and it's so easy to make.
I also recommend it for celebrations.