Tako Takikomi Gohan
Although I enjoyed eating pretty much, I had no interest in cooking. And I didn't care when people called me Lazy/Horrible wife. :-) Why I had to sweat for an hour in the kitchen for something that disappear within a minute. And I was really a big fan of street foods paradise in Bangkok.
After met my husband and then got married, then I changed a little : I cooked rice and prepare meals, rarely, though. And I would choose super quick easy recipes : fried rice, porridge, stir fried noodles.
Since having a kid, a lot of people tell me that eventually I will need to learn to cook. Yes, they are right. My son deserves every nutritious home cooking meal. And I should be responsible for his future's health. Since then, I started to learn how to cook. I read cookbooks as if they were novels. I carefully selected and measured all ingredient and followed the recipe word by word. After some time, finally, I make little progress and I am happy!
So no doubt every recipes I shared was always quick and easy, including today's.
Takikomi Gohan is a Japanese rice dish seasoned with dashi, soy sauce along with vegetable, fried tofu and meat or fish. It is very easy and can be a complete meal its own. Here I am sharing with you recipe for Takikomi Gohan with octopus, Tako Takikomi Gohan (Tako means octopus).
3 cup Japanese rice
250 grams octopus (thinly sliced)
1 fried tofu (Aburaage), cut into strips
1/2 carrot, slice
1/2 carrot, slice
4 tablespoon men tsuyu
2 tablespoon sake
2 tablespoon mirin
some mitsuba to garnish
- Wash the rice and let's drain in a colander for 30 minutes. Transfer to the rice cooker, add men tsuyu , sake and mirin to the rice.
- Then add the water up to "3", the number engraved inside your rice cooker. Stir gently.
- Add in octopus, carrot and fried tofu on top.
- Turn on the rice cooker.
- When the rice is cooked, let steam for 10 minutes. Fold to incorporate, garnish with mitsuba, serve hot.