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Author Notes: Hijiki is an easy way to add flavor and variety to a bowl of rice. Great on its own or as the base for a fully loaded rice bowl, hijiki rice also makes a great snack as onigiri. For the hijiki no nimono recipe, see Basic Hijiki no Nimono. —Katie Okamoto
Serves 5 to 6
- 1 & 1/2 cups white or brown short-grain rice
- 2 teaspoons sake
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- pinches salt
- 1/2 cup frozen peas or frozen soybeans
- 1/4 cup prepared hijiki no nimono, plus more as desired
- Prepare rice in your typical way, but replace 3 teaspoons of the water with the sake and soy sauce. Add the salt and peas or soybeans to the pot or rice cooker and cook until done.
- When the rice is cooked, allow it to steam for at least ten minutes before opening the lid. Fold in hijiki no nimono, starting with 1/4 cup and adding more as desired.