Vegan Takikomi-Gohan (Japanese Paella, 炊き込みご飯)

My favourite Takikomi-Gohan. You can try all the ingredients!


  • (3~4 servings)
  • 150 g of mushrooms (e.g. shitake mushrooms)
  • 1 small carrot (about 80 g)
  • 1 piece of deep-fried tofu
  • 10 cm of dried kombu kelp
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of cooking Sake (otherwise, white wine)
  • 450 g of uncooked rice
  • 620 cc of water (including soy sauce and cooking sake)


  1. Wash and soak uncooked rice.
  2. Pour some boiling water over deep-fried tofu to remove excess oil.

  3. Prepare all ingredients. Slice carrot, mushrooms, and the deep-fried tofu.

    Any mushrooms are ok. I prepared Shimeji mushrooms and king oyster mushrooms today.


  4. Drain water from the uncooked rice. Put the rice in a pot. Then add soy sauce, cooking Sake and water.
  5. Remove dust from dried kombu kelp with paper towels. Put the kombu in the pot. Put all ingredients in the pot.

  6. Cook the rice with ingredients. To check how to cook rice, see this page.

    I cooked in a rice cooker this time.
  7. Mix the rice and all ingredients. And serve in a lovely bowl. Now your Takikomi-Gohan is ready! いただきます!

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