Salmon and shiitake mushrooms paella (Salmon and Shiitake Takikomi-Gohan, 鮭としいたけの炊き込みご飯)

Good combination of salmon, shiitake mushrooms and garlic soy sauce!


(2~3 servings)

  • Salmon fillet: 2
  • 540 cc of rice
  • Garlic: 2 cloves (chopped)
  • Shiitake mushroom: 4 (sliced)
  • Soy sauce: 2 tablespoons
  • Cooking sake: 3 tablespoons
  • Dashi: 600cc (including cooking sake and soy sauce)
  • Butter: 2 tablespoons
  • Black pepper: for taste
  • Sesame seeds: 3 teaspoons


  1. Rinse the rice (To learn how to rinse rice, check this page).
  2. Finely chop the garlic. Slice the shiitake mushrooms.
  3. After the rice is soaked, put it in a pot. And add the soy sauce, the cooking sake, and the water, the garlic, the shiitake mushrooms and the salmon fillets in the pot.
  4. Cook the rice. Check this page to learn how to cook rice. I used a rice-cooker this time.
  5. When rice is cooked, mix the rice and all the ingredients with a rice paddle to break salmon meat. Serve in a bowl and sprinkle sesame seeds and black pepper.
  6. Now your salmon and shiitake Takikomi-Gohan is ready! いただきます!
  7. Making onigiri with this Takikomi-Gohan is also nice! You can learn how to make onigiri here.

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