Gohan (Cooked Rice)

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Gohan Cooked Rice Recipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Ginny Branch

If your kitchen isn't equipped with a rice cooker, add it to your must-have list. If you like rice, a rice cooker makes it much easier, and also comes in handy with this dish in order to cook the rice to absolute perfection. If you don't have a rice cooker, use a large pot instead. 

Serves 8 (serving size: about 2/3 cup)


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3 cups Japanese short-grain white rice


Measure Japanese short-grain white rice (Nishiki is my favorite) into the pot of a large rice cooker. Cover with several inches of cold water, and agitate the grains until the water is opaque. Pour out the cloudy water; repeat until the water runs mostly clear (3 to 4 times). Add water to level indicated in rice pot (or use the old-fashioned method, placing the tip of your thumb on top of the rice, then adding water to the first knuckle). Cook according to manufacturer's instructions.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 179
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.1 g
Monofat 0.1 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 40 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 1 mg
Calcium 2 mg
Sugars 0 g