Takikomi Brown Rice
2 cups brown rice, rinsed and drained
1 package dried vegetables, soaked in 2 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons dried hijiki
4 shiitake mushrooms, sliced
1 teaspoon dashi--bonito or kombu
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 tablespoon shoyu
2 tablespoons mirin
3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1/2 cup julienne cut cooked green beans, peas, edamame or other green vegetable
1. Soak dried vegetable package and hijiki in 2 1/2 cups water and set aside.
2. Slice mushrooms.
3. Put 2 cups brown rice, 3 cups water, sliced mushrooms, 1 tablespoon shoyu, 2 tablespoons mirin, 1 teaspoon dashi, 1 tablespoon curry powder, dried vegetables and hijiki plus any leftover water from soaking, into rice cooker pot. Stir gently to mix evenly and cook. Let steam for 15 minutes when rice cooker is finished cooking.
4. Stir in cooked green beans or peas.
5. Taste and adjust seasoning.