My Family’s Memory “Maze-gohan”

Yoshiharu Sogi


This is a family's recipe an heirloom handed down from generation to generation.


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30 Min
35 Min


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2 c
short grain rice
2 c
brown rice
4 1/2 c
8 oz
carrots, julienne strips
5 oz
burdock root, shaving cut
2 oz
shiitake mushroom, sliced
1 can(s)
bamboo shoots, boiled, sliced
1 pkg
konnyaku, bar rectangles
1 pkg
hijiki, soak hijiki in lukewarm water for 30 minutes, then drain.
2 oz
dried kelp, soak dried kelp in lukewarm water for 30 minutes, then drain.
1 can(s)
inari-age, fried soy bean’s curd seasoned with soy sauce, sliced, save juice for sauce.
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1/3 c
1/2 c
soy sauce
2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
vegetable oil

How to Make My Family’s Memory “Maze-gohan”


  • 1Place rice in a bowl, add ample water, sir quickly, and discard the cloudy water immediately.
  • 2Repeat until water is almost clear.
  • 3Drain in a sieve, and let stand for 30 minutes so rice absorbs moisture.
  • 4Transfer rinsed rice from sieve to rice cooker, add water, following machine’s measure, and start cooking.
  • 5Let stand for 10 minutes.
  • 6Heat large skillet medium heat, put in vegetable oil. Add carrot, burdock root, shiitake mushroom, bamboo shoots, konnyaku, hijiki, kelp and inari-age cook 4-5 minutes.
  • 7Add sake and mirin, bring to a boil, add soy sauce and inari-age juice and bring back to boil until water (sauce) is almost gone.
  • 8Place large bowl, combine hot rice and stuffing, and mix well.
  • 9Serve in rice bowls with sesame seeds sprinkled on top.

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About My Family’s Memory “Maze-gohan”

Course/Dish: Rice Sides

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