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Japanese Mixed Rice with Clams

Recipe by Chef Kaku (Wasan Brooklyn)
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 2


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 oz Shiitake Mushroom, sliced
  • 1/2 oz Eryngii Mushroom, sliced
  • 4 oz Clam
  • 2 Tbsp Mitsuba, chopped (Optional)

Soup Stock

  • 1 cup Dashi Broth *1
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce (Preferably Usukuchi) *2
  • 1 Tbsp Sake
  • 1/2 Tbsp Mirin *3


! This recipe needs 24 hour prepping !

  1. How to remove sand from clams before cooking:

    First, wash clams with tap water and drain. In a shallow container, spread clams and add 4 cups water and 3 Tbsp salt. Let it sit in a refrigerator for about 24 hours.

After 24 hours...

  1. Wash rice, drain, and let sit for 10 minutes.

  2. Mix Soup Stock ingredients.

  3. In a pot, combine rice and soup stock. Add whole shiitake and eryngii mushrooms on top.

  4. Bring to boil over high heat without lid, stirring occasionally.

  5. Once boiled, reduce the heat to low and cook 10 more minutes with the lid on.

  6. Add the clams and cook on low heat for about 1 minute. Turn off the heat and let it simmer for an additional 10 minutes, or until clams' shells open up.

  7. Mix well and add mitsuba to taste.

Recipe Notes

*1 Get the recipe: Dashi
*2 Learn the difference between "koikuchi (dark)" and "usukuchi (light)" soy sauces.
*3 Mirin can be substituted with Sake and Sugar, 4:1 ratio