Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Chestnut Rice

Kuri gohan is a Japanese dish which boiled rice (usually glutinous rice) with sweet chestnuts. Currently, we can easily get shelled chestnut in the wet market or supermarket. And by adding it to the rice, it saves time and energy in cooking, which is what I love. It definitely adds some flavour and twist to the plain rice that we have. Mix with some unpolished brown rice if desired. Chestnut has about 40% carbohydrate and makes a good source of energy. It is also high in Vitamin B1 and good for anyone suffering from general fatigue. Peeling chestnuts can be easy by soaking them in hot boiling water for 10 minutes before peeling.

Preparation: 10 mins, Cooking time: 15 mins

Ingredients (serves 2)
° 200g rice, washed and drained
° 400ml water
° 10-12 fresh chestnuts (shell removed), soaked in hot water for 10 mins and peeled
° ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
° 1 tablespoon cooking rice wine
° 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
° ½ teaspoon sugar (optional)

1. Combine all the ingredients into an electric rice cooker, mix well and turn it on.
2. When done leave the cooked rice to rest, covered, for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve hot.


Anonymous said...

Hi ,
Any recommendations of diet to improve gums & soft bone for vegetarians? Feeling weak gums, I may be lacking some vitamins or minerals as I change my diet reducing egg & milk intake and I hate to take supplement pills.

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


I will look out and if there is any i will post in the blog :)

Same here, I don't like taking supplement pills too.


Anonymous said...

hi anonymous, could it u r lacking of vitamin C...if so, u can intake more vc rich fruits...try citrus fruits...next for soft bone....calcium rich vegetables..like more dark greeny vegetables & legumes, fortified soy milk, tofu (processed with ca+ sulfate), non or low fat milk or other milk pdt which are ca+ rich too....if u r not vegan....

in general, take more fruits and vegetables so to say...if ain't choosy with food...u shd obtain the required vitamins and minerals!

cheers ~ SF

Anonymous said...

hey crystal...juz wondering where u get those nutrients information from?? last night i tried cooking chestnut rice too...but i used direct from canned...cos hardly can find fresh here...errm, i din add in any seasonings cos i used it to eat with other dishes..therefore didn't want the rice to be tastier than the dishes, hehe! SF

a veg*n @ Blog*Spot said...


Info from non-veg cookbooks from the NLB. :)


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