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Osekihan | Festive rice with sweet potato

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In this video, I introduce how to make Osekihan with sweet potato (Festive rice with sweet potato). This rice dish is a traditional festive rice dish we usually eat at celebrating situation, like passing the exam, entrance and graduation of school etc. We normally use mochi-gome (glutinous rice) instead of using normal rice. This special rice adds a “mochi-mochi” (sticky) texture that many people love! To add a little bit twist, I added sweet potato for this dish since it’s autumn (when I shoot this video). At the final touch, I recommend to sprinkle black sesame seeds and salt on top! YUM! Please try it out!!!

Ingredients (4 servings):

1/3 cup (about 70ml)  Red beans
2 rice-cups (360ml)  Mochi-gome *glutinous rice
1/2  Sweet potato *medium size
1/2 cup (100ml)  Red bean broth
2 cups (400ml)  Water
Black sesame & Salt, to your taste


1. Wash red beans by hand.
*If you have time, soak them in water for a few hours.

2. Put the red beans in a pot, add water enough to cover the beans, and cook over a strong fire.
When boiled, add water and cook for about 5 minutes. Then, drain water.

3. Again put the red beans in a pot, pour plenty of water and cover it. Cook low to medium heat about 20 minutes.
When cooked, separate the beans from the broth.
*Don’t throw away the broth!

4. Wash mochi-gome (glutinous rice) and drain the water. Peel the sweet potato and cut into bite-size pieces.

5. Put mochi-gome, red beans, sweet potato into the rice cooker. Then, pour red bean broth, water and a pinch of salt.
Mix them and cook it with the rice cooker for about 25 – 30 minutes. *You can also use a pot.

6. When cooked, add black sesame seeds on top of the dish to complete.

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