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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Okayu Recipe (rice porridge)

Plain steamed rice is an essential item for Japanese-style breakfast. Okayu (rice porridge) is easy to digest and is good for breakfast too. Okayu is easy to digest and is easy to eat. When you have a stomachache or have a cold, okayu is a good food to eat.

This is a recipe to make plain okayu. You might want to add some vegetables or meat, depending on your appetite. (For example, boiled chicken, boiled shrimps, boiled scallops, mushrooms, daikon radishes, and so on.)

Yield: 2 servings


  • 1/2 cup Japanese rice
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • *some chopped green onion
  • *sesame seeds
  • *umeboshi (pickled plum)


Wash Japanese rice and drain. Put water and rice in a heavy bottomed pot or earthenware pot. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Cover the pot and put it on medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat to low and cook the rice for about 30 minutes. Stop the heat and let it steam for about 10 minutes. Season with salt before serving. Put toppings, such as chopped green onion, sesame seeds, and umeboshi (pickled plum) if you would like.

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