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Japanese Sweet Potato and Rice [gluten free]

sweet potato and rice

Rice with Sweet Potato sprinkled with Sesame Seeds and Salt

When I worked at a local Japanese junior high school, the kids and teachers all ate the same school lunch. Sweet potatoes and rice (Imo-gohan in Japanese) was a semi-regular mixed rice dish they used to serve. Coming from Scotland, I’m always happy to eat potatoes, so I really enjoyed this dish on days I was feeling a little bit homesick!

Japanese Sweet Potato and Rice
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Japanese
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Serves: 2
Super simple all-in-one rice cooker recipe
  • 1 cup white rice (150g)
  • 1 medium sweet potato (120g)
  • Sesame seeds
  • Salt
  1. Wash the rice as normal (see How to Wash Rice).
  2. Add the washed rice to the rice cooker cooking bowl and add water up to the level 1 mark for white rice.
  3. Peel and cut the sweet potato into small chunks and add to the rice cooker cooking bowl.
  4. Dry the outside of the cooking bowl, return to the rice cooker, select the White Rice program and press Start.
  5. Once cooked, mix to mash in the potatoes then serve up and sprinkle sesame seeds and salt on top.
Calories: 645.9 kcal Fat: 1.3g Carbohydrates: 143.1g Sodium: 532.7mg Fiber: 7.9g Protein: 11.8g Cholesterol: 0mg

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