Japanese Mussel Rice

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Japanese mussel rice

Mussel is the most common shellfish in Finland. Cooking mussels and rice with dashi is easy and delicious.
Prep Time5 mins
Rest Before Cook30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Rest After Cook15 mins
Servings4 people
INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  • Put rice and dashi soup in a pot and leave it to rest for at least 30 minutes or more.
  • Add soy sauce and mix well.
  • Put frozen mussels on without mixing and put the lid on. Heat with middle heat.
  • There will appear a soft boiling sound after a while, wait until the boiling sound stops and turn off the heat.
  • After cooking, mix it and it's good to wait a little, like 10 minutes, before opening the lid.
NOTES
●In Japan, asari clam is one of the most common seashells. We steam it with sake, put in miso soup and cook with rice. In Finland, I couldn’t find asari clam. I wanted to eat asari rice, so I tried to cook it with mussels. Guess what, ALMOST SAME! It’s so delicious and
my Japanese friends loved it.
●When I cook mussel rice, I use Japanese rice.
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