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a black clay pot filled with Kamameshi rice and mushrooms with a wooden paddle



Yes, you can prepare a traditional Japanese rice in your very own home. It’s super easy to prepare this recipe for Kamameshi with Mushrooms. Get creative by adding your favorite protein, vegetables and/or liquids. 


  • 1 C short-grain rice
  • 1 1/4 C chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 C soy sauce
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, roughly chopped
  • 1 TBLS toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds


  1. Soak rice in water for about 15 minutes.
  2. Drain and rinse until the water runs clear. 
  3. In a pot, heat up the stock and soy sauce.
  4. Place the iron on clay pot on the stove. Heat to medium. (Use a heat diffuser, if needed)
  5. Add the rice to the pot.
  6. Add in the mushrooms.
  7. Pour on the hot liquid. 
  8. Give just a gentle stir.
  9. Simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed.
  10. Garnish with a drizzle of toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.
  11. ENJOY



  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Serving Size: 2/3 Cup

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