• Miwa


There is so many Japanese mixed rice recipe existing in Japan.


Today’s Japanese mixed rice recipe is more filling and enjoyable since It contains meat mince and loads of crunchy vegetables.

I can also name this recipe as a mixed rice salad.

As you can easily imagine, you can jazz up with any of your favorite fresh herbs!

Let me know which herb and vegetables you mixed with on Instagram!



<Yield> 3 servings

<Prep time> 8 mins

<Cook time> 45 mins( cook in a rice cooker)


To make rice

1cup/200g of sushi rice

⅘ cup of water

2 tbsp of rice vinegar without MSG

1 tbsp of sugar

½ tsp of salt

⅓ tsp of rice oil ( any oil without strong flavor is ok)

minced meat toppings

chicken mince 250g / 8.8 oz

pork mince 200g / 7 oz

1 ½ tsp of salt

2 ½ tbsp of mirin without MSG

¼ tsp of black pepper

1 tbsp of Toasted sesame oil

veggie toppings


shiso herb



<Optional toppings>

Any fresh herbs

toasted sesame seed


1: Rinse the rice and drain the water. In a rice cooker, add rice, water, vinegar, sugar, salt and oil (measurement is written on To make rice↑). Start cooking the rice in a rice cooker.

2: Place pork mince and chicken mince and flat them down with the back of spatula. Cook it over high heat for about 2mins or until the bottom side becomes nice and charred. Flip them over and cook them by breaking into small chunks for 3 mins. Keep wiping off the moisture with the kitchen towel. Add 1 ½ tsp of salt , 2 ½ tbsp of mirin and ¼ tsp of black pepper. Continue to stir for another 2mins. Once the meat are completely cook thorough, add 1 tbsp of toasted sesame oil. Off the heat and set it aside.

3; Slice the cucumber thinly. Sprinkle some salt to sweat. Massage and leave them for about 5mins. Squeeze the excess moisture. Thinly slice the Myoga as long as shiso herb.

4; In a large ball, add cooked rice and cooked meat mince(2). Toss them together. When it’s cool down, add vegetables (3) and toss everything together one more time. Transfer onto the plate and garnish some corn. Ready to be enjoyed!

<Miwa's tips>

・For the shiso herb and myoga, those can be exclusive ingredients in Japan. If you don’t find them, feel free to swap for any other herb or ginger or shallot.

・This dish itself is not overly seasoned to balance out with other main dish such as miso grilled chicken. If you are enjoying just as is, feel free to adjust the taste with soy sauce or salt.

・You can use turkey mince also. I don’t recommend beef mince since it’s too meaty.

・This is a great option for onigiri ( rice ball).

<Recommended side dish>

Shuumai dumpling

Tender teriyaki chicken wings

<Storage time>

Store it in a air-tight container in the fridge for 2days.

<Did you try this recipe??>

Let me know by tagging me on Instagram

Love to see your creations!

<How about making miso soup to enjoy with rice?>

2020/08/06 MIWA