Osekihan !! Japanese celebration rice !!

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Have you eaten Osekihan?
Osekihan, meaning, red rice. In Japan, osekihan is served for celebration .
Birthday, school graduation, wedding….

You can also get it from most of convenience stores in Japan. They are about 100 yen.
Osekihan is actually filling ♪ I love it.

Only 2 ingredients.

Glutinous rice (Sweet rice?) 360cc
I got it from Asian grocery store in the city. (Russel Street, Melbourne)
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Red beans. 40g
You can get organic red beans from Terra Madre. (Northcote, Melbourne)
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First, cook the red beans.
Bring it to boil then make it low heat then keep cooking about 15 min.
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Cool it down.
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Keep the boiled water.
It needs when you cook rice to make rice nicely natural red.
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Wash the rice and soak in the water for 10 min.
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Before cooking the glutinous rice, put it in a strainer to let the water drain off.
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Add red beans boiled water
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Then start cooking wit medium heat, bring it to boil.
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When it boils, make the heat low and add boiled red beans into pot.
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Put the lid, then cook it for 10 min.
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After 10 min, take pots off a fire, leave it for another 10 min. Steaming time.
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Now open~~~!!! Nice smell !!
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Mix it softly.
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Serve with salt and sesame seeds.
Yummmmmm.
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It’s good for party dish.
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Or you can make Onigiri.
Good for picnic as well !!
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Osekihan become hard if you put it into fridge.
It’s better to leave it at room temperature.

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5 thoughts on “Osekihan !! Japanese celebration rice !!

  1. I’ll make use of this Osekihan recipe.Instead of eating cake for birthday,I am planning of having osekihan.Wish me luck n thanks for the recipe. 🙂

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    • Hi, Anna, Thank you for your try!!
      If you make it few times, then you will be expert for sure.
      I wrote to cook the bean about 15 min, but maybe you can cook it longer. Check (put some of the beans into your mouth!) how soft it is.
      Glad you liked the smell. I like its smell, too!!

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