Breakfast Rice from Japan Recipe

Kickstart your morning with a wholesome serving of our Traditional Japanese Breakfast Rice. Steeped in cultural heritage, this meal offers a wonderful blend of taste, texture, and nutrition. Typically enjoyed with a side of pickles, grilled fish, and a bowl of miso soup, this breakfast rice serves as the centerpiece of a Japanese morning meal. Our recipe brings you the essence of this early-day staple from Japan, introducing you to its subtle flavors and wholesome goodness. Experience the harmonious balance of a traditional Japanese breakfast and enrich your breakfast repertoire with our easy-to-follow guide.

Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 2


  1. 1 cup Japanese short-grain rice
  2. 1 1/4 cup water
  3. Pickles, for serving
  4. Grilled fish, for serving
  5. Miso soup, for serving


  1. Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear to remove excess starch.
  2. Place the washed rice and water into a rice cooker and let it soak for about 30 minutes.
  3. After soaking, turn on the rice cooker and let it cook. Do not open the lid during this process.
  4. Once the rice cooker indicates that the rice is ready, let it sit for an additional 10 minutes to fully absorb the steam.
  5. Fluff the rice gently with a rice paddle before serving.
  6. Serve the rice warm with pickles, grilled fish, and a bowl of miso soup for a complete traditional Japanese breakfast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 310 kcal,
  • Carbohydrates: 68 g,
  • Protein: 6 g,
  • Fat: 1 g,
  • Saturated Fat: 0.2 g,
  • Sodium: 2 mg,
  • Fiber: 2 g,
  • Sugar: 0 g.

Please note: The nutritional values are for the rice only. The accompaniments will add to these values.