Matsutake Rice & Soup

October 15, 2020 / by Junko


Popular fall delicacies are mushrooms, but have you heard of Matsutake mushrooms?
The Japanese have long loved the aroma of this mushroom, but as they only grow in the wild, they can be very expensive and considered a luxury, so we don’t normally see it on our dinner tables.
In this episode, Moepero will make rice cooked with Matsutake mushrooms and Matsutake soup.

[Matsutake Mushroom Rice]
2 cups rice (180cc Japanese cup)
1 matsutake mushroom
10g kombu kelp
600ml water (use 450ml)
1 tbsp and 1/4 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sake
2 knobs salt

[Matsutake Soup]
1 matsutake mushroom (small)
1/2 tofu (soft)
5g kombu kelp
300ml water
1/2 tbsp sake
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
a pinch of salt
2 mitsuba (Japanese herb)





There are so many Japanese dishes and cultures that are not well known outside of Japan and I’m happy to introduce them to you! If you tested any of our recipes feel free to send us a photo and your comments and we will be happy to publish them, even if it wasn't a complete success! :)

Seeking the best balance of being free and living a stable life in this busy city, I enjoy kitchen gardening to deepen my connection with nature. Lately, I enjoy traveling to places I’ve never been and dancing Salsa/Kizomba there. Always a traveler at heart. Freelance web/graphic designer. Coffee & chocolate addict.
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