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shichimi seasoned rice

Shichimi Seasoned Rice

Give your perfectly cooked rice a boost of flavour with this shichimi seasoned rice recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 4


  • 1 cup Rice
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 Stick of cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 200 ml Coconut milk
  • 2 tsp Shichimi togarashi powder


  • Wash rice until the water runs clear.
  • Add rice to pot pour in coconut milk and top up with water up to the first crease of your finger.
  • Add the star anise, cinnamon and cloves and bring water to boil.
  • Gently simmer the water and cook until the water has gone and the rice is cooked. Roughly 20 minutes.
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes and remove the star anise, cloves and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle Shichimi Togarashi over the top of the rice and serve with your favourite Chinese dish. (I love to eat this on its own)
Keyword Japanese Seasoning, Perfectly cooked rice