May 4, 2009


Sekihan (赤飯) literally means red rice.
Sekihan is steamed mochi rice (glutinous rice) mixed with red beans.
Usually it is sprinkled with sesame seeds and salt after it is steamed.

Originally it is made by steaming with bamboo basket.
But, if we cook it at home, we usually cook it with rice cooker.

Sekihan is usually served on celebratory and congratulatory occasions.


Ayie said...

This must be good! I love rice and beans together. Steaming it in bamboo makes it tastier.

Para i familiaku said...

Congratulations...if you are celebrating.
These look yummy...

Alcy's Hobby Room said...

This looks delicious! We also have something similar - steamed glutinous rice but with peanuts. But it's not red colour though.

Bridgett said...

Comforting and delicious! I could eat rice every day.

joo said...

I'm really keen on Japanese cuisine! This rice looks delicious - will have to try it!

Rabbittrick said...

This looks delicious! I love glutinous rice. Never thought of mixing it with red beans before.

In Chinese cuisine there's a glutinous rice dish called 'ba zhang', which is triangular-shaped glutinous rice filled packets filled with meat or dried mushrooms. My favourite breakfast =D

Mirage said...

Hi nobu! You seem to be busy around here, hope everything is fine! Genki de ne!

Martin J Frid said...

Terrific stuff. This is one of my favourites at the conbini (convenience store).

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Sherry Stewart said...

red bean with rice is a common southern dish in America. I like kidney bean with rice.. this looks tasty!

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