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.
Posted by nobu at 1:11 PM