Sour Plum Perilla Mixed Rice

When I was working at a Japanese restaurant, one lady asked me to bring teriyaki sauce in a bowl. She ordered teriyaki chicken and I already brought it to her, so I was wondering what she is going to do with so much of teriyaki sauce.

When I gave it to her, she pour whole bowl of teriyaki sauce to rice and started to mix them.

I just couldn’t move. All I could think of was how much sodium she is going to have in a just single meal.

She later told me rice taste boring so she needed something with salty, sweet, any kind of taste.

I used to do the same thing(not teriyaki sauce though.) Rice is tasteless, and color is just plain white or brown, so it is hard to eat if you only have rice itself.

For those of you who think rice is boring, you should try my rice dish. It is colorful and mixture of sour and fresh taste is absolutely delicious!  

<Today’s Recipe>

Sour Plum Perilla Mixed Rice

sour plum perilla mixed rice

<Ingredients for 2 servings>

sour plum perilla mixed rice ingredients

  • 2 cups of brown rice
  • 2.5 cup of water
  • 1 medium persian cucumber
  • 1 to 2 sour plum (umeboshi)
  • 1 cup of edamame with pods
  • 10 leaves of perilla
  • 2 teaspoon of sesame seeds


  1. Cook brown rice
    In a small pan, put brown rice and water, and bring it to boil.
    Reduce heat when it boiled, and cook about 30 min until water is boiled up. 
  2. Chop veggies
    Chop perilla leaves and sour plum. Slice cucumber.
  3. Cook Edamame
    In a small pan, bring water to boil and put edamame and cook about 1 min. Take beans from pods.
  4. Mix

    In a large bowl, put brown rice and all veggies. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and your dish is ready to serve.

sour plum perilla mixed rice

You can serve it in a bowel, or if you make a rice ball with this, it will be the perfect snack for your July 4th picnic!

Just plain rice can transform into cute fairy in looks AND hero to protect your body to stay powerful in nutrition, so if you have teriyaki sauce on a side for rice, just put it away and try this recipe 🙂

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

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