Ginger Radish Rice

Ginger. I love this herb! When I was a kid I didn’t like them because they prick my tongue hard, but a small amount of ginger in noodles or tofu gives a refreshing flavor which no other herbs can give. In my household, mixed rice wasn’t on the dining table in my childhood, but since I’m in charge now I can play with what to mix with precious fluffy rice! 

Ginger’s nice herby flavor + crunchy radish + mellow bonito? 

You can’t resist getting another one! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Ginger Radish Rice

ginger radish rice


  • 1.5 cup rice
  • 1.5 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ginger – grated
  • 2 medium radishes – shredded
  • 1 bunch scallion
  • 1 pinch bonito flakes
  • 1 teaspoon bonito stock
  • Some salt to taste



  1. Cook rice by combining rice and water.
  2. When rice is ready, add all other ingredients and mix well.


ginger radish rice

Mmm, nice! If you make too many of them, let’s make a rice ball and bring it to school/lunch! They can be a little refreshing snack in your break time:)

By the way, can you see the difference between ginger, galangal, or turmeric? When I visited Chinese grocery, I mistakenly brought back some galangal instead of ginger and tried to put them on my cold tofu. Galangal was harder, spicier than ginger, so please feel pity on me-hoping-to-get-ginger-tofu-and-brought-the-first-bite! (Oops…) And eventually it grew in my kitchen, showing how strong it is to live! 


<Other Mixed Rice Recipes>

Japanese people’s school lunch favorite! Wakame Mixed Rice

wakame mixed rice

For mushroom lovers! Mushroom Soy Rice (Takikomi-Gohan)

Mushroom Soy Rice (Takikomi-Gohan)

Refreshing sour flavor! Sour Plum Perilla Mixed Rice 

sour plum perilla mixed rice

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

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