Easy 4-Ingredient Japanese Corn Rice Recipe Is Not Shy On Flavor by 30Seconds Food

Easy 4-Ingredient Japanese Corn Rice Recipe Is Not Shy On Flavor

Japanese corn rice is simply sushi rice that's been seasoned with corn, soy sauce and kombu then served with butter or sesame oil. The corn flavor is intensified by using the corn milk and the cob when cooking the rice. The ingredient list is short for this rice recipe: sushi rice, corn, soy sauce and dried kombu.

Kombu is edible kelp widely eaten in East Asia. Kombu is also called to as dasima or haidai. It's easily found on the Asian aisle of your grocery store or at Asian food markets.

Serve this easy Japanese corn rice recipe with chickenpork or crispy egg rolls for a light dinner.

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Cuisine: Japanese
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total time: 1 hour

Servings: 6


  • 2 cups sushi rice, rinsed well and soaked for 30 minutes 
  • 1 corn on the cob
  • 2 1/4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 piece dried kombu
  • sesame oil or butter, for serving (optional)

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Recipe Notes

  • Store any leftover rice in an airtight container in the fridge.

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Cut the kernels off the cob into a bowl. Using a knife, scrape the cob to release the corn milk into the bowl. Do not throw away the cob. 
  2. Drain the rice and put it into a large saucepot. Add the water, soy sauce and salt, to taste. Stir to combine. 
  3. Put the corn, corn cob, corn milk and dried kombu on top of the rice. Press gently to submerge it in the water. Cover the pot, bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook about 6 minutes. Reduce the heat to low and continue cooking for about 15 more minutes. Remove from the heat and let the rice sit, covered, for about 10 minutes.
  4. After 10 minutes, open the pot and remove the cob and kombu (you can throw it away). Fluff the rice. Serve with butter or sesame oil and garnish with chopped green onions or chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 236

Total Fat: 0.5g

Saturated Fat: 0.1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 232mg

Total Carbohydrate: 53.4g

Dietary Fiber: 1.1g

Total Sugars: 1.8g

Protein: 5.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 38mg

Iron: 3mg

Potassium: 103mg

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Elisa Schmitz
How absolutely delish. I love simple rice dishes like this! #yum
Corn and rice are a great combination. 🍚🌽
A light and healthy side or full meal even...

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