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I had to make this after a disaster with Shokugeki no Soma’s Furikake Gohan (I’ll talk about that in a dedicated post to it). Five minute-prep time, and I have everything on hand, so why not?

Araiwa cooks this in Chapter 2 of Cooking Papa. Almost the same situation as mine, really. Araiwa had to work late that day and could not prepare dinner for his family. Unable to concentrate on work, Araiwa makes a quick ride home to see that his wife has ruined dinner, so he throws together something really fast for wife and son’s dinner before heading back to work.

Recipe for Vegetable Mix Rice from Cooking Papa

Recipe for Vegetable Mix Rice from Cooking Papa from Bartley Scanlations (

Recipe calls for sliced beef, but I had some bacon I needed to use fast, so that was my protein in the mix. I didn’t have konbu either, so I substituted half the water required with chicken broth, which will flavour the rice a little too. I think the recipe refers to using that pea/carrot/corn frozen mix, but I hate peas and corn, so I used a frozen “vegetable blend” which has sugar snap peas, peppers, broccoli and the like instead. I didn’t put the whole bag of vegetables in, just two handfuls. I also omitted the soy sauce because I figured the bacon, chicken broth and salt seasoning would salt the rice enough.

It is really very easy to prepare! Amazed.

Nice and colourful!

Nice and colourful in the pot!

The whole apartment smells delicious! After the rice was done I cracked an egg on top and let it sit again for awhile. On hindsight I had definitely let it sit for a minute or two longer than necessary as the yolk was not as runny as I had hoped for. Served it up with a little sriracha and green onions!

It's really delicious!

It’s really delicious!


Verdict and Thoughts:

I genuinely thought that something would go wrong with this. There seemed to be no way that it could come together that easily. But it really did! The bottom of the rice was a little charred, but it gave a similar flavour as the charred ends of claypot rice (which I love) so that was a good deal. I was really amazed that the egg came out so good, I was sure it couldn’t be cooked properly. The egg also can be scooped up pretty easily so no worries about it breaking.

On hindsight, I should have added more vegetables, more meat, and gone ahead with the soy sauce. (For the record, I used 2 cups of rice vs 3 slices of bacon vs 2 handfuls of vegetables.) Overall, this is good, and I highly recommend this recipe for busy people! Have enough leftovers for another meal or two, I’m so happy this was a great recipe!


Cooking Papa's Vegetable Mix Rice
5-minute preparation and immense deliciousness! Rice cooker required.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
20 min
  1. Uncooked rice as needed
  2. Sufficient water for rice
  3. Konbu
  4. Frozen vegetable mix
  5. Sliced beef (or other thin meats)
  6. Salt and pepper
  7. Mirin
  8. Ginger
  9. Soy sauce
  1. Wash rice and add the required amount of water.
  2. Place konbu at the bottom of the rice cooker pot.
  3. Put sliced beef and frozen vegetables over your rice.
  4. Season with ginger, salt and pepper, mirin and soy sauce.
  5. Turn on rice cooker and wait for rice to cook.
  6. When rice is done, crack an egg over the rice. Cover again and wait 2 minutes.
Adapted from Cooking Papa
Adapted from Cooking Papa
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4 Responses so far.

  1. An An says:

    Haha…this is what I do for lazy meals..XD Except the egg part! Totally trying that next time!!

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