Chestnut Rice [Kuri Okowa]

Chestnut rice

Japanese Name and Pronunciation:

kuriokowa in Japanese


Kuri Okowa is a traditional Japanese dish that features glutinous rice mixed with chestnuts. It is a popular dish typically enjoyed during the autumn season when chestnuts are in season.

The process of making Kuri Okowa involves soaking the glutinous rice in water for a certain period to achieve the desired texture. The chestnuts are usually peeled, boiled, and then mixed with the rice. The mixture is then seasoned with salt and sake. Kintoki-mame (kidney beans) are also sometimes added.

After seasoning, the rice and chestnut mixture is steamed until it becomes soft and sticky, allowing the flavors to blend together. The result is a delicious and fragrant dish with a subtle chestnut flavor. Kuri Okowa is often served in individual portions or as part of a larger meal, and it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with other dishes.

Kuri Okowa showcases the rich flavors of chestnuts and the unique texture of glutinous rice. It is a comforting and satisfying dish that is enjoyed by many during the autumn season in Japan.

Ingredients for This Dish

Glutinous Rice
cooking sake
Cooking Sake