1 tbsp. ikura (salmon roe)
1 50g pack of natto (fermented soy beans)
1 cup zakkoku gohan (japanese mixed grain rice)
cooking the rice:
put the rice in a bowl and wash it with cold water. repeat washing until the water becomes clear. it's very important to wash rice before cooking. then drain the rice in a colander and set aside.
place the rice in a pan or rice cooker and add water. the amount of water used is just a little more than the amount of rice. for example, use 1 1/5 cup of water for 1 cup of rice. let the rice soak in the water at least 30mins. to 1 hour.
cover the pan with a lid and bring to a boil with hight heat. turn the heat down very low and cook about 15-20 mins. until the water is almost gone.
remove the pan from the heat and let it steam for 10-15 mins. before serving. it's important not to remove the lid right away, instead, let the rice steam.
plate the rice, then natto, and top with ikura.