If you have never tried matsutake mushrooms before, it’s time to add them to your kitchen repertoire. In this article, you will discover the amazing health benefits of this Matsutake mushroom rice.
Originally from Japan, these matsutake mushrooms are intense and spicy, often considered a delicacy around the world.
This Fancy Matsutake Mushroom Rice Dish Also Gives You Better Immunity
Eat wild pine mushroom rice and get better immunity!
Matsutake mushrooms are also known as wild pine mushrooms. Researchers studied them for years due to the many health benefits they exhibit.
Firstly, they are made up of complex polysaccharides, specifically, the TMP-A present in matsutake. They also have anti-microorganism, anti-tumor, and immune properties.
Eating Matsutake Gohan, or wild mushroom rice, is a good way to build up your immunity.
That, along with the various micro-nutrients in this mushroom, can help you fight off disease, infection, reduce inflammation, and stop oxidative stress.
Let’s talk about the rest of the ingredients
If you like Japanese food, you are probably familiar with many of the ingredients in this recipe, but did you know they can all help your body as well?
While sake may not seem too healthy, it does have a good amount of protein, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and selenium.
The yeast in sake can help relax your body, while also reducing inflammation, so coupled up with matsutake mushrooms, you will be ready to combat stressors.
Finally, one of the most important ingredients aside from the mushrooms is the kombu.
This kelp is full of antioxidants, like vitamins A, C, and E. It also has flavonoids and carotenoids, which all protect your cells from free radicals.
And in case you needed more, kombu is a great source of fiber and complex polysaccharides. Paired with matsutake mushrooms, you will have a healthy gut and immune system.
After all of this, are you still wondering why you should make matsutake mushroom rice? It’s time to help your body fight disease, stressors, and pollutants.
Check out another mushroom rice recipe here: Sweet Japanese Teriyaki Oyster Mushrooms [Recipe]
Matsutake Mushroom Rice
2 large matsutake mushrooms (or 3 medium ones)
2 1/2 cups (320 g) Japanese rice
2 tbsp sake (Japanese rice wine)
1 tbsp mirin (optional)
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 cups (480 ml) kombu dash
1/2 tsp salt
- To start, clean the mushroom using a damp cloth, then cut them into 1/8” pieces lengthwise.
- Combine all the ingredients in a small cast-iron or stainless steel pot. Mix well. Allow them to sit for 20 minutes to an hour to make sure that the flavors are well combined.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over high heat. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and let it simmer for 20 min.
- You can now turn off the heat but do not remove the cover. Let it cook for another 10 min or so.
- Remove from heat, serve it warm.