The Matsutake mushroom, also known as the "pine mushroom," carries a distinct and captivating aroma that resembles a blend of spices, earthiness, and pine. Highly prized in various cuisines, its exquisite flavor and rarity make it a gourmet treasure.


Matsutake Rice Bowl


  • 1 cup Matsutake mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced

  • 2 cups cooked Japanese short-grain rice

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon mirin (Japanese rice wine)

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

  • Pickled ginger for serving (optional)


  1. Heat a pan or skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Add the sesame oil and sliced Matsutake mushrooms. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes until the mushrooms are fragrant and cooked.

  3. Pour in the soy sauce and mirin. Stir to coat the mushrooms evenly and let them cook for an additional 2 minutes.

  4. In serving bowls, place a generous portion of cooked Japanese short-grain rice.

  5. Top the rice with the sautéed Matsutake mushrooms.

  6. Garnish with chopped green onions and a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.

  7. Serve the Matsutake Rice Bowl with pickled ginger on the side for added flavor contrast.


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