Edamame Maze-Gohan

Edamame Rice

March 1, 2024

Edamame Rice

Edamame Maze-Gohan is a delicious and simple rice dish featuring edamame soy beans, nametake mushrooms, and furikake. There are many different versions of this dish. This is the version my aunty taught me. It’s full of flavor and sometimes I will eat this on its own, without any other dishes. It’s that good.

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Four simple ingredients

This dish is quite simple to put together, especially if you have a rice cooker. Here’s what you need for this dish:


You want to use a medium-grain or short-grain rice, for this dish, something that is a little sticky. If you don’t have a rice cooker and aren’t comfortable cooking rice on the stove or in an Instant Pot, in a pinch you could use a microwaveable rice (like Shirakiku Cooked Rice)

Edamame Rice ingredients
In addition to rice, these are the key ingredients:
(from left to right): nametake, furikake, and edamame

Nametake mushrooms

Nametake mushrooms are enoki mushrooms that are cooked in a shoyu-based sauce. In Hawaii, we can buy jars of these seasoned mushrooms. On the mainland, you will need to check the Japanese food section of your local grocery store or find a Japanese specialty market. And if all else fails, you can make them yourself.


Specifically use ochazuke wakame furikake for this recipe. This is my favorite type of furikake as it contains tiny crispy rice crackers in addition to the seasoned seaweed. The little rice crackers add a pleasant crunch to the edamame rice.

Shelled edamame

You can find packages of shelled edamame in the frozen section of most grocery stores. You could use edamame in the shell if that’s all you can find. It will just add more time because you need to shell them before mixing them into the rice.

Edamame Rice - closeup

Simple preparation

While your rice cooks, you can simultaneously prepare your edamame. Once the rice is finished cooking, gently mix everything together in a large bowl. The seasoning naturally comes from the furikake and nametake so you shouldn’t have to make further adjustments but taste to make sure. And then it’s ready to serve.

Storing and re-heating

You can keep any leftovers for a few days in the refrigerator and simply reheat in the microwave. The rice crackers in the furikake will become soft so you may want to sprinkle a little more for texture.

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Edamame Rice

Edamame Maze-Gohan (Edamame Rice)

  • Author: She’s Almost Always Hungry
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x


This version of maze-gohan (mixed rice) features edamame, nametake mushrooms, and furikake. It can be eaten on its own or as part of a larger meal.



4 1/2 cups cooked short-grain rice, hot

1 16-ounce bag frozen, shelled edamame

1 7-ounce bottle nametake mushrooms, do not drain

1 1.7-ounce bottle ochazuke wakame furikake


Cook the edamame according to package instructions. Drain but do not chill in ice water.

In a large bowl, toss the hot rice with the edamame, nametake mushrooms, and furikake.

Serve hot or at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Cuisine: Japanese


  • Calories: 154.14
  • Sugar: 1.69 g.
  • Sodium: 43.73 g.
  • Fat: 1.82 g.
  • Saturated Fat: 0.08 g.
  • Carbohydrates: 27.25 g.
  • Fiber: 2.34 g.
  • Protein: 6.96 g.
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: rice, edamame, nametake, furikake

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