Today I am introducing my multigrain rice mix recipe! It’s a straightforward and healthy way of eating rice, and of course, it’s delicious! I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

What is a multigrain rice mix?

The multigrain rice mix is an assortment of different grains such as barley, beans, quinoa, seeds and other types of rice. Mix them all and add them when you cook rice. It is a popular and healthier way of eating rice in Japan and Korea. White rice was costly to buy in Japan, so people ate rice by mixing it with some grains. Now eating white rice is the typical way of eating rice, but at the same time, people realise that the grains are full of minerals and fibre. I can find a ready-made mixture to add to the washed rice in Japan, but it’s wrapped in a plastic package individually portioned. Then I thought I could buy some different grains and blend them myself!



Do not add pearl barley to your grain mix if you want it to be gluten-free.

Of course, you can adjust the amount of each grain variety as you see fit! 😊


  1. Mix them all (except the sesame seed and the short-grain rice) and keep them in an airtight container.

I used an empty glass jar to store them. It is very similar to this one: 3x1300ml Glass Jars Food Storage Container Canister with Bamboo Lid Set of 3

How to use (example)

Similar rice cooker to mine: Rice Cooker warmer 5.5cups 220-230V ZOJIRUSHI

  1. Place 2 cups of short-grain rice and 1 to 2 tablespoons of the grain mix in a bowl.
  1. Wash them until the water clears. You can use a strainer to avoid losing smaller grains. If you are not sure how to wash rice, see our sushi rice recipe.
  1. After washing the rice mix, add a teaspoon of sesame seeds and add two and a half cups of water.
  2. Leave it to soak for a minimum of 20 minutes, and it’s ready to cook!

Closing words

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