Rice with Mushrooms
The Japanese call autumn’s many culinary pleasures Aki no Mikaku. Such pleasures include a glorious array of mushrooms. You, too, can celebrate the season at table by composing a menu that highlights this bounty. Kinoko Gohan Is an earthy pilaf that combines a variety of mushrooms with newly harvested rice (shin mai), A simple garnish of ao nori adds a bracing seashore aroma to the scent of the forest.
Or, create an autumnal landscape in your bowl: top your rice with carrot slices cut to look like maple leaves and a few shelled-and-cooked édamamé beans.