multigrain rice (잡곡밥—japgokbap)

Japgokbap(잡곡밥) is a Korean multigrain rice dish with many variations. It is essentially rice mixed with grains and beans such as barley, millet, sorghum, azuki bean, black bean, or chickpea. Glutinous rice and sometimes black rice are used as well.

Here short-grain rice and glutinous rice, sometimes called sweet rice, are combined with millet, azuki bean, and chickpea for a simple, easy, basic japgokbap. Just soak all these ingredients overnight and cook together with a pinch of salt. Let cool and serve.

Japgokbap makes a hearty breakfast and works well as an accompaniment with other dishes. It can be a great nutritious alternative to plain rice.

recipe

(serves 2)

1 cup brown short-grain rice, soaked overnight and drained
½ cup brown sweet rice, soaked overnight and drained
½ cup glutinous foxtail millet or proso millet or sorghum or combination, soaked overnight and drained
½ cup azuki bean, soaked overnight and drained and boiled 10 minutes, or black bean or kidney bean or combination, soaked overnight and drained
½ cup chickpea, soaked overnight and drained
salt
3 cup water

• combine all
• boil
• simmer until soft and water absorbed
• let cool
• serve