“Mukago-Gohan” Cooked Rice with Japanese Yam Bulbils

“Mukago-Gohan” make me feel autumn is deepening.

“Mukago-Gohan” Cooked Rice with Japanese Yam Bulbils

“Mukago” is a season word for the late fall in Haiku.  It is nutritious harvest of Japan.

Mukago, Bulbil of Japanese yam

 

“Mukago” is a bulbil and there are two types in its derivation.

1.  derived from stalks     such as Japanese yam
2.  derived from leaves    such as Lilium lancifolium

 

Commonly “Mukago” is used the word that means Japanese yam bulbil in a limited sense.

Mukago, Bulbil of Japanese yam

When the bulbil falls to the ground, it grow up in the next spring.

The seed is small and light, so it can be carried far away by the wind.  But accumulation nutrients less.  It takes time to grow.
“Mukago” can not fly far away, but it contains enough nutrients to grow by itself.  So It is possible to grow faster.

It is a risk diversification for the descendants of prosperity.

Mukago, Bulbil of Japanese yam and rice

Add “Mukago” to the usual rice cooker.

Cooking of “Mukago-Gohan” Cooked Rice with Japanese Yam Bulbils
Cooking of “Mukago-Gohan” Cooked Rice with Japanese Yam Bulbils

It is Japanese autumn’s bounty.

“Mukago-Gohan” Cooked Rice with Japanese Yam Bulbils

・Mukago
is a bulbil.  Commonly it is used as a bulbil of Japanese yam. 零余子 or 珠芽(むかご) literally “zero excess child” “beautiful ball bud”