Natto Gohan (Natto with Rice)

Natto Gohan (Natto with Rice) pictured in a lovely bowl. This Japanese breakfast can be eaten in many easy variations and comes together in less than 5 minutes.

Natto Gohan, or your basic Natto with Rice recipe, is a staple of Japanese breakfasts. The super easy bowl comes together quickly from re-constituted freeze-dried Non-GMO Natto and leftover cooked rice. In its most simple form, you simply pile soft natto on top of a bowl of steamed rice and add a splash of soy sauce for seasoning. The distinct aroma and unique flavor of natto add depth to the simple rice, creating a nutritious and satisfying meal.

Yet it's even better if you add toppings like chopped green onions, pickled ginger, bonito flakes, or a sprinkle of sesame seeds, mustard seeds, or our Kashmiri Red Chili Powder for extra flavor and texture. To make it even more filling, you can top it with a runny-yolked fried egg.

Despite being an acquired taste, Natto Gohan is cherished for its protein-packed, probiotic-rich profile and is considered a breakfast powerhouse in Japan because it can usually be assembled in just a few minutes. (And it's so much more nutritious than a bowl of cereal!)


  • A small bowl of steamed rice
  • 40g of softened Non-GMO Natto (re-hydrated according to package instructions)
  • Organic Soy Sauce



1. Pile softened Non-GMO Natto on the warm, cooked rice. Splash with soy sauce.

2. Add any optional ingredients to the top. Experiment! Have fun. 

3. Stir it all together and dig in. ENJOY!

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