Chestnuts are symbolic of success and hard times. It was the symbolism of this dish that made it imperative to include it in the Crown Tourney feast. This was a very easy dish to put together and quite beautiful to look at.
2 cups Japanese short grained rice
1 Tbsp mirin
1 tsp salt as needed
20-25 chestnuts chopped coarsely (Note: If you are using raw chestnuts you will need to prepare them prior to adding to the rice. I used precooked and peeled chestnuts purchased from a Japanese grocery)
Black sesame s…