Rice Cooker Chilled Soba Noodles with Green Onion Dressing

Refreshing, chilled soba noodles with a soy dipping sauce are a classic hot weather snack, appetizer, or light meal in Japan. You can buy Japanese ingredients at some supermarkets, Asian markets, and online.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. shoyu
  • 1⁄2 tsp. mirin
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1⁄2 lb. dried soba noodles
  • 1⁄2 cup finely chopped scallions
  • 2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds


  • In a bowl, combine the water, shoyu, mirin, and sesame oil. Ladle the dressing into serving bowls.
  • Fill a large bowl with 10 cups water and ice. Set aside
  • Add 6 cups water to the rice cooker, cover the cooker, and set to Cook. When the water boils, add noodles and stir gently to prevent sticking to the base of the pot. Allow noodles to cook for 5 minutes or more until cooked.
  • Drain the noodles and plunge them into the cold-water bath for 5 minutes.
  • Place the noodles in the serving bowls containing the dressing, and toss to combine. Garnish with scallions and toasted sesame seeds before serving.