How to Cooking-Japanese-rice. This page contains many pictures how to cook Japanese rice. Rice is principal food in Japan and you should know this is Japanese basic cooking.
*Japanese rice 2 cup
*Water 2 cup
Ideal water and rice amount 1 cup rice to 1 cup water. So if you want to cook more, simply add the each cups amount.
How to wash Rice
Put rice in the pot and cover with tap water and drain immediately. Rice is absorbing a lot of this (clean) water, so before you swishing in the pot, dump this water immediately.
Second time, you cover rice with tap water, swishing the water through with your hands (sometimes I use plastic fork and make it like beating eggs.)
Drain water quickly. This time the water color is milky white.
Do this process until water is clean and clear.
After wash the Japanese Rice
After washing process is over cover the rice in water and let it sit at least 15 min.
Rice is same as dry food, like beans. Same concept, if they absorb the water, cook better, right? If you don’t have any time, use warm water instead of regular tap water to wash the rice. It will help a little bit but it is still better to leave in the warm water for about 5 minutes.
Cooking-Japanese-Rice with Rice Cooker
Use your electric rice cooker – It is very easy to cook Japanese-rice. You just need to follow the instruction measurement of the rice cooker booklet.
If you have pressure cooker, use it! Ideal water and rice amount 1 cup rice to 1 cup water. If you like sofer rice, add a small amount of water. Do not add too much! L mean little bit is about 1/8 of cup or so. First, put high heat and pressure cooker start ringing, turn hear to low. Leave it at least 15 minutes. I usually leave it 20 minutes.
If you don’t have pressure cooker, use a regular pot. However, I recommend a heavy pot with a heavy lid. The measurement is the same as a pressure cooker: 1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water.
Why use a heavy lid? It is a similar effect to the pressure cooker. When boiling the water in the pot, the water causes the lid to make a seal whhich makes a better tasting rice the right way. Put high heat until water is bowiling and steams or bubbles are coming from the edge of the lid, turn the heat to low quickly. Be causious of the heavy lid, rice maybe boiling harder than you realize. You don’t want to burn the rice! After turn the heat low, continue to cook on low heat for 20 minutes.
<***IMPORTANT***> Once turn the heat low, DO NOT OPEN THE LID!!! Wait to open the lid at least 15 minutes!
What is polished Japanese rice?
Now, Japanese rice manufactures started polishing the rice (they used to not polish rice before they put on the shop counter) because new polishing way leaves more nutrition.
Rice bag instruction say “Less washing the rice” or “Almost no wash” but I found out I still need to wash the rice until the water is clean. It tastes better that way.
The rice taste changes if it’s getting older. Rice bran which makes water milky color when you wash the rice contains oil. Generally speaking any kind oil getting older, it makes change the food taste. If you think it is the older rice, you should wash well.
IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT JAPANESE RICE YOU WANT TO BUY, THOSE ARE MY RECOMMENDATION LIST. THE SHORT GRAIN TASTE BETTER THAN MEDIUM BRAIN. THOSE BRANDS ARE TASTE SIMILAR TO JAPANESE MARKET RICE IN JAPAN.