How to Cook Japanese Rice

Put the rice in a bowl and wash with cold water.

Repeat washing until the water becomes clear.

Drain the rice in a colander and set aside.

Place the rice in a pot or in a rice cooker.

Add measured water.

Let the rice soak in the water at least 30 min. One hour is ideal.

If you are cooking the rice in a pot, cover the pan with a lid and bring to a boil over high heat.

Once the water boils, turn the heat down very low and cook about 15-20 min. until the water is almost gone.

Stop the heat and let it steam for 10-15 minutes before opening the lid.


If you are using an electric rice cooker, you don't have to worry about adjusting the heat. You still need to let the cooked rice steam before you open the lid.

Japanese rice gets sticky when it is cooked. Long grain rice isn't proper for Japanese cooking, because it is drier and doesn't stick together well.

What You Need:

2 cups Japanese rice, such as Nishiki and Hikari

2 1/2 cups water

Deep pot with lid /Rice cooker




This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 15 July, 2010.