How to Cook Japanese Rice Better

There are many ways to cook Japanese rice.

Using a rice cooker is easy and popular way for Japanese people. Don’t you have a rice cooker?

It’s OK. You can cook delicious Japanese rice to use a pot with a lid. If you have a cast iron enamel pot, it is better to cook rice.

    1. Use a measuring cup to measure rice volume (not weight!).
    2. Put the rice in a bowl.
    3. Add water so that the rice dip into water.
    4. Softly rub the rice, and pour off the water quickly. Please be careful not to lose rice.
    1. Repeat the Step 3 to 4 a few times until the water become a little clear.
    2. Drain in a colander, and wait for about 30 minutes.
    3. Put the rice into a pot, and pour the same volume of water as the rice into the pot.
    4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
    5. Turn off the heat and wait for 10 minutes.
    6. Flip the top and bottom of the rice with a spatula, and mix softly as the moisture is gone.

    If you want to cook rice even better, it is recommended that you use a special pot for cooking rice. This is how some Japanese restaurants cook their delicious rice.

    The following products are popular rice cooking pots in Japan.