Cooking Plain Rice Japanese Style

Cooking Plain Rice Japanese Style

Recipe Type: Main

Cuisine: Japanese

Serves: 4

Japanese rice is a short grain rice(the opposite of long grain rice) and it is very sticky.

Cooking Plain Rice Japanese Style


  • 2 cups raw Japanese-style rice (Kome)
  • 2 1/2 cups water


  1. Put the rice in a bowl and wash it with cold water.
  2. Repeat washing until the water becomes clear.
  3. Drain the rice in a colander and set aside.
  4. Place the rice in a pan or rice cooker and add water.
  5. The amount of water used is just a little more than the amount of rice.
  6. Let the rice soak in the water at least 30 min. One hour is ideal.
  7. *If you are cooking the rice in a pan, cover the pan with a lid and bring to a boil with high heat.
  8. Turn the heat down very low and cook about 15-20 min. until the water is almost
  9. gone.
  10. Remove the pan from the heat and let it steam for 10-15 min before serving.
  11. *If you are using an electric rice cooker, you don’t have to worry about adjusting the heat.
  12. You still need to let the cooked rice steam before you open the lid.


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