RICE WISDOM

How to Cook
Delicious RiceBASICS

1

Measuring your rice

Level off the rice in the measuring cup and put it in a bowl.

2

Rinsing the rice

Please pour out the first water quickly so that the rice does not absorb the odor from the rice bran.

  • This rinsing process should be done before washing the rice in order to remove the rice bran and dust from the rice’s surface.
3

Washing the rice

Gently wash the rice while stirring it with your hand. Repeat this about three to four times until the water is clear.

Because of today’s advanced rice milling technology, there is no need to wash the rice as harshly and thoroughly as in the past.

Amount of water to add:
After washing the rice, move it to a strainer to drain off the water and put it in the inner pot of the rice cooker. The appropriate amount of water is one cup water for one cup of rice. However, please adjust the water amount according to the rice types and your preference for the rice’s hardness.
After washing the rice, move it to a strainer to drain off the water and put it in the inner pot of the rice cooker. The appropriate amount of water is one cup water for one cup of rice. However, please adjust the water amount according to the rice types and your preference for the rice’s hardness.

  • For brown rice, please add one-and-a-half cups of water.
4

Presoaking in water

Please soak the rice in water for at least 30 minutes to allow it to absorb enough water before cooking.
The rice tastes better by doing this.

  • For brown rice, please soak it for two to eight hours ( The longer you soak it, the softer it becomes. )
5

Cooking

If you have a rice cooker, please turn it on.
When cooking in a pot instead, please follow these instructions:

  1. Put the lid on the pot and start cooking it over medium heat.
  2. After it begins to boil, keep boiling it for two minutes.
  3. Lower the heat a little and boil it for three minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to low and boil it for five to seven minutes.
  • For brown rice: Boil the rice over medium heat without a lid. Remove the scum, put a lid on the pot and cook for 45 to 55 minutes over low heat.
6

Steaming

In order to spread the moisture to each rice grain evenly, please do not open the lid even after finishing cooking the rice. After it finishes cooking, please leave the rice without opening the lid for five to ten minutes to steam it.

  • Some rice cookers have a built in steaming process.
7

Stirring

Stir it as if you were digging up from the bottom of the pot while taking care not to crush the rice grains.
By exposing the rice to the cold air and letting out the vapor from the rice’s surface, you can make chewy, glossy rice that is transparent.

  • Please adjust the amount of water, soaking time and steaming time according to your rice cooker.

How to Cook Delicious Rice

How to Store Rice

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How to Store Rice

Proper Way to Store Polished Rice Rice is ‘fresh food.’ The vegetable drawer in the refrigerator is the best place to store rice.

There is a chance of insects that feed on rice infesting the rice if the room is humid and the temperature is 64.4℉ or above. For that reason, we suggest that you choose a dark place with relatively cool temperature (50 to 59℉) which does not get much humidity and sunlight. (Please keep it away from direct sunlight.) You need to be careful as Hawaii is warm and insect infestation could happen throughout the year. By lowering the storage temperature by 50℉, you can delay the oxidation rate by nearly half. Therefore, by storing it in a vegetable drawer, you can keep it twice as delicious as when it’s stored at normal temperature. However, there may be some people who do not have enough space for hermetic containers in their refrigerators. For those people, we recommend to put rice in empty plastic bottles and store it in the refrigerator. (Two 2 L plastic bottles for 10 lb. rice.) When cooked, there is a significant difference between the rice properly stored and the rice stored in the hot and humid environment. So please try it!

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How to Store Cooked Rice

You can only keep rice warm in a rice cooker for up to five hours. If you keep it warm for more than six hours, it costs as much electricity as cooking new rice, and the rice also loses its flavor. If you can’t eat all of it, wrap it in plastic wrap while the rice is still warm (or put it in a hermetic container) and immediately put it in the freezer. Once it cools down, its beta starch ages and as a result, the taste worsens. Please put the rice in the freezer before it cools down, so the rice tastes just as good as freshly cooked rice when microwaved later.

How to Store Rice

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