Basic Japanese White Rice

Perfect Japanese rice is pearly white and sticky enough to pick up with chopsticks. The initial rinsing process rids the grains of the powdered bran and polishing compound, and plumps them with water to render them tender and delicious.

This recipe goes with Vegetable Maki

Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 215
  • Calories from fat: 1%
  • Fat: 0.3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 3.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 47.5g
  • Fiber: 1.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2.5mg
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Calcium: 2mg

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked short-grain rice (sushi rice)
  • 1 3/4 cups water

Preparation

  1. Place rice in a fine mesh strainer. Rinse under cold running water, gently stirring rice until water runs clear (about 1 minute).
  2. Combine rice and 1 3/4 cups water in a heavy medium saucepan; let stand for 1 hour. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 10 minutes.
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