Cooking Rice

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    Cooking Rice in a Pressure Cooker

    My mother used to cook rice in a pressure cooker. I still remember that the cooking time was 5 minutes. Same volume of Rice & Water. It is the easy & quick method, that cooks great rice. Because my rice cooker is dying, I tried the pressure cooker method today. WOW!!! Pressure cooker cooks much …

  • Cooking Rice Zōsui (Rice Soup)

    ‘Okayu’ Japanese Rice Porridge

    When my husband is sick with a cold, he wants Chicken Soup. My children want something sweet such as Creme Caramel and Fruit Jelly. I am Japanese, and what I want when I am sick is definitely ‘Okayu’. It’s Japanese style Rice Porridge. It’s easy to digest, gentle to sore throat and weakened stomach, and …

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    Turmeric Rice

    I don’t know about the health benefit of Turmeric very well, but it is fun to cook striking yellow rice using Turmeric. I sometimes cook rice with saffron when I serve the rice with curry, as saffron makes rice yellow but it is quite expensive. Turmeric Rice is just good enough. I recommend not to …

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    Cooking Mixed Grains

    I love this ‘Mixed Grains’. It’s mostly Medium Grain Brown Rice, which is mixed with Wild Rice, Barley and Quinoa. You can make your own mix by adding whatever grains you love. Even a small type of beans such as Azuki can be added. However you must be aware of the cooking time of the …

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    Cooking Rice in a Rice Cooker

    A 180ml measuring cup usually comes with the rice cooker. This 180ml size cup is commonly used for measuring Rice in Japan and a 180ml cupful is called 1 ‘Go‘. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain RiceWater Method Wash Rice by stirring it thoroughly in water and drain. Repeat this …

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    Cooking Rice in a Pot

    You will need a moderately large and thick pot with a well fitting lid to cook rice. As the rice swells and bubbles a lot, I don’t recommend using a small saucepan. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 2 cup (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice450ml Water *about 120% of the volume of the rice Method Wash …

  • Cooking Rice Sushi

    Cooking Rice for Sushi

    When you cook rice for sushi, cook with slightly less amount of water to achieve firmer texture. Sushi Vinegar recipe varies from one region to another, and every family has a different recipe. I want to share my family’s recipe. Makes 4 Servings Ingredients 3 cups (*180ml cup) Japanese Short Grain Rice3 cups (*180ml cup) …