Rice is the staple food in Japan. There are many countries in the world where rice is the staple food and not so. Have you ever talked about how to cook rice? The softness and hardness of rice differ depending on the way you cook it, and the taste when you eat it also depends on the type. There are different types of pasta. There are different types of bread. There are different types of noodles. There are different types of Japanese rice. With a little awareness, you should be able to meet your favorite delicious rice. In this issue, we will talk about the types of rice that are famous in Japan.
List of famous rice in Japan
Shinmei Toyama Koshihikari Japanese Short Grain, 11.0 LbIt is a well-known variety of Japanese rice. It is widely planted nationwide. Niigata products are especially popular. In addition, many carefully selected products with limited production areas are also sold. This rice is characterized by its sweetness and strong stickiness. It is a popular brand rice that occupies 1/3 of the domestic cultivation area. It has a good balance of glossy appearance, sticky texture and strong taste, and is called "delicious rice synonymous with rice" or "king of rice". The main characteristics of Koshihikari's taste are its plump and sticky taste and its strong taste. Each fresh rice shines brightly, and the beauty of cooking is the best. It is the most famous Koshihikari in Japan. In Niigata, Koshihikari from Uonuma is distributed as high-quality rice.
TableMark cooked rice, Akita Prefecture Akitakomachi (150g) 4PThis is a variety of Koshihikari. While inheriting the good points of Koshihikari, it is relatively reasonable. It was mainly produced in Akita Prefecture, but recently it is also produced in Iwate Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture, etc. Akitakomachi is charmed by the sweetness and tenacity of Koshihikari. It is lighter in sweetness than Koshihikari and goes well with Japanese food. It is said that the rice has a good balance of taste, sweetness, stickiness, and chewy texture, and is said to be completed rice. It is also characterized by having a higher water content than other rice, making it delicious not only when freshly cooked, but also when cooled.
[Rice] Yamagata Prefecture rice Tsuyahime 5kgTsuyahime is a brand of rice developed by Yamagata Prefecture in 2012 over 10 years from the legitimate lineage of "Kamenoo," which is said to be the roots of delicious rice. It is popular for its whiteness, luster and sweetness. Only certified growers grow organically and specially. The taste is not only sweet and savory, but it also has a good balance as the taste of rice such as mouthfeel and stickiness. The secret of its deliciousness is that it contains a large amount of glutamic acid and aspartic acid, which humans feel delicious. It is said that the content of Tsuyahime is higher than that of high-end brand rice Koshihikari.