[Pic. (Well, it also makes a difference with the long grain. Have a great safe day ! I love that it has little nubs and ridges along the inside of the bowl to help clean the rice, but I would certainly be interested in upgrading to the stainless steel one if it’s good! It meant so much to me! “NEVER entertain scepticism when it comes to one of Nami’s recipes!” Even my husband, who hates mushy, flavorless rice (actually wouldn’t eat it at all until I started cooking East Asian cuisine), thought it came out perfect. A larger electric pressure cooker can hold more. This step, or lack of it rather, was the primary cause of my gooey, horrible rice from earlier. does this also apply for brown or jasmine rice? Because Zojirushi lasts for a long time, I rarely get to update to a newer model, but I truly enjoy my latest one (pressure cook function) and see the difference from my previous one (IH). For Japanese short-grain rice, the ideal rice to water ratio is 1 : 1.1 (or 1.2), which is 10-20% more water.For easy American "cup" measurement, I used 25% in this recipe (rice to water ratio is 1 : … It's Japanese, which will become important in later steps, but basically it is a metal bowl that fits inside of a squat bread-maker-looking device, with a few buttons on the front. Now we are ready for water. Wow!!! But at the same time I’ve been rinsing rice since I was before my age is two digit and I kind of have my own way of doing it, so it doesn’t bother me. A lot of the instructions on how to make japanese rice tells us to soak the rice in water for 30 minutes before cooking. [Pic. Rice is quite different from one type to another, and I do adjust based on rice I get (first time is always finding out). ; ), Hi Nikki! Every Japanese cook I have met or read recipes from soaks Japanese rice for at least half an hour before cooking it, and this is how I teach every friend how to make Japanese rice when they don’t know how. I have loads of medium grain and long grain rice but I wanted to try authentic Japanese short grain rice. My coworkers were amazed (appalled really) that I didn't know how to use a rice cooker. A lot of effort is put into the dishes but having the rice cooked well is o very important. 1 Rice Cooker Cup (180 ml / 150 g): It yields 330 g of cooked rice, which is about 2 bowls of rice (150 g per bowl) or 3 rice balls (a typical Japanese rice ball is 110 g). Hmmmm. I literally just fluffed the rice from your recipe and I think I’m in love. For example, we’re used to cooking with a little bit more water with the rice we use (and also we prefer more moist rice than drier rice). Thank you. Altough rice important issue , ı think a good rice cooker is more important . The notion gained widespread popularity in the ‘90s, when the fat-is-bad craze took hold. How to Cook Japanese Rice in a Rice Cooker: Follow my rice to water ratio tips, and you’d get the perfect steamed rice every time! If you don’t want to be so precise, pour water just a little bit above the marked water line (see below). And now, as gluten-free eating becomes more popular, brown rice is the reliable wheat substitute: in pastas, breads, and meals. If I use 150 g of rice should I add 200 ml of water to the wet, drained rice? So if you’re going to follow the watermark, try making once and see if the waterline is good for you and adjust. 3]  Each cooker is different, mine takes about 25 minutes to cook a cup of rice to perfection. Most recipes online DO NOT do that. Let cool completely before storing the containers in the freezer (read my tutorial post). Cooking rice this way retains all of the nutritional benefits without losing anything due to overcooking. Lol. Brown rice is a whole different matter, don't rely on this method. Cooking rice in a rice cooker is fantastically easy, meaning that you will waste far less rice! Most recipes online do not include that step, which means the rice is missing the additional 10-20% of water that it needs. Everything You Need to Know about Japanese Rice. I look forward to using it to help me with soaking and washing . Zojirushi rice cooker uses pressurized cooking and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to cook rice. Hi Caroline! Now, I don’t have a big, beautiful, fancy Zojirushi rice cooker, or a Tiger or any other Japanese machine, I have an Aroma BUT….. it works just fine. This is my current rice cooker by Zojirushi. We have been using that toaster style Tiger cooker for a while; and while it works well (once you get it down to a science) we would rather have something that beeps at us and not babysit it. Tip: Even though my rice cooker includes soaking time, I soak my rice for 20-30 minutes.Note: For this Zojirushi rice cooker, 3-cup "regular" white rice takes 55 minutes to cook… Enjoy the delicious Japanese rice whenever you want, by freezing it. The recent rice cookers do include the soaking time in their programmed time (may not be ALL rice cookers), so if your rice cooker instructions say it does, you don’t have to. Use a wooden spoon or rice paddle spoon to mix 2 cups (470 ml) brown basmati rice and 3 cups (710 ml) of water into the inner pot of the rice cooker. 6 years ago Now it is clear that I would like to cook rice in rice cooker. You should try the Karmin professional rice cooker :-). I've resisted switching from white rice to brown for a long time. Wash 2 cups of brown rice in cold water. And stay in touch with me on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram for all the latest updates. Rice cookers can be used for all types of rice, including white, brown, long-grain, short-grain, jasmine, basmati, and wild rice. Look up Japanese Rice Washing Bowl on an online store (like Amazon) and you will find some very cheap and awesome ones in either plastic or metal that have a built in strainer on one end where you can tilt the bowl to drain. Turn on the rice cooker and wait. If you prefer fluffy rice,you can reduce the quantity of water and pressure cook for 5–6 whistles. Could you please clarify how to use the 1:1 ratio successfully? Overfill the plastic rice cooker cup (180 ml) and level off. Tip: Even though my rice cooker includes soaking time, I soak my rice for 20-30 minutes. The many mysteries of cooking…. And you use the water line for cups of rice you used. Washing a couple of times will also help remove excess starch. Sprouted rice is nice and in theory is better for you. It takes about 40 to 50 minutes to cook, and requires more water. My biggest chuckle over rice was an artticle I read many years ago about rice cookers. Basically, you'll need:Hardware - I found one of these at my local Asian market and it has been a lifesaver. A rice cooker cup is not the same as a regular cup measurement which is 240ml. Not American washed cooking. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Rice is eaten daily by Asian . If you don't know how to make Japanese rice, it can be quite tricky. Hi Amanda! Thank you for soaking the Japanese rice. However, brown rice takes a longer time to cook as compared to white rice. If you get the stainless steel one, Nami, let me know how you like it! Please send an email to hello @ just one cookbook .com (no space). the result will be less sticky. I would only agree 1:1 ratio IF you soak the rice first in separate water (this is not your measured water, just random water from faucet), let the rice absorb water fully, then add the measured 1 part water. a rice cooker I buy Koshihikari rice (Wikipedia), as I believe most people in Japan do as well. Have fun exploring the 700+ classic & modern Japanese recipes I share with step-by-step photos and How-To YouTube videos. You can cook brown rice in pressure cooker or sauce pan. It's a very common rice in Asia, but can be purchased in most grocery stores everywhere.EDIT:It has been asked what brand or variety of rice I'm using in particular, which is a good question. Outside of the Japanese cooking; the wife (and family) is Chinese so we cook rice in various forms every day and buy it by the 50 lb. We have a Tiger rice cooker that we have been using for years and it will do both Japanese (Short grained white) or traditional Chinese Jasmine rice to perfection in ~12 minutes + 5 minutes sit time.