This book teaches you how to make delicious sushi using easy recipes using only the most basic equipment you probably already have at home! It gives you lots of sushi making tips, and teaches you both traditional sushi recipes and classic American sushi recipes, plus a few you won’t find anywhere else!
Today I introduce you to “How to cook Japanese rice perfectly and easily”. If you have a rice cooker, you can just follow their directions. But if you don’t have one, this is the easiest recipe for perfect Japanese rice.
Steamed rice is a staple food in Japanese cuisine. Japanese rice has soft texture and rice grains are shiny when it is cooked! We mostly eat rice two or three times a day. Even when we don’t cook, most super markets and convenience stores have many kinds of rice balls and rice products can be cooked in microwave.
Lately, some people add multi-grain rice to white rice when it is cooked to make the dish healthier but steamed white rice remains perennial favorites.
Find dried short-grain white rice, not “sweet sticky rice”.
Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes before cooking.
The heat level is the key. Once it boils, turn down the heat to very low not to get burned.
Do not open the lid when it is cooking even if it bubbles over. Wait patiently.
Steam the rice for 10 minutes after cooking.
Detailed and visual instructions can be found in the recipe PDF: Japanese rice
Tips for storing cooked rice;
Put one portion of cooked rice without cooling down in a glass container with a lid or freezer bag, or wrap with plastic wrap. Store in the freezer and use within 3 weeks. When you eat, put unwrapped frozen rice on a microwave-safe plate and microwave for 2 to 3 minutes with a cover.
The key to store is to freeze the rice without cooling so it has fresh cooked rice taste even after storing for 3 weeks in the freezer.
The book I wrote is for people who wants to cook bentos for many great reason, such as saving environment, saving money, saving time and, of course, your health!! Using easy ingredients and simple methods, you can make your own delicious bento within 10 minutes in the morning. In the book I also show how to store the dishes safely and deliciously.
Moreover, If you are intimidated by Japanese cooking methods, you should take this book. It is the easiest Japanese cooking book!!