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The Perfect Rice

The Native Japanese Guide of "How-To" Cook The Rice Perfectly Without A Rice Cooker
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Japanese


  • 2 Cups Rice Long-grain, Medium-short Grain, Japanese Rice


  • Measure 2 cups of rice exactly with a measuring cup.
  • Rince the rice gently. (change the water 3 times.)
  • Soak the rice in the bowl filled with water for over 30 minutes, and drain the water.
  • Put the rice in the pan (pod), and add the exact 2 cups of water.
  • Cover with a lid or foil and cook the rice with medium-high heat until the water boiled.
  • As soon as it comes to a boil, stir the rice, and reduces the heat to low and cook for about 7-12 minutes.
  • When the rice becomes fluffy and the water is gone, turn the heat off.
  • Let sit the pan leaving the lid on for 10 minutes. Never open the lid during this process.
Keyword Rice