Why Japan Rice ? 日本産米にこだわるシェフの話

Monthly Recipe 月替りレシピ


Japan Rice 日本産米

World-renowned Japanese cuisine, which is registered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, is a food culture that has been uniquely developed in Japan. And many chefs cite Japan Rice—a variety of short-grain Japonica rice that is grown in Japan—as a key component of Japanese cuisine. Japan Rice, created from the warm Japanese climate rich with melted snow and rain, is sweet, aromatic, fluffy, and has just the right amount of stickiness in its texture. From soil preparation in winter, growing and planting seedlings in spring, harvesting in fall, and shipment of products, rice farmers expend enormous time and effort to make rice of uniformly high quality. Japan Rice is delicious as is, but when cooled, it has the perfect softness and stickiness for onigiri (rice balls) and sushi. You could say that Japan Rice is the backbone supporting the exquisite flavors of Japanese cuisine.


About Japan Rice おいしい日本産米のはなし