Master Recipe for Cooking Rice


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At Home with Japanese Cooking

At Home with Japanese Cooking

By Elizabeth Andoh

Published 1986

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  • 1 cup short-grain raw rice
  • 1 cup and 2 tablespoons cold water


Wash the rice several times, draining it well after the final rinsing. Place the washed rice in a sturdy medium-size metal pot and measure in the water. Ideally, the rice should soak for 15–20 minutes before cooking. If you are pressed for time, though, add an extra teaspoon of water and cook the rice immediately.

Place the pot, tightly lidded, over high heat and cook for 4–5 minutes or