Japanese Steamed Rice


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Appears in
The Barbecue Bible

By Steven Raichlen

Published 1998

  • About

Rice is more than just a food in Japan. It’s the very soul of Japanese culture. Japanese culinary authority Shizuo Tsuji devoted eight pages to the preparation of simple boiled rice in his seminal book Japanese Cooking: A Simple Art. It’s the inspiration for the recipe here.

You’ll need to use a short-grain (aka oval) Asian-style rice for this recipe. Most of the short-grain rice sold in North Am