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Tips On Washing and Storing Japanese Rice To Ensure Best Flavor

According to rice guru Nishijima Toyozo, the cultivated rice grains in Japan today are very different from those in the old days. Unlike in the old days, when rice could be stored at room temperature, rice grains today require a more delicate care when it comes to storing. Although people think that washing rice does…

Choose The Best Japanese Rice With These Pro–Tips from a Local Farmer

In the land of sushi, rice is the name of the game. The Japanese palate has been known to be very particular about rice since cultivating the highest quality of rice in all of the world has long been Japan’s pride. Here is a list of the recommended rice brands and some tips on choosing…

Meet Nishijima Toyozo: Japan’s Five–Star Rice Master

Nishijima Toyozo is one of Japan’s certified “five-star rice masters” of Japan Rice Retailers Association. His reputation can be backed up by his encyclopedic knowledge about rice. Now, he travels around Japan to support the farming sector of the country with the hope that each farming community will become sustainable and will also be able…