Japanese Rice is a short- to medium-grain white rice. When properly cooked, it tends to form clumps. Serve it plain with any savory dish or as part of a simple meal of miso soup and Japanese pickles or a salad. We love this rice topped with fried shallots and a well-seasoned fried egg. The American-grown brand Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid like best is Kokuho Rose.
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