• How to Cook Fluffy Brown Rice - "Bikkuri-Daki"

    It is difficult and time consuming to cook brown rice well. Now, we are excited to share with you a fantastically simple way to cook fluffy and delicious brown rice, it's called "bikkuri-daki." The word bikkuri means surprise and daki means to boil, in Japanese. The surprise, which we will explain below, shocks the grains of rice into splitting their shells, and this results in a fluffy texture.
  • How to cook rice quiz; Fluffing

    Onigiri Society Quiz: let's learn about rice! Vol .58

    This quiz is about cooking rice.

    All that is needed to cook rice is water and heat. Cooking rice may seem easy, but if you want to cook really delicious rice, it is a difficult task that requires skills and knowledge. Each step of the rice cooking process has an important function that effects the flavour and texture of the final product. Without a solid understanding of the rice cooking process, even the the most highly ranked, and expensive rice will yield disappointing results, and you will have waisted your money on such a premium product.

    The process of cooking rice can be broken down into the following functions: preservation, washing, draining, soaking, adding water, heating, steaming, and fluffing. Each step in the process has a meaning and a purpose.

    Now, here is a one question quiz about fluffing rice. To fluff the rice, use a rice paddle to cut a cross in the cooked rice and then using the paddle scoop rice from the bottom of the pot and turn it over, gently mixing up all the rice so that grains from the bottom are now near the top of the pot, and vice versa. When, out of the following options, is the best time in the cooking process to fluff the rice?

  • How to cook Maitake mushroom rice

    Haigamai rice (or white rice) /300g
    Maitake mushroom /150g
    Dried shiitake mushroom /4 medium sized
    Dried kelp /10g
    Cooking sake /2 tsp
    Soy sauce (or Tamari) /2 tsp
    Salt /1tsp
    Cold water /300ml