Japanese Steamed Rice – Gohan


Cooking rice may sound simple but there are in fact, tricks and points you can note if you want that steaming hot, fluffy white rice that does is cooked thoroughly with a good consistency, clumped up or broken after cooking, and very fragrant.  This recipe serves 4 – 6 pax.


This recipe is by  Chiyomi Kawasaki



2 cups   Japanese Rice

2 cups   Water



  • Wash and polish the rice – Add some water to the rice. Curl your fingers and gently rub the grains using a constant rhythm and pace.
  • Repeat the above step 4 to 5 times until the water is half transparent.
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Transfer the rice into a rice cooker. You will notice that the rice has expanded (from 2 cups to about 2.5-3 cups)
  • Now add 2 cups of water into the rice cooker & set it to cook (~40 mins).
  • When done, gently toss and cut the rice.
  • Serve hot.

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