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Sukoyaka Brown Rice, Genmai, 15-Pound
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on August 7, 2011
Every time I've introduced this rice to people they've been amazed that this is brown rice. It's delicious and always used in my home instead of white rice. I prepare it in my rice cooker on the white rice setting as it says on the bag. I add a touch more water than asked to make it a softer texture that I prefer.
The rice comes out lighter in color than other brown rice that I've used. At times, I add a little unsalted butter mixed with chopped green onion to dress it up. Never gone back to white rice.
I find this rice at my local Asian market.
Bottom line is it's a little pricey but soooo worth it!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on February 21, 2013
I thought I hated brown rice. As a kid and teen, every time my mother would fix it, no matter what brand, I found it revolting. As an adult, I heard about brown rice being healthier than white rice, so since I'd already found Tamanishiki rice and loved it more than the American version of white rice, I figured I'd try another Asian rice and so I tried Sukoyaka Genmai.

To my utter astonishment, I actually liked it. Not just tolerated it, I really liked it. It doesn't taste like any brown rice I'd ever had before. None of that gritty, harsh taste at all. Perhaps this is how brown rice is supposed to taste.

I first tried Sukoyaka Genmai about a year ago. Now I keep a couple of the 15-pound bags in house and eat it often. Put a little furikake on the top, and you are ready to go!

The only thing is... I'm so glad I live near an Asian grocer. Looking at the prices here on Amazon, I'm astonished. I came on here because I like Amazon and wanted to help recommend this rice since I love it so much, but wow. I'm used to paying a bit less than $2 for every pound for the 15-pound bags (typical in-store prices) of Sukoyaka Genmai, not over $4. If you live in a big city or one with a Japanese population, I'd search for this rice locally first. If you can't, well, it's not like it isn't worth whatever it takes to get it if you are trying to find a brown rice that won't offend your taste buds. It's honestly that good, but still...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 28, 2010
This brown rice is quick to cook and similar to white rice in texture. It's more expensive but worth it for the nutritional value.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on April 19, 2010
I love this rice! It truly is "tender and delicious" as stated on the package. Keep in mind that even though it is a product of California, this is a Japanese-style brown rice, thus more polished than American-style brown rice.

Unfortunately, a few months after posting this review I have had some bad batches of this rice, regardless of the place of purchase (I tried a nearby Japanese food store as well as a mail-order Korean store). I also had that experience when buying it already cooked (as part of the bento lunches at a nearby Japanese cafe). It is as if the rice is on its way to being rancid. If anyone knows what the problem is and how to recognize it before I buy a pack, please let me know because when it is good, it is outstanding.

Review update (April 2013) This rice is again back to being delicious (it took me a while to try it again).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2011
It's like a sticky, softer brown rice. Hard to believe it's actually brown rice!! Won't eat any other rice now.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 8, 2012
Comes out soft and not hard as other brown rice products. Can be used as sushi rice. It is rice that may be difficult to find, so we are buying through here. Wonderful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2014
I love this rice! It tastes like a cross between shortgrain brown rice and sushi rice. People who shy away from brown rice will love it. It has a slight nutty flavor like brown rice, but cooks in the same time as white rice and is slightly sticky. This is my goto rice from now on. My 25 LB bag of jasmine rice is starting to feel neglected with this in the house. So good!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 8, 2014
delicious rice that you can't get in a grocery store.
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on July 17, 2014
Switched from white to this. This is the only brown rice my family will eat. It is short grain, fluffy (with enough water when cooking), and sticky. My picky kids couldn't even tell this was brown rice. It is not grainy, unless you cook it with less water. I use it for eating and maki rolling. It is sticky enough and tastes delicious. I just ran out and need to order a huge bag of this.
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on April 3, 2014
The rice is great and tasty, and it cooks faster than other brown rice I've cooked in my rice cooker. Don't add sazon to this rice, as it won't taste as good, plus this rice tastes amazing by itself as it is. I definitely recommend this rice.
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