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Tamanishiki Super Premium Short Grain Rice, 15-Pound
- 15 Pound Package
- California short grain rice
- Widely used by prestigious Japanese Restaurants
- All natural
- Raised in California
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Top Customer Reviews
Premium short grain rice is more plump and has a slight bounce to the texture.
What's different about Tamanishiki, Koshihikari and other popular Japanese premium rice? The grain is even shorter than regular short or medium grain rice people are used to in the USA. The texture is more 'plump' while the rice glitters with a very natural sweetness you don't normally get with regular American short-grain. It has a very subtle bite on the outer layer.
Just adding quick instruction on proper way of preparing the rice.
- Wash the rice (they have specific rice washing bowl if you prefer)
- First rinse should use plenty of water and stir it few times with your hand and dump the water
- Second rinse use enough water to cover the amount of rice in the bowl and stir them with your hand vigorously for 30 seconds or so
- Dump the water and rinse couple more times in the first step
- The water should be cleaner compared to the first rinse but you don't need to wash/rinse more than 3-4 times
- Fill the bowl with water and let it set for 20-30 minutes
- When soaking is done, dump the water and fill it to the appropriate level for cooking
One of the reasons why you want to soak is the rice will absorb some of the water and if you cook it right away without soaking, the rice will end up drier than normal.
If you don't have a rice cooker, get one! Basic models are cheap and it's worth the hassle; I highly recommend the Zojirushi brand.Read more ›
I was never too into rice as a kid or teen. I thought that I simply didn't like rice. Then, I got into Japanese culture and saw how healthy they eat in comparison to Americans. So, I figured I'd start eating more rice. At first, it was hard because, as said, I didn't like American rice. I gave up until I did some research and found Nishiki and Sekka. They were delicious! But then, I started going to traditional Japanese restaurants, and was introduced to short grain white rice, which even blew the fantastic Nishiki and Sekka out of the water. That's when things really took off for me. I did my research and learned about Tamanishiki. After purchasing a rice cooker, I gave this rice a try, and haven't looked back since.
There are definitely some pros and cons with Tamanishiki rice:
- It's delicious. Comes out perfect every time with each of my 3 rice cookers. (The Takeru-kun portable lunch jar, an Aroma rice cooker, and a Panasonic)
- Goes perfect with anything - The flavor complements any fish, meat, vegetable... It's just great
- Once you eat this rice, you won't want to go back to whatever rice you've been eating. It's that good. I brought some to the office once for my coworkers, and they were hooked. One literally came back to me the next day telling me she'd pay me for some more of my rice and pay me to pick up more for her next time I went to Mitsuwa. She literally told me she didn't want to go back to her other rice. My whole family has experienced the same thing.Read more ›
Having tried all the major brands available on the US West coast, we came to the conclusion that Tamanishiki in the yellow bag is the best of them. It's not going to beat really expensive stuff you can buy in Japan, but it's not at all bad for daily use with okazu (eaten plain along with side dishes) or seasoned in homemade sushi. There's admittedly not a big difference between this and the other similarly-priced California-grown rice but Tamanishiki did win by a noticeable margin.
Pro tip from Japan: When making Japanese style rice, any decent rice will come out pretty good when it's fresh from the rice cooker. It's how it holds up when you reheat it that will really tell you the quality.
Not too pricey, better taste than Nishiki. Cooking with a good rice cooker(like Zojirushi) will taste much better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We first tried this rice when visiting a friend who makes sushi all the time, and it is perfect for that. Read morePublished 10 days ago by dhw1980
The best rice I have ever had in the state and great for tiger cooker.Published 1 month ago by September
This is my family's absolute favorite short/medium grain rice. We've tried at least 15 different brands and types of rice but we keep coming back to Tamanishiki. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Olivier
A Japanese individual that I am very close to says this is the closest thing she can find to a good Japanese rice in the U.S. If you are Japanese, buy this.Published 1 month ago by Touhoku T
Our Tamanishi rice arrived so quickly! It is delicious and we will definitely order more!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer