I just finished my first bowl of this fantastic product and I am astounded by the quality. In 90 seconds I had a steaming bowl of perfectly cooked white rice. I added a heaping ladle full of chili and had a filling and delicious meal.
I am an Army Brat, and spent some time in Japan when I was a boy and one of my fondest memories was Japanese style curry and sticky white rice
S&B Golden Curry Sauce with Vegtables, Hot, 8.1-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 5)
. My family bought a rice cooker, and white rice has been a favorite of mine ever since. This product rivals the quality of rice straight from a rice cooker. I plan to try the Nishiki brand
Nishiki Cooked White Rice, 7.4-Ounce (Pack of 6)
of this same product type as I have a brand loyalty and it is only slightly more expensive, however, barring my own brand preferences, this product is top notch.
The rice is packaged pre-cooked, and all you need to do is peel back the lid a bit and microwave it for 90 seconds...thats it...and presto, hot white rice. I have read in another review that you can control the desired level of stickiness by how much or little you peel the top back. This first bowl, I followed the instructions exactly and peeled the top back to the printed line and the result was a medium sticky rice. I personally prefer a mega sticky rice, so I will experiment, however, because each grain came out perfectly chewy and separated, I can easily see this product used as a sushi rice where those characteristics are paramount. I usually eat my rice with chili or curry, so I prefer it stickier so as to not become thoroughly saturated with the liquids. The amazing thing about the product is that it can be used in various ways depending on how you cook it.