How to prepare Japanese-style steamed rice

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A Japanese-style steamed rice is primary subsistence and is considered as the primary dish in a traditional Japanese breakfast. To emphasize, Japanese meal isnít complete without rice. If you donít have available rice cooker, you can also use a traditional pot to cook the rice. To attain a perfect Japanese meal at home, read on and learn how to prepare a Japanese-style steamed rice.


  • 2 cups of gohan (short-grain rice)
  • 2 cups of water

Japanese-style Steamed Rice


  1. Prepare all ingredients.
  2. Pour the short-grain rice in a large bowl and rinse with cold water. Rinse it until the water becomes transparent.
  3. Using a sieve, set aside the short-grain rice to drain for at least 30 minutes.
  4. After the elapsed time, put the rice in the rice cooker.
  5. Add water to soak the short-grain rice for 1 hour, and then turn on the rice cooker.
  6. Turn off the rice cooker and allow 15 minutes to steam cooked rice.†
  7. Then serve the Japanese steamed rice into separate bowls along with other side dishes to make an absolute traditional Japanese breakfast.

Note: While others prefer not to over-washed the rice before cooking, it is important to wash and rinse the short-grain rice (gohan) multiple times until the water becomes clearer, to achieve the fluffy and a bit sticky steamed rice.

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