How to prepare Japanese-style steamed rice

A Japanese-style steamed rice is primary subsistence and is considered as the primary dish in a traditional Japanese breakfast. To emphasize, Japanese meal isn�t complete without rice. If you don�t 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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