To say that rice is popular in Japan would be a gross understatement: rice has been sustaining the people of Japan for centuries and even today, most Japanese are quasi-experts in what makes some rice taste better than others. And one of the things almost everyone agrees on is that koshihikari, a variety created after WWII is one of the best in terms of both taste and appearance and that if you want the best koshihikari, you should look no further than Niigata Prefecture in the northwestern part of Honshu. And this is the area where the Komecan Rice Sampling Set comes from.
This great gift set allows you to try six different crops of Niigata rice: four are koshihikari and the other two are the kareimai and mizuoho nokagayaki varieties. Since rice in Japan is usually sold in big bgs (usually in the 5-10kg/11-22 lbs range), the Komecan Rice Sampling Set offers a rare opportunity to easily try different types of rice. Two of them are recommended for curry and onigiri rice balls, and these are two of the most common rice-based recipes in Japan and will give you a taste (literally) of what the Japanese look for when they are comparing varieties and crops. A practical way to enjoy some of the best rice in Japan... What are you waiting for?!
The Komecan Rice Sampling Set features:
- Six cans of different crops of the koshihikari, kareimai and mizuoho nokagayaki rice varieties
- Included crops: Ore no Kome, Katano, Genki no Deru O-Kome, Kare ni Au, Onigiri ni Au, Aikamo Gonbei
- Weight (per can): 270g (9.5 oz)
- Each can is 4-5 average one-meal servings
- Produced in Niigata, Japan