23 Reviews

First time EVER to make perfect rice!!! I was skeptical that these instructions would work, because most rice instructions say to put 2 parts water and 1 part rice. This method is 1 to 1 instead. I thought to myself that the rice would not have enough water and would turn out hard and uncooked. But despite my doubt, I tried these instructions EXACTLY how they were given. To my (pleasant) surprise, the rice turned out PERFECT!!! Finally, a go-to recipe to achieve perfect consistency of rice. I am soooooooo excited :D After years of mushy, gross rice.. I've found the way!

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ibelle.potvin May 09, 2014

Excellent method! It produced the texture that I always try for (and fail). Thanks for posting this!

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PDX Meems May 31, 2012

Great advice for cooking short grain rice, which is something I did for the first time today! following this recipe gave me perfect sticky rice which topped of our dinner of Thai Pineapple Curry :O) Yum.

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lorjema March 22, 2011

Consistently, this has been my go to recipe for short grained rice. I make it in a regular pot with a good tight lid. The timing is perfect, and it never-ever-never comes out wrong. Thank-you!

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jennysee March 21, 2010

EXCELLENT!!! Thanks for the all the detailed guidance. I love when recipes tell you every alternative. This comes out perfect every time!

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Addicted to Bread November 04, 2009

i was hesitant to make this, but only because i just barely learned how to make my regular white rice without it being sticky and mushy. however, i love steamed rice but we don't have a steamer. i'm not the greatest cook in the world, and i haven't fully developed my cooking instinct. so when i was making it, i wasn't sure if i was hearing everything right. the dancing part was easier to hear for me than the hiss because it was hard for me to hear the bubbling. however, i must've been right because it came out perfect. the bottom wasn't browned but i don't mind. i didn't think it was going to take quite so long but it was worth it. i'm sure it was amusing for my family to see me sitting next to the stove on a stool leaning towards the pot to try to hear it, but i'm glad i did :) the rice came out perfectly sticky like in a steamer! thanks so much for sharing the art of making japanese rice just right!

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Cypress August 30, 2009

A never fail method for cooking rice. I'm sure this will be cherished by us rice lovers!

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~*~LindyT53~*~ August 19, 2009

My japanese grandma showed me this but she also measured the rice/water ratio with her fingertips. Don't ask me how but it worked everytime for her...i have always measured though because I dont trust myself haha

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Sumisan May 05, 2009

Awemazing! The first time I have ever fixed rice that my husband would eat!!!

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Fudge Lady December 18, 2008

I have made this recipe more times than I can count on multiple stoves, electric and gas and it is ALWAYS PERFECT! Finally a fool proof way to make perfect rice both regular and fried rice. YUMMY! Thanks!

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Tabitha Last May 29, 2008
Perfect Short-Grain White Rice by Listening (Japanese, Korean, C