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How to Make Sticky Rice without a Rice Cooker

Today most Japanese people use rice cookers, but in the past they used to cook with pots. Now, cooking rice with pots is re-evaluated. Actually it’s faster, energy-saving and enhancing the flavor of rice than using rice cookers.

STEP 1
Wash rice gently.  Add water up to the last knuckle of your middle finger with your fingertip touching the rice. Soak the rice for a while (approx. 30 min in summer, 1-2 hours in winter), which is important to bring out the sweetness and stickiness of the rice.

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STEP 2
Put the lid on and start at high flame. When it boils, set to low flame and boil for approx. 10-15 min. While cooking, you will hear the bubbling sound at first, then it will change to the crackling sound. It means it’s time to turn off the heat.

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STEP 3
After turn off the heat, the pot with the lid covered for 10-15 min for steaming.

Done 🙂  Itadakimasu! (Let’s eat!)

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