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Niigata Rice Set Koshihikari and Koshi Ibuki - 2 x 300g

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We are proud to offer a rice set made for us in Niigata prefecture, including Koshihikari (considered to be the "royalty of rice") and Koshi Ibuki (great for sushi). 

The prefecture in Japan most widely associated with having excellent rice, Niigata has been the center of rice making in Japan for centuries due to its fertile soils, large temperature gaps in the day, and quality of its water that comes from melting mountain caps. As there is a long history of rice making in Niigata, there is also an abundance of knowledge and wisdom in its farmers. 

Koshihikari's main characteristics are its sweetness and mochirri (chewy/sticky) texture, where the more you chew it you notice a sweetness expanding in your mouth. The tsuya (glossiness), aroma, and umami are un-paralled when it is freshly made, hence you can enjoy a bowl even as is with no toppings. It is excellent when paired with Japanese food as it tends to be light. Just having with fresh oshinko (Japanese pickles) is a great way to truly appreciate its flavor. Excellent with sashimi and grilled fish as well. 

Almost completely unavailable outside of Niigata, Koshi Ibuki is considered to be equally delicious as Koshihikari in flavor, aroma and shininess. It is also lighter (assari) than Koshihikari making it perfect for sushi. Each grain is well defined and because it is not very sticky, it is easy to pair with any food. Also great for lunch boxes and rice balls (onigiri) as it remains delicious and does not harden even after it has cooled. Also good for fried rice and ochazuke. 

Product of Niigata, Japan 

300g x2 packs.

Grown in Japan 

 

Niigata Rice Set Koshihikari and...

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