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Best brand of asian rice

Soup Mar 3, 2009 05:18 PM

I buy rice by the 50lb bag. safe to say we eat a lot of rice. Generally, I've been buying kokuho rose brand (red pkging vs. the yellow: I honestly don't know what the difference is ). However the last two purchase, the rice was right. I don't know what changed but I got a less tasty rice from both of the 50lb bags.

Has the quality of the koda product gone down? Is there another variety that I should look at. I've also bought Nashiki brand in the past. Any insigth would be appreciate it.


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    gordeaux Mar 3, 2009 07:55 PM

    Those are generally short grained sushi rices. I usually stick with nishiki for sushi, but for most other Asian applications, I prefer jasmine or basmati rices. Much more nutty flavor.

    1. monku Mar 3, 2009 08:17 PM

      You must have sensitive taste buds.
      To me all the California Japanese rice taste the same to me, so I usually get the one on sale.

      1. ipsedixit Mar 3, 2009 09:06 PM

        What do you mean by "less tasty"?

        Maybe the rice you got was stale?

        1. JungMann Mar 4, 2009 06:46 AM

          I suspect that you're going to get as many answers as countries in Asia. Rice preferences vary among various groups. My favorite is 3 Horses jasmine rice, but if you are used to something less fragrant like Nishiki, you might want a more Japanese recommendation.

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