Product Background and General Information
Koda Farms was the first commercial grower of short grain sweet rice in America and introduced packaged sweet rice under its trademark Sho-Chiku-Bai to the domestic market in the 1940s. The strength of this brand is founded in its long track record of consistent and unsurpassed quality. No competitor matches Sho-Chiku-Bai in purity and whole kernel percentage. Our milling standards exceed USDA requirements, averaging 1-2% broken kernels, as opposed to the normal standard of 4%.
Sho-Chiku-Bai since its introduction over half a century ago has earned an unparalleled reputation as the best sweet rice available. Its delicate flavor and unique sticky texture is popular with a diverse array of ethnic groups, and perfect for preparations ranging from Japanese mochi and sekihan to Korean confections, certain types of Chinese dim sum, Filipino bibingka, Thai “sticky rice” desserts, as well as traditional rice puddings.
NOTE: This specialize strain of rice is NOT appropriate for sushi. For “table” rice or sushi, use our Kokuho Rose Heirloom Japanese style rice.
Our rice processing facilities are dedicated exclusively to the production of rice products (no dairy products or by-products, additives, or sulfating agents are involved). We are a certified organic facility, indicating that our operating procedures and practices are above and beyond conventional standards as mandated by the USDA. Finally, our products are certified Kosher (KSA).
· Superior Short Grain Sweet Rice (a.k.a. glutinous rice, sticky rice)
· Ultimate brand recognition, established in the 1940s, Sho-Chiku-Bai accounts for upwards of 75% of all sweet rice
sold in the US
· Unparalleled quality and flavor is synonymous with the Sho-Chiku-Bai trademark
· California farmed and processed for since the 1940s
· GMO – Free
· Gluten – Free
· Unmatched whole kernel percentage
· Color-sorted for highest quality
· Certified Kosher (KSA)