Instructions for preparing Sho-Chiku-Bai Sweet Rice in an Automatic Rice Cooker
For aforementioned reasons, automatic electric rice cookers are highly recommended for the preparation of this specialized strain of rice. Instructions and tips can typically be found in the individual appliance’s handbook. The final consistency will be very moist and very, very sticky, with the tender kernels vigorously clumping together.
Like our Kokuho Rose Japanese style rice, you’ll want to rinse this rice thoroughly to remove excess natural starch before placing into your rice cooker.
Instructions for Preparing Sho-Chiku-Bai Sweet Rice on the Stove-top
Rinse the desired amount of uncooked rice thoroughly, then place in a large bowl with purified water to cover by approximately several inches.
Place soaking rice in a cool area to rest for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. This soaking/resting period is essential.
Drain rice and place in a steaming setup with a lid (the rice must sit above the boiling water, not in contact). Steam for approximately 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked to your preference in terms of texture.