Sho-Chiku-Bai® Sweet Rice
Our Sho-Chiku-Bai is a Japanese style sweet rice, also known as sticky rice, sweet short grain, mochigome, or glutinous rice. Kernels are short and opaque in appearance and when cooked, super starchy. Given this quality, applications are specialized, and for the Japanese, mochi and osekihan are typical presentations.
Preparation & Serving Suggestions
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.