Most rice available at Japanese stores is called hakumai: this can be literally translated as “white rice”, and the reason for its color is that its outer surface is polished to make it easier to eat and cook. Have you ever tried genmai, which is also known as brown rice or unpolished rice?
Genmai Japanese brown rice is popular among health-conscious consumers because of its rich nutrition, but it is also notorious for its toughness, its poor taste, and difficulty to cook (it is highly waterproof, so you have to soak it far longer than hakumai polished rice). However, this product overcomes all these disadvantages to supply tasty genmai rice.
- The manufacturer’s original technology allows them to remove the outermost layer of the genmai, which has a strong toughness and waterproof property, without disrupting the nutrition of the genmai. As a result, it is much easier to eat, healthier, and tastier than normal genmai rice.
- Thanks to the process mentioned above, this genmai is more digestible than other genmai.
- Its softness and fluffiness when cooked is almost the same as that of unpolished rice.
- Its sugar content and calories are roughly 32% and 30% smaller than hakumai, respectively.
- This genmai is musenmai: it is a wash-free rice that you do not have to wash before putting in a rice cooker.
- Net contents: 2kg
- Ingredients: Genmai brown rice (Koshihikari rice is used)
- Nutrition facts (per 100g, raw): Energy 354kcal, protein 5.6g, fat 2.5g, carbohydrate 76.2g (sugar 72.7g / fiber 3.5g), sodium 0g
- Nutrition facts (per 100g, cooked): Energy 118kcal, protein 2.1g, fat 0.7g, carbohydrate 26.6g (sugar 25.1g / fiber 1.5g), sodium 0g
- Potential allergens: None
- Note: Package design and rice cultivar may be subject to change without notice.
- Made in Japan