What is kome?

rice - Japanese characterThe character on the left is the Japanese kanji character for rice. The word for un-cooked rice in Japan is kome. It is pronounced ko-meh as opposed to comb.

Using a rice cooker is an important step to being able to make great tasting rice. Another very important factor is the quality of the rice that you use. The northern part of the main Japanese Island, Honshu, is regarded as the best rice growing region. This area is where the two most famous brands of rice Koshi-Hikari and Akita-Komachi are grown.