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Wider and shorter than long grain rice, these rice varieties are generally two to three times longer than wide and average about 1/4 inch (5 to 6 mm) in length. Cooked medium grains have a moister and stickier consistency than long grain rice. Medium grain rice is ideal for risottos, paella, desserts and puddings.

Chefs tend to refer to Californian or southern versions of medium grain rice as true medium grain. The California medium grain may be known as calrose, and requires growing regions that have special climates where the weather remains temperate. Growing regions include California, parts of Korea and China, Japan, and Australia. Where the rice is grown in countries other than the US, it's often popular eaten alone. It tends to be softer and a little stickier than other long grain varieties of rice.

In contrast, southern medium grain rice is not quite as soft, or as sticky. While the California version is a japonica strain of rice, southern versions are from the Indica strain. The rice tends to have more flavour, and is usually more yellowish than white when cooked (in white rice versions). It’s popular in the southern US, and it usually accompanies meat or beans with sauces.

Arborio rice bears some resemblance to California medium grain rice, but it’s very different when cooked. The outside of the grain becomes creamy, while the inside remains slightly firm. Arborio rice is especially popular in Italy, and is often used in dishes like risotto.

Try The Finest Varieties Of Medium Grain Rice:

Kokuho Rose® (1 kg)

Kokuho Rose® (1 kg)

Aah… the crown jewel in our collection! Kokuho Rose® is a gourmet Japanese medium grain rice. We love its tender, moist texture and slightly sweet afternote. It is slightly sticky. Continue Reading

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Kokuho Rose® (2 kg)

Kokuho Rose® (2 kg)

Aah… the crown jewel in our collection! Kokuho Rose® is a gourmet Japanese medium grain rice. We love its tender, moist texture and slightly sweet afternote. It is slightly sticky. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Kokuho Rose® (5 kg)

Kokuho Rose® (5 kg)

Aah… the crown jewel in our collection! Kokuho Rose® is a gourmet Japanese medium grain rice. We love its tender, moist texture and slightly sweet afternote. It is slightly sticky. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Kokuho Rose® (10 kg)

Kokuho Rose® (10 kg)

Aah… the crown jewel in our collection! Kokuho Rose® is a gourmet Japanese medium grain rice. We love its tender, moist texture and slightly sweet afternote. It is slightly sticky. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
Where to buy | Recipes
Kokuho Rose® (20 kg)

Kokuho Rose® (20 kg)

Aah… the crown jewel in our collection! Kokuho Rose® is a gourmet Japanese medium grain rice. We love its tender, moist texture and slightly sweet afternote. It is slightly sticky. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Kokuho Rose® Brown (907 g)

Kokuho Rose® Brown (907 g)

Our personal favourite brown rice, Kokuho Rose® Brown is ideal if you are making the transition to brown rice. This premium rice is slightly sweet and does a good job of masking brown rice’s very bran-forward texture and taste. Continue Reading

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Kokuho Rose® Brown (20 lbs)

Kokuho Rose® Brown (20 lbs)

Our personal favourite brown rice, Kokuho Rose® Brown is ideal if you are making the transition to brown rice. This premium rice is slightly sweet and does a good job of masking brown rice’s very bran-forward texture and taste. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Kokuho (5 kg)

Kokuho (5 kg)

This rice is extremely similar to Kokuho Rose® — it’s just a little less sticky and a little less sweet, and a little less in cost. It is, however, the same fatness. Continue Reading

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Kokuho (8 KG)

Kokuho (8 KG)

This rice is extremely similar to Kokuho Rose® — it’s just a little less sticky and a little less sweet, and a little less in cost. It is, however, the same fatness. Far superior to other Calroses, Kokuho is grown in the U.S. and produces an extremely consistent quality of seed, unlike those grown in other countries. Known to be fussy about rice, the Japanese owned company Nomura oversees all growers and all the mills, which must follow strict guidelines to ensure it is a high-grade Calrose rice; otherwise, it is deemed not deserving of the special Kokuho name. You could say Kokuho Rose® is the crown jewel in our collection, and Kokuho is the crown. Continue Reading

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Kokuho (10 kg)

Kokuho (10 kg)

This rice is extremely similar to Kokuho Rose® — it’s just a little less sticky and a little less sweet, and a little less in cost. It is, however, the same fatness. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Kokuho (20 kg)

Kokuho (20 kg)

This rice is extremely similar to Kokuho Rose® — it’s just a little less sticky and a little less sweet, and a little less in cost. It is, however, the same fatness. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Tsuru Mai® Brown (2 kg)

Tsuru Mai® Brown (2 kg)

Tsuru Mai® is like the brown rice version of Kokuho rice — so don’t let the name confuse you. It comes from the same supplier and is a Calrose grain. Tsuru Mai is a high quality medium grain rice that is not as sticky as sushi rice or as dry and fluffy as long grain varieties. Continue Reading

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GlutenFree
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Tsuru Mai® Brown (10kg)

Tsuru Mai® Brown (10kg)

Tsuru Mai® is like the brown rice version of Kokuho rice — so don’t let the name confuse you. It comes from the same supplier and is a Calrose grain. Tsuru Mai is a high quality medium grain rice that is not as sticky as sushi rice or as dry and fluffy as long grain varieties. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
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Tsuru Mai® Brown (50lbs)

Tsuru Mai® Brown (50lbs)

Tsuru Mai® is like the brown rice version of Kokuho rice — so don’t let the name confuse you. It comes from the same supplier and is a Calrose grain. Tsuru Mai is a high quality medium grain rice that is not as sticky as sushi rice or as dry and fluffy as long grain varieties. Continue Reading

Grown in USA
GlutenFree
Where to buy | Recipes