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Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari (10 lbs)

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Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari (10 lbs)
  • Grown in USA
  • GlutenFree

This super-premium variety, grown in California, is the most recognized variety in Japan. A short grain rice, Koshihikari is an emerging star in unique Asian-fusion creations.

This rice has a sweet aroma, and is soft, moist and sticky; in fact, it’s known to retain its moistness and flavour over a long period of time. It goes without saying you can thus make great sushi rice with this grain. It makes a mean rice pudding, too.

Japanese folklore believes it was the crane that first brought the seed of rice to Japan. It was important for Koda Farms to honour the crane, and thus it is placed it at the centre of the emblem. Even the name Tsuru Mai® has special meaning. Tsuru means “longevity”, and Mai means “rice”. And since the brown rice of Tsuru Mai® is filled with vitamins, minerals, and fibre, by eating Tsuru Mai® you will be aiding your own life with health and longevity.  

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Stove Top Cooking

1 cup (285 g) Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari rice
2 cups (500 ml) water 

Equipment: 2-quart (2-litre) saucepan

Optional: Rinse rice thoroughly twice with cold water and your hands. Drain off. Let soak in cold water for 30 minutes. Add 1 tsp (4 g) of salt and 1 tsp (4 g) of butter in the saucepan for extra flavour.

Combine water and rice in saucepan.
Bring to full boil.
Turn heat to lowest and cover – do not remove lid.
Simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until all the liquid is absorbed.
When ready, turn off heat and stir lightly.
Let rice rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Fluff with fork or rice paddle before serving.

Rice Cooker

1 cup (285 g) Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari rice
2 cups (500 ml) water

Equipment: electronic rice cooker 

Optional: Rinse rice thoroughly twice with cold water and your hands. Drain off. Add 1 tsp of butter for extra flavour.

Combine water and rice in cooking pan.
Push rice cooker button and wait until the light turns off. It should take approximately 35 minutes.
When ready, let rice rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Fluff with fork before serving.

Microwave

1 cup (285 g) Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari rice
2 cups (500 ml) water

Equipment: 2-quart (2-litre) microwave-proof baking dish

Optional: Rinse rice thoroughly twice with cold water and your hands. Drain off. Add 1 tsp (4 g) of salt and 1 tsp (4 g) of butter for extra flavour.

Combine water and rice in baking dish.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 minutes.
Cook on MEDIUM for 20 minutes. If the liquid is not fully absorbed, repeat in 2-minute increments.
When ready, let rice rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Fluff with fork before serving.

Sushi

1 cup (285 g) Tsuru Mai® Koshihikari rice
1 ¼  cups (300 ml) water
2 tbsp (25 ml) rice vinegar/mirin
2 tbsp (12 g) sugar
1 tsp (4 g) salt 

Equipment: large pot

Optional: Rinse rice thoroughly twice with cold water and your hands. Drain off. Let soak for 30 minutes.

Combine water and rice in pot.
Bring to full boil.
Turn heat to lowest and cover for approximately 20 minutes – do not remove lid.
Remove from heat and let rest for 20 minutes – do not remove lid.
Remove rice from pot and transfer to wooden container.
Combine rice vinegar and sugar.
Fold and mix vinegar mix into rice, taking care not to smash or break the grains.
Fan the rice to cool.
Do not use sushi rice until it cools to room temperature.
Add salt if desired.

Serving size 45g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.5g 1%
Saturated 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Fibre 1g 5%
Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 1%

Glycemic Index

GI stands for Glycemic Index and is a measure of the impact of food on your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI tend to quickly raise your body’s blood sugar levels; by contrast, foods with a low GI will raise them more slowly and over a longer period.

The glycemic index range is as follows:

Low GI = 55 or less
Medium GI = 56–69
High GI = 70 or more


All GI figures are based on studies conducted at the University of Sydney. Consult a dietician for specific healthcare information.

GI Score
87

Glycemic Index

GI stands for Glycemic Index and is a measure of the impact of food on your blood sugar. Foods with a high GI tend to quickly raise your body’s blood sugar levels; by contrast, foods with a low GI will raise them more slowly and over a longer period.

The glycemic index range is as follows:

Low GI = 55 or less
Medium GI = 56–69
High GI = 70 or more


All GI figures are based on studies conducted at the University of Sydney. Consult a dietician for specific healthcare information.

GI Score 87

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