Organic Sho-Chiku-Bai® Sweet Rice
This organically grown, single-origin variety of short grain sweet rice is far and away the best sweet rice in the country. Koda Farms' Sho-Chiku-Bai® Sweet Rice, also known as glutinous rice or mochigome, has an especially sweet flavor as well as a high starch content, making it the ideal rice for dishes like mango sticky rice and mochi.
Koda Farms is a historically innovative, third-generation, family-owned rice farm and mill producing the highest quality rice in the USA. With an unwavering dedication to flavor and production standards, Koda Farms develops and cultivates seeds that exhibit low yield, slow maturation, and tall growth (all features that run contrary to popular desires in modern agriculture) all in pursuit of superior taste and mouthfeel.
After harvest, they oversee the entire milling and packaging process at their own on-site facilities to ensure that every grain is treated with care. This results in substantially less broken kernels, and unbelievably fresh rice (smell any other freshly opened bag of rice after you've opened a bag of Koda's and you'll see what we mean).
Aside from their outstanding taste, these rices are appreciably more sustainable in their production. Their rice paddies are purposefully positioned on poor draining adobe clay soil, which dramatically reduces their water usage footprint. Striving for a zero-waste production system, Koda finds use for nearly all that would be waste on their farm – from broken kernels that are milled into rice flour to residual rice straw from harvest that is shredded and worked back into the land.
Instructions for cooking on the stovetop:
Rinse the desired amount of uncooked rice thoroughly, then place in a large bowl with purified or spring water to cover by several inches. Place soaking rice in a cool area to rest for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight. This soaking/resting period is essential. Drain rice and place in a steaming setup with a lid (the rice must sit above the boiling water, not in contact). Steam for approximately 30 minutes or until the rice is cooked to your preference in terms of texture.
Grown, harvested, milled, and packed in California's San Joaquin Valley.
Each bag contains 5 lbs. of rice.