Japanese Rice
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The Japanese have been growing Rice for 2,400 years, but there is no breed of Rice known as Japanese Rice on the shelf. In fact, Japan does not allow the export of Rice and any Japanese Rice types we see at retail are domestically grown versions of American hybrids.

Japanese Rice is a catchall term that refers to either Japonica Rice or Sushi Rice. The term Japanese Rice can refer to both sticky Short Grain Rice and slightly sticky Medium Grain Rice. What we would consider as Japanese Rice in America will most likely be either Calrose Rice, which is the most popular for Sushi domestically, or Kohuho Rose Rice, also known as New Variety Rice, which is gaining in popularity.

Smart Kitchen covers each of these Rice types in their own Resource Pages.

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