Wash Rice : Measure out the rice and put it into a saucepan or use a bowl at this stage. Add plenty of water to the pan/bowl then gently stir and mix the rice with your hand. When the water becomes cloudy with starch, pour the water away, keeping the rice in the pan/bowl with your hand. Repeat this step up to 3-5 times or until the water becomes clear. After washing the rice soak the rice for at least 30 mins. Then drain after 30 mins.
Boil Rice : Add the rice and 390ml of fresh water to your saucepan. Put on the stove, and bring to the boil. Once boiling, turn the heat down to low and let the rice simmer for about 15-20 mins. (Make sure to keep the lid on the sauce pan at all times).
Steam Rice : Once it has simmered, remove the saucepan from the stove and leave the rice to steam for a further 10-15 mins.
Serve and Enjoy : Once the rice has finished steaming, mix well with a shamoji, or Japanese rice paddle, and serve into bowls. You can then use a choice of toppings such as furikake, Japanese pickles (tsukemono) or sauce for extra flavour or use to make onigiri rice balls.