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Uonuma-minami agricultural cooperative
1834-1 Misashima, Minami Uonuma City, Niigata, Japan

Shop: Pearl Rice Miyagi
Certification: Zaidan-hojin The Japan Grain Inspection Association

Raw Materials: unpolished rice
100% Koshihikari produced in Niigata Uonuma

Koshihikari From Uonuma


We eat rice almost every day, and freshly cooked rice is delicious no matter what you eat. They say that rice "makes a difference when it's cold", and I think that's really true. Well, recently we freeze the leftover rice right away, so it's hard to see it as cold rice at home... Aside from that, there are times when I come across extremely good rice. When you meet such rice, where you can eat it with no side dishes, you can't help but feel happy.

It's a shame that I haven't had Koshihikari From Uonuma, which is famous for its deliciousness, even though I've been eating so much rice. So, I decided to spend a little more money than usual, which is more important than life, and try to eat that rice.


When I ate the cooked rice with excitement, it looked, smelled and tasted the same as the usual rice. It's the same as the organic Akitakomachi (organic rice bought directly from a farmer) that we had been eating until yesterday. After all, I wonder if it's different when it cools down. No, maybe it means that I've been eating enough delicious rice until now.

It's not a fake, is it~. Or maybe it's the same Uonuma, but there are different kinds.

Postscript)
Later, I asked a farmer about it, and he told me that even if they produced the same brand of rice in the same area, they could produce a completely different taste depending on the temperature of the water and the way they dried the rice after harvesting (machine drying, sun-drying). Some people buy and eat them directly from farmers who take the trouble to sun-dry them. If you want to eat delicious rice, it's better to buy it from the farmer's office.

Afterword)
Anyway, let's watch out for impersonation of provenance! With that in mind, pick up the news below.

2017.05, Niigata Prefecture announced on the 8th that at least 9.6% of the rice sold nationwide in fiscal 2016 as "Niigata Koshihikari" had been contaminated with varieties other than the prefectural Koshihikari.

2017.02 According to a report in the February 18 issue of the economic magazine Weekly Diamond, the magazine haphazardly selected 10 grains of rice from three brands of domestically produced Koshihikari, which were sold by a rice wholesaler in Kyoto, the JA group, and commissioned a specialized inspection agency to inspect them, and as a result, 6 out of 10 grains of Shiga Koshihikari, 4 out of 10 grains of Uonuma Koshihikari, and 3 out of 10 grains of Kyoto Tango Koshihikari were determined to be Chinese Koshihikari.
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