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Haiga rice — nutritious and plain

 
If you eat a lot of white rice, you should look out for this wonderful stuff, which has the haiga (germ) still attached. You don’t get the fiber that you would with brown rice, but you do get all the vitamins and minerals that are normally stripped away when the rice is milled and polished. Consider it like that “whitewheat” bread you buy for your kids who only like white food. 

This particular variety is koshihikari short grain, which has a wonderful sweetness to the flavor as well as a soft texture that can turn sticky with too much water. I usually go with about 1 1/3 cups water to 1 cup rice when I cook it, and I always make sure to give it a good rinse and and half-hour soak first. 

This bag (about 5 pounds) costs a little over $7. I got it at Super H Mart, but I also often pick it up at Tomato Japanese Grocery (7124 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., Norcross).

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