Top Japanese Shortgrain from Miyagi
Rice is to sushi what thread is to a needle. For the Japanese, rice is not just a humble food staple but a prized element of their cuisine. To make the best sushi, we source premium Japanese shortgrain direct from Miyagi, the prefecture growing the highest quality sumeishi used by top restaurants.
There is Such a Thing as Fresh Rice Too
Shinmai しんまい is the term for rice that is harvested and packaged for sale within the year. Being freshly harvested, the cooked grains have on average 15% more moisture than old rice (aka Komai こまい), making them more plump, full and perfectly sticky. Its sweetness is the perfect accompaniment for raw fish, and the only kind we use in our sushi.