Staff blog: Wooden Product: Lacquerware_Benizakura set
TITLE: Grade-up Your Breakfast Rice
“When eating rice, there are simple routine you can do at home that would make your rice taste better.” “Eating with elegant tableware is included in the definition of eating a tasteful meal.”
Japan Grain Inspection Association conducts an annual inspection of rice from all over Japan to give grading. It is reported that the number of highest grade of rice is increasing in recent years. Good rice deserves to be treated well. When eating rice, there are simple routine you can do at home that would make your rice taste better. If you do not have frequent access to the highest grade of rice and want to save what you have as much as possible, you can mix normal rice and highest grade of rice with ratio of 7 to 3. This should save the use of highest grade of rice yet enjoy the taste of it. Also, when the rice cooker finishes cooking rice, you turn off the rice cooker, open the lid, mix the rice, and leave a cloth over the cooker. In the summer, leave it for 30 seconds, 1 minute in the winter. When rice is exposed to air, it tries to prevent moisture from leaving and creates a layer of protein which gives rice firmness.
You can appreciate the cooked rice when served. When rice is served onto proper dish, you can really see the glossiness of it. Benizakura rice bowl, miso soup bowl and chopstick set is perfect to enjoy the graded-up rice. They are a set of lacquerware using cherry blossom wood and red lacquer. Because of the use of cherry blossom wood and red lacquer, this set is called benizakura, meaning “red cherry blossom”. White rice would look splendid in this elegant lacquerware!
Eating with elegant tableware is included in the definition of eating a tasteful meal. Let your eyes and tongue savor the meal!