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Great Rice, LLC
The secret to delicious rice is determined by a farmer’s skills and the rice polishing date.
Even in the United States, Japanese-grown rice is now readily available online and
at grocery stores. However, the rice that is generally distributed here is purchased from many farmers with different techniques and experience, all mixed together and sold in bags, so the taste and texture will differ depending on the bag.
Fresh rice is best! Oxidation starts when the rice is polished. The rice polishing date is very important for delicious fresh rice. Much of the Japanese-grown rice sold in the United States was milled in Japan several months to a year or more ago by large wholesalers.
We purchase brown rice directly from Sanei Farm on the Shonai Plain located in Yamagata
Prefecture. Sanei Farm has a history of over 400 years, since the Edo period. They produce rice that is healthy and safe. Once harvested the rice is stored in temperature-controlled
warehouses, before being shipped to our warehouse in Kent, WA. We only mill
rice after we have received your order, guaranteeing delicious rice every time.
We are pleased to offer four varieties of Yamagata's finest rice:
"Tsuyahime", "Yukiwakamaru", "Haenuki" and "Organic farmed rice Haenuki". These varieties are hard to find even in Japan.
Climate controlled rice storage
Freshly harvested brown rice is stored in a climate-controlled warehouse in Yamagata, before being shipped directly to our facility in Seattle.
Automated milling process
Great Rice uses a Satake rice mill, imported direct from Japan, to provide the cleanest and freshest rice possible to our customers.
We mill our rice for "musenmai", which means "wash-free rice", standards. Wash-free rice is environmentally friendly since the rice doesn't need to be washed before cooking. This process also ensures a consistently delicious pot of rice every time.