Nijinokirameki 2kg

  • A completely new type of High quality original Japanese rice Koshihikari from Niigata Prefecture. 
  • Medium sticky, less sweeter than Koshihikari but mochi type rice.  
  • Ideal for donburi and as a side dish to Japanese and non-Japanese dishes.    
  • High content of fibre, minerals and vitamins in comparison with other types of non-Japanese types of white rice.  
  • Helps to improve healthy rhythm, provides perfect energy and helps with healthy lifestyle. 
  • New taste new experience mochi life. 
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Nijinokirameki 2kg
Nijinokirameki 2kg
Fresh Japanese rice
Fresh Japanese rice
Directly from Japanese farmers.
Authentic taste of Japan
Authentic taste of Japan
Try how rice should really taste.
Send every Monday
Delivered immediately after rice is polished.
Japanese rice is freshly polished.
Doesn't get any fresher with us than this.

“Niji no Kirameki” is a new type of rice developed only recently in 2018. It was named “Niji no Kirameki’’ because it has a rainbow-like exterior and the rice comes out very glossy when it is cooked. In recent years, the quality of rice has been negatively affected by the increase in temperature and by inevitable progress of global warming.

This type of rice was developed to cope with this undesired situation as it has excellent high temperature tolerance and it is easier to grow, cultivate and harvest. As a result, it has 15% higher production rate than Koshihikari and the rice culms of Nijinokirameki are much shorter and the rice therefore does not easily fall over. This type of rice is also very resistant to rice diseases, making it a rice much easier grown and harvested than other types of Japanese rice.


Taste and Characteristics

Nijinokirameki is as delicious as Koshihikari. Its grains are large. And it has a beautiful glossy finish. It has a chewy texture, strong sweetness and stickiness, making it ideal for any side dish. It is also very good once cold as it retains its softness and does not harden, and therefore it is very good for onigiri.

Overall this rice has a very good balance and has very good texture resembling Akitakomachi rice. The Nijinokirameki from Niigata prefecture is probably most recommended as it comes very close to the amazing taste of Koshihikari.


Best dishes that go well with Nijinokirameki
The rice is sweet and sticky and has beautiful gloss about it. It is recommended for onigiri or to be eaten by itself as a side dish to other dishes. It is also good for sushi especially commercial use as it is slightly cheaper and it is easier to work with. It does not become soggy and works well with different ingredients. It is also recommended to use this rice for donburi Japanese rice bowls.


Why is our rice the freshest?  

M.Y.JAPAN guarantees that our rice is the freshest possible in the whole Europe. We import our rice direkty from Japanese farmers in the brown form to maintain the highest quality and store our rice in cold place to keep the high quality and taste. We then polish the rice only after it has been ordered. After it's been polished, the package the rice immediately in high quality Japanese craft paper and dispatch it to you. This way we are totally confident that our rice is the freshest in Europe and even exceeds the quality of rice sold in Japan.

The date of polishing is clearly indicated on the package. We suggest to consume our rice within three months of the polishing to match the authentic taste of Japanese rice offered in Japan. However, the expiry date is one year from the date of polishing. 


How to cook rice

1. Gently rinse the rice at least three time in cold water. Be careful not to damage individual grains. It is recommended to use colander when washing rice.

2. Once the rice is rinsed, put into a pot, preferable use stainless pot. For 150 grams of rice, use 180 ml of water. Rice and water ratio should be 1:1.2. Use only cold water.

3. Recommended to let the rice sit in water for about 30 minutes.

4. Start cooking rice. Ideally use rice cooker. If you do not have a rice cooker, use stainless pot.

5. If you use rice cooker, set it as per instructions. If you use stainless pot, once rice starts to boil, gently stir and put on medium to cook for around 10 minutes. Greatly varies depending on the intensity of the stove. After around 10 minutes, let the rice sit for another 10 minutes.

6. Rice should be finished. Gently stir so that air gets in between the individual grains. And let breathe shortly. This will let the remaining water to evaporate and allow the sweetness to spread out.

7. Rice is ready to serve. Enjoy our delicious rice.


Rice should be stored in a cool and dry place. Avoid sun, water and moisture. Rice absorbs the smell of fish and meat, and should be stored away from these.


Additional parameters

Category: Nijinokirameki
Weight: 2 kg