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Japanese Multigrain Rice

Japanese Multigrain Rice Recipe

I am using Japanese short-grain rice & one sachet of 16-grains rice mix for this recipe. The brand I am using does not require the grains to be washed and it’s compatible with 1 cup uncooked rice – do read the packaging instructions for the brand you bought.

Check out the step-by-step photos on the previous page.


  • 1 cup (about 180g) Japanese short-grain white rice
  • 1 sachet (about 25g) 16-grains rice mix
  • 1 3/4 cup water

You also need:

  • rice cooker


  1. Wash rice. Measure and add the rice in the rice cooker’s inner pot. Wash the rice in about 2 changes of water in a circular motion, or until water starts to become less cloudy. Drain the water using a fine wire sieve, while retaining the drained rice in the rice cooker inner pot.
  2. Add water and cook. Measure and add 1 3/4 cup water into the inner pot. Empty the multigrain sachet into the inner pot. Stir to distribute the grains evenly. Set rice cooker to ‘COOK’.
  3. When cooked, fluff up the 16-grain rice with a rice paddle and it’s ready to be served.

Cooking Note(s):

  1. Some people prefer to wash the rice 3-5 changes of water until the water is completely clear, so this is up to you.
  2. Leftover rice can be kept in a covered food container. For best results, wrap the rice with cling to prevent it from drying out in the fridge. To reheat, remove the cling wrap, place required amount on the plate and microwave at 600W for about 2 minutes, along with a small ramekin of water. Stir through the rice to ensure they are evenly heated.
  3. You can use the water for washing the rice to water house plants.
  4. Use the same cup for measuring the rice and the water required in the rice cooker inner pot.
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4 comments on “Japanese Multigrain Rice”

  1. Lovely colour with light purple tone and so fluffy … this is a perfect side!

  2. I like that it comes in individual sachet which is very convenient. The rice really looks pretty with the addition of multigrains.
    Not sure if I can find this here. I have not gone to Japanese supermarket for a long long time . There are not many to start with – only two near where we stay. These stores are not spacious at all, and usually crowded, so I avoid (due to Covid).
    Daiso here is hopeless , not much food items. Also no Don Don Donki here. Sad.

  3. Do you think this would work with jasmine rice instead of japanese short grain?

    • I think you can use jasmine long grain rice, but you need to adjust the water accordingly (possibly less water than to cook short-grain).

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