Japanese home-cooking, from an international perspective, has an image of highly refined cuisine. In fact, cooking that much on a daily basis requires a great deal of time, so commercially available seasoning that can give a full flavor, packets of ready-cut vegetables, and frozen food are commonly used. Furthermore, high-performance cooking appliances that save time when cooking are also extremely useful.
High-tech Rice Cookers Become Increasingly Sophisticated
In Japan, though bread and pasta are popular, rice is the typical staple food.It is said that rice cultivation and harvesting began in Japan thousands of years ago, and rice is considered one of the main pillars of Japanese culture.
Technology for the processing of Japanese rice is highly developed. In particular, much enthusiasm has gone into improving the rice-cooking process, whereby rice is boiled in water and made ready to eat. This attitude to rice has remained unchanged up to the present time, though we no longer use firewood for cooking and use gas or electricity instead.
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