Japanology Plus - Rice

NHK -- Mar 20
From sushi to sake, rice is an absolutely essential part of Japanese cuisine.
Appliance makers offer state-of-the-art rice cookers with elaborate functions, while a "rice-cooking wizard" keeps on making rice the time-honored way. Our expert guest this time is Mitsuo Ishizuka, a 10th-generation rice farmer in Niigata (Japan's "rice basket") who works hard to promote awareness about Japanese agriculture. And in Plus One, how to cook delicious rice even if you don't have a rice cooker.