Hitomebore Rice
Premium Short Grain


Hinode short grain Hitomebore is a premium variety of rice that originated in Japan. The grains are glossy and soft when cooked, with a sticky yet smooth texture. The hint of sweetness and pure aroma of Hitomebore rice is best when served as traditional table rice or in sushi.

Simplicity is tradition when serving Hitomebore. There’s is no need for heavy sauces or strong spices when serving premium short grain rice. Try sprinkling Hitomebore rice with Furikake seasoning; a simple blend of sesame and seaweed.

Hitomebore tastes wonderful warm or cold. Its stickiness makes it one of the best types of rice for sushi or nigiri, Japanese rice balls. Our most loyal Hitomebore customers are professional sushi chefs, a notoriously particular bunch. If you are an “any rice will do” kind of cook, Hitomebore will change your ways. In Japanese, Hitomebore means falling in love at the first glance. You’ll fall in love with Hitomebore at the first taste.

Grown In USA
Available in 15lb bags

How To Cook Rice

Rice Cooker
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions as water ratios and cook times vary by rice cooker. If rice cooker directions are not available, try the ratios in the Rice Measurement Chart below.

  1. Rinse rice in water until it becomes clear.
  2. Add rice and water as instructed by rice cooker and stir well.
  3. For best texture, soak rice for 20 minutes in water before cooking.
  4. Close lid and start rice cooker. Use white rice setting if available.
  5. When cooking ends, rice cooker will switch to warm setting.
  6. Let stand covered for 10 minutes, then fluff and serve.

Stove Top

  1. Find desired servings in Rice Measurement Chart below.
  2. Rinse rice in water until it becomes clear.
  3. Add selected rice and water levels to sauce pan and stir well.
  4. For best texture, soak rice for 20 minutes in water before cooking.
  5. Close lid, bring water to a boil for just a minute.
  6. Reduce to a low simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until moisture is absorbed.
  7. Remove from heat, let stand covered for 10 minutes, then fluff and serve.

NOTE: For softer rice, add ¼ cup more water and cook for 5 minutes longer. For firmer rice, add ¼ cup less water and cook for 5 minutes less.
Rice Measurement Chart

Rice (Uncooked Cups) 2 3 4
Water (Cups) 2 1/4 3 1/3 4 1/2
Yields (Cooked Rice Cups) 6 9 12
Servings (1/4 Cup Uncooked Rice Per Serving) 8 12 16

Storage Guide
Store in a cool dry place out of sunlight. Refrigerate or freeze to extend the shelf life as needed.
For more cooking tips, visit the Cooking Rice 101 page.

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup (48g)

Makes 3/4 cup prepared

Servings Per Cotainer about 142

Amount Per Serving

Calories 170

Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0g


Saturated Fat 0g


Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg


Sodium 5mg


Total Carbohydrate 38g


Dietary Fiber 0g


Sugars 0g

Protein 3g

  • Vitamin A
  • 0%
  • Vitamin C
  • 0%
  • Calcium
  • 0%
  • Iron
  • 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500

Total Fat

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Sat Fat

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Ingredients: Milled Rice