An heirloom Japanese , short-grain rice with delicate , nutty flavor and chewy texture .
BASIC COOKING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Before cooking, cover rice with cool water, swirl, scoop off any floating debris, and drain. This will remove any remaining hulls and clean the rice.
Rice to water ratio 1 : 1.5
Measure water and bring to a boil. Immediately add rice, cover pot, and simmer, untouched, without stirring, at lowest heat for 50 minutes.
NOTES OF IMPORTANCE:
* Ratio uses less water than common brown rice. This reflects the freshness of the rice, and potentially the freshness of the oils. The sticky and sweet rice varieties will especially benefit from this ratio, minimizing their sticky tendencies.
* Rice comes with a papery hull surrounding each grain. These must be removed for eating. When the rice is hulled, the grains, being now exposed and slightly impacted, begin to oxidize and the natural oils begin to age, much like flours do post-milling, although to a much lesser degree. We hull our rice in small size batches, reducing the time lapse between hulling and consumption. This yields a brown rice without bitterness, and instead reveals the fresh aromatic qualities of rice. Production for local consumption, variety selection, as well as growing methods also play their role.
* Rice, being a “milled” product due to the hulling process, is best stored in a refrigerator or freezer.
Meet-up happens in the parking lot. I will call you if the ETA changes, but expect to be available to meet-up 30 minutes earlier or later than the noted ETA. I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
Next Step Produce (Newburg, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Both Saturday and Tuesday pickups are available as of 9 am. You are welcome to pickup at your convenience any time or day after that.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION:
You deserve a new customer orientation! Upon placing your first order for pickup from this location, please provide your requested day and time for your first-time pickup in the comments section provided. We will send you an email to confirm or reschedule. After your new customer orientation, you will be self-sufficient!
Wakefield Hall Apartment (Washington DC)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS: Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.
There is a half-circle driveway where you can short-term park. You will be provided with a code to enter the apartment building.
IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME PICKING UP FROM THIS LOCATION: Please make note of that in the comments section upon placing your order. I will provide you with the code to enter the apartment building, and I will also add a one time $30 bag fee to your first order so that we can interchange between two bags.
UPON PICKUP: Your NSP bag will be waiting for you in the lobby. Take it and leave your payment in an envelope, dropping it through the slot of the office door next to the lobby (up a couple steps and to the left as you enter). At your following order, bring back the bag, leaving it in place of your new one.
Zen and Vitality with Zoa (LaPlata, MD)
PICKUP DAY AND HOURS:
Saturday pickups by appointment 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Tuesday pickups by appointment 8:30 am - 6:30 pm.