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Every year Kobe Jones Restaurants serve more than 10 tonnes of rice. So when we introduce a new rice, as we’ve recently done on all our Autumn and Winter menus, we thought you’d like to know something about it. Akitakomachi is a premium short-grain rice, originally from Akita prefecture but now grown all around the world in similar environs. We import our Akitakomachi from Uruguay. It is similar to Nishiki rice but slightly less sticky. Because its water content is high, its grain stays plump, which our chefs especially favour for sushi but it’s also excellent for mochi (where a bit of chewiness is required) and portable foods like onigiri where the grains cling together even when cold.