How to Cook Brown Rice yutori-ho

How to cook brown rice the ninja way yutori-ho

There were two ways of cooking brown rice, but both were quite different from modern methods.

The first method was as follows:

  1. Put brown rice in pot.
  2. Add slightly more water than you would normally use to cook rice, boil thoroughly, then place in a “zaru” (small bamboo basket) to strain off the stock.
  3. Cover with a zaru and allow the rice to steam itself. This method of cooking brow rice was called “yutori-ho”