Akita Komachi: The Poet’s Rice
Reputed for its tolerance for frost and disease, Akita Komachi is a variety of rice with strong umami and sweetness. It also has the perfect balance between stickiness and texture. Named after Ononokomachi, a poet from the Heian period (794 to 1185) and Akita native, Akita Komachi maintains its taste even when cold, making it suitable for onigiri rice balls and bento boxes.
April 30, 2016