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Mai Satoda releases book on best ways to eat rice

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"Talent" Mai Satoda, 27, is now an author. She has just released a book, "How to Eat the Best Rice in the World," which features recipes of rice dishes that she cooked in Sado, Niigata Prefecture.

Reporters at the book launch were more interested in her love life and asked Satoda about her boyfriend, baseball player Masahiro Tanaka, 22. Satoda said he hasn't complained about her cooking. But she said the couple have no wedding plans just yet.

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I guess the rice dishes were all made with Japanese rice.Great in depth questioning by the J reporters.

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Is this with or without the caesium? I fancy the caesium nuki type myself.

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did she invent the ideas for the recipes herself? Or were they concocted by a nameless chef behind the scenes?

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Or were they concocted by a nameless chef behind the scenes?

Like all the other books or tv shows about cooking by "talento" as well?

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best way to eat rice is with my mouth

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With chopsticks?

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I've eaten rice in many countries across different continents, yet to taste the "best in the world" stuff. seems to be an ingrained concept here, though.

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The best way to eat rice? As rice pudding of course. Otherwise, it is bland and boring.

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Rice from Kagoshima is the only choice now.

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The best way to eat rice? As rice pudding of course. Otherwise, it is bland and boring.

There'd certainly be nothing boring about curry-and-rice-pudding, but....

There is no 'best' way to eat any food. It all depends on what you like, and what else you're eating with it.

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I am speechless. I have to respect her for coming up with the most ridiculous idea ever. As for me, the best way to eat rice is with a spoon from a soup.

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"Satoda said he ( her boyfriend ) hasn't complained about her cooking"

Either she's a good cook or he's a sweet guy. Or both!

"best way to eat rice is with my mouth"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, that made me laugh out loud!

"The best way to eat rice? As rice pudding of course"

Agreed, but 999 out of 1,000 Japanese will disagree. I know this because I have served my excellent rice pudding to 1,000 Japanese and only one liked it. OK, I'm exaggerating a little, I've served it to maybe 30 Japanese and none of them liked it, but I'm guessing that at least one in 1,000 would.

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How could anyone NOT love rice pudding, Serrano? Probably the best rice dish ever invented.

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Well I for one do not like rice pudding. Why you might ask? I dislike the texture and flavor as well. BTW no one in my large family does either.

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Reporters at the book launch were more interested in her love life

She should have thrown rice balls at them for not treating her as a professional author, and yelled, "Pigs! Pigs! All of you! This is a book launch, not an invitation into my personal life!" That would be fun, and would also give the reporters something else to put into their stories.

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Haha...spot on

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Farmboy, qute honestly, if you were a reporter, what kind of questions would you have asked her? The interview ends with 2 questions: 1. How did you get the idea of writing such a book? 2. What will be the topic of your next book? And coming all this way for that, who can blame the reporters.

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A book on the best ways to eat rice? With your mouth, of course. Although, I do remember seeing an episode of Southpark that showed a different way of eating. I wonder if that is mentioned in the book.

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I love Tarento! They are like a wlking Wikipedia. By the way, try putting raisins and pine nuts in your rice pudding, and sprinkle with sugar cinnamon, and more Japanese will like your pudding!

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walking

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on the corner where i live i get home-hand-made fresh onigiri. it's the best heavenly rice in the world. hope this cute girl wrote down the secrets on "howto" make good stuff. in general, japan's food is the best in the world, partly thanks to its pure simplicity, perfect combination of minimal number of ingredients.

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There'd certainly be nothing boring about curry-and-rice-pudding

If anyone combined curry AND rice pudding together deserves to get scolded!

The best way to eat rice? As rice pudding of course.

@Bura You are speaking my language! Now as for just plain rice pudding and I mean, the real good mexican stuff, Vanilla or Tapioca and cinnamon. By the way, the best way to eat rice, depends on which day of the week it is...fork, chopsticks, spoon. Fri and Sat, usually with your hands.

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Mai should promote best ways to eat non-Japanese grown rice, as her country is a radioactive cesspool.

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With the title of "“How to Eat the Best Rice in the World,” she probably had Paris Hilton co-author it!

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best ways to eat rice

Step one: choose a brand of rice from southwestern Japan, or foreign if possible.

Step two: test rice in a spectrometer for ionizing radiation.

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is sure that Japanese rice is best to eat. personally other than that would be worse unfortunately.

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How to Eat Rice

1) Cook it.

2) Place in mouth.

3) Chew.

4) Swallow*.

*This step may be omitted if one wishes to reduce one's calorie intake.

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Many of you automatically assume that Japan only has Japanese rice.

In fact, 90% of the rice sold in Japan is from China!! Japanese rice is, for the most part, exported overseas where it fetches a higher price.

And I'm assuming that this woman has virtually no culinary skills, but has merely pieced together, recipes she's learned (like 95% of Japanese women) from her mother and grandmother. Nothing wrong with that, but the fact that this even made the news, shows that it's just for publicity to get people to buy her book, and that someone actually believes this is more important than world affairs!

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@Serrano - yes, you're right about the rice pudding thing!

Tell Japanese about rice pudding and they balk at the idea! Literally! But it's perfectly okay to put seafood at the bottom of a custard pudding!

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But it's perfectly okay to put seafood at the bottom of a custard pudding!

Chawanmushi is not custard pudding.

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Excuse me, not custard in the traditional sense of a desert sweet pudding.

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Well, the ingredients of Chawanmushi and Custard both contain eggs, but they are pretty different.

Maybe Quiche might be a better comparison?

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Step 1: Go and find a good restaurant!

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Maybe Quiche might be a better comparison?

Doubtful seeing as how one is steamed and the other baked.

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Yes, Yubaru, analogies are never precise.

A shamisen or sanshin is not a Japanese banjo.

But for one who's never seen or heard one, it's a little close.

I think quiche is closer to chawanmushi than custard.

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Stay on topic please.

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I love the way Japanese automatically pontificate about how their rice is better than any other, when the vast majority of them have never tasted any other form of rice for comparison, and as a poster above noted, most of the "Japanese" rice they rave about is imported from China.

It's like seeing one film, declaring it the best film ever made, and watching nothing else for the rest of your life. And not knowing it was made in a foreign country.

Sadly, this cultlike indoctrination is probably going to cause a massive increase in cancers over the next few years, since the brainwashed devotees will refuse to consider the possibility that radioactive contamination could affect their Holy Grain and they'll keep shovelling it down pretending it tastes of something.

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In fact, 90% of the rice sold in Japan is from China!! Japanese rice is, for the most part, exported overseas where it fetches a higher price.

Got anything to back that up with?

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