How much yen would you lay down for the ability to create the perfect bowl of rice every time you try? If your answer was less than six digits, you may be out of luck. Japanese consumers have been forking over the dough for Honsumigama, the latest line of rice cookers from Mitsubishi. The appliance utilizes bowls crafted of 99.9% carbon, which are said to distribute heat more evenly, allowing the rice to retain more of its nutritional value.
Now, we normally switch off upon hearing about the benefits of coenzyme-this or amino-that … but that’s just us. If your rice can never be too "tsuya-tsuya" (shiny) or "fukkura" (sticky), grab a bag of koshihikari from the famed paddies of Niigata’s Uonoma region and get to it. (Beau Miller/Metropolis)© Japan Today