Banko Yaki Japanese Earthenware Rice Pot 3 gou & 5 gou
This Banko Yaki earthenware rice cooking pot makes fluffy, glistening rice and is great for making plain rice, variety of vegetable dishes and Miso soup. Microwaveable safe.
From the manufacture directly translated from Japanese to English.
Please use the following guideline for the amount of water to add when cooking white rice. This is a rule of thumb.
1 gou uncooked rice, approx. 180 cc (3/4 cup) and 200 cc (7/8 cup)water
2 gou uncooked rice, approx. 360 cc (1-1/2 cups) and 400 cc (1-3/4 cups)water
3 gou uncooked rice, approx. 540 cc (2-1/3 cups) and 600 cc (2-2/3 cups) water
4 gou uncooked rice, approx. 720 cc (3 cups) and 800 cc (3-1/2 cups) water
5 gou uncooked rice, approx. 900 cc (4 cups) and 1,000 cc (4 cups) water
BASIC COOKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR 3 GOU WHITE RICE:
First, wash 3 gou (2-1/3 cups, 540cc) rice thoroughly and then put rice with about 600 cc (2-2/3 cups) of water into the pot.
Use the lines inside the pot as a guideline 2 gou and 3 gou going upward indicating the amount of water for size 3 gou pot.
Use the lines inside the pot as a guideline 3 gou, 4 gou and 5 gou going upward indicating the amount of water for size 5 gou pot.
Please adjust the amount of water based on your particular rice and preference.
Soak the rice for at least 20 minutes. This is very important when cooking with this pot. The optimal soaking time will depend on the quality of the rice.
Place cover lid on pot. Now you are ready to cook.
Cooking time on a gas cook top: Cover over medium-high heat for 11-18 minutes, and then turn off heat.
1 gou - 11 minutes cooking time from water
2 gou - 13 minutes cooking time from water
3 gou - 15 minutes cooking time from water
4 gou - 17 minutes cooking time from water
5 gou - 18 minutes cooking time from water
Shutoff time is about 3 minutes after steam starts blowing out of hole on the top lid. However, you can extend about 1-2 minutes if you wish to have a tasty okoge which is crispy toasted rice at the bottom of the pot.
In case you want to make Takikomi gohan, which is mixed ingredients with rice, add ingredients at the same time as rice after steam starts low heat for 5-7 minutes cooking. Please careful spill over if you have too high heat.
With the heat off, let rice continue to steam for 10 to 20 minutes. DO NOT lift the lid during this time. After the rice has cooked, remove the lid to allow any remaining steam to escape. Fluff up the rice thoroughly with wooden shamoji or plastic spatula. Carefully fluff up without smashing down rice.
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Always protect your hands with oven mitts and pot holders when handles are hot.
Use wooden trivet to protect countertops and tables.
Wash pot with soft sponge or tawashi in warm water after cool down. Rinse with water and dry well before store the pot.
Made by Misuzu Ceramic in Japan
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