Shizuoka Prefecture 'Sakura' Rice

Shizuoka Prefecture 'Sakura' Rice

All Shizuoka prefecture natives love this. It's not haute cuisine, nor is the rice seasoned with sakura cherry blossoms (despite the name), but it has a homey, down-to-earth flavor that you'll love.

Ingredients: 3 rice cooker cups' worth (540 ml) of uncooked rice

3 rice cooker cups - 540 ml
Soy sauce
3 to 4 tablespoons
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons


1. Rinse the rice, and add soy sauce, sake, water up to the usual level in your rice cooker. I recommend using a little bit more water than usual.
2. Then, just cook the rice as usual! If you have any rice left over, make it into onigiri (rice balls), and have them as a night-time snack or for breakfast.

Story Behind this Recipe

I learned that this rice is a Shizuoka-only thing for the first time when it was featured on TV! I made it for the first time in ages. It's a very nostalgic dish for me.