Cooking & Storage

Better Cooking Brown Rice

Gen-Ji-Mai® rice is a quicker cooking and healthier brown rice.

Better Tasting Brown Rice

Stove Top:
Stove top cooking is a conventional method for cooking rice and simply requires utensils that are probably already in your kitchen!

  • Place 2 cups of rice into a medium-size pot
  • Add 2 ¾ cups water and stir lightly
  • Let rice and water stand for 30 minutes (optional)
  • Cover pot and bring to boil over high heat
  • Reduce to low heat and simmer 25 minutes or until water is fully absorbed
  • Remove from heat, let rice stand covered for 15 minutes, and serve
  • Enjoy!

Rice Cooker:
The rice cooker is a reliable, dependable method of cooking rice. Cook time and outcome might vary by manufacturer

  • Pour 2 cups of rice into the inner pan of the rice cooker
  • Add water as suggested by the rice cooker manufacturer
  • Let rice and water stand for 30 minutes (optional)
  • Turn rice cooker on to the white rice function (even for Gen-Ji-Mai)
  • Stir and loosen rice after cooking has been completed, then serve
  • Enjoy!

Helpful Hints!

  • Microwaving Gen-Ji-Mai as a means of cooking is not recommended
  • When reheating using a range or oven, add 2 tablespoons of liquid for each cup of cooked rice, then cover and heat through (about 5 minutes)
  • In a microwave oven, cover and cook on high for about 1 minute per cup
  • Frozen cooked rice may be cooked 2 minutes on high power for each cup, fluff with fork

If stored properly, uncooked Gen-Ji-Mai has a 6-month shelf life. With proper storage technique, the flavor and consistency will remain delicious.

Storing Uncooked Rice:

  • Store in an air-tight container or in the resealable Gen-Ji-Mai bag
  • Store in a dry, cool cabinet and avoid direct sunlight
  • Uncooked rice can be frozen for up to one year

Storing Cooked Rice:

  • Cooked rice may be stored in the refrigerator for 3 to 5 days or frozen up to 6 months.
  • USDA recommends to cool to 70 °F within 2 hours and from 70 °F to 40 °F within an additional 4 hours.
  • Keep cold rice at 41 °F or below

For more even more storage and food safety tips,
please visit the USA Rice website