A long-time favourite of rice connoisseurs and sushi masters, the Ohitsu rice bowl is the perfect way to keep just-cooked rice warm and perfectly textured for a long period. Whereas the wide Hangiri bowl is the perfect vessel for mixing freshly cooked rice with seasonings, the Ohitsu wooden rice bucket is where seasoned rice is stored before being shaped.
Keep delicious sushi rice in perfect condition
When it comes to preparing good quality sushi, perfecting the sushi rice is the most important step to master. In traditional sushi restaurants, you may see the warm rice being stored in a wooden lidded container - this Ohitsu is an essential step to maintaining delicious rice in optimum condition before being shaped by the chef.
The secret of cypress wood
Kiso Sawara Cypress wood has been the preferred material for holding sushi rice for centuries, owing to its highly hygroscopic properties - in other words, the wood absorbs extra water. This regulation of moisture content holds the sticky texture of your rice longer than any other material. Cypress wood will also heighten the aroma, flavour and sweetness of the rice. Covered with a clean, damp cloth, this beautiful wooden rice bucket can keep rice in perfect condition at room temperature for 12 hours.
Cypress wood is waterproof, and the high resin content means it is naturally antibacterial. Bound with traditional copper, this is a striking addition to any kitchen and a game-changing way of keeping rice delicious.
Available in two sizes:
24cm x 15.5cm
30cm x 19cm
Care instructions for the bowls can be found HERE