Koshihikari is the crown jewel of Japanese short-grain rice, noted for its sweet, nutty taste and slight stickiness; it is especially suited to sushi.
Koshihikari came from initiatives to increase rice-production in the immediate postwar era when people struggled to fill their stomachs.
The Rice plant is a grass that can grow 3-5 ft in Water. The stems are upright and are composed of a series of joint like nodes. The grain is the most economically important part that grows from each node. Rice is fun to grow and a great educational project for your kids. You don't need to grow a whole paddy. In fact you can grow quite a bit with some buckets or pots. We give you instructions on how to do this.