Last night I had dinner with my friends the Slabs. They used to live around here, but then they up and moved to Portland. Whenever they come down to visit (they have family here), they ask if they can pony express anything for me. I always have them bring me a big bag of rice. You see, Japanese people can be a little fixated on their rice. My mother, who works at a little Japanese market, believes that Califoria rice is better than rice grown in Japan. And it’s not just ANY California rice. It has to be grown by Koda Farms in Dos Palos, CA. They produce a limited amount of rice and sell it through the Kokuho Rose brand. I remember a couple years when the market had to have a lottery system when the rice came in. People were LINED UP outside to get their Koda Farms rice! Anyway, I am not that picky about rice, but it sure is nice when a 20-lb bag of Koda Farms rice shows up on my doorstep!
By the way, you CAN get this rice in California. In fact, I bought a bag in San Jose last year.