Hangiri

Hangiri
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Wooden rice bowl (or Hangiri)

A hangiri is a cypress wood barrel/tub used in the sushi rice preparation process. Its main function is to make the rice cool faster due to its unique shape, and moisture absorption ability.

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Hangiris are pretty expensive, and that is probably why most home sushi makers prefer using a cheaper plastic bowl alternative. Basically, any non-metalic bowl is suitable enough for holding the rice while it cools, but nothing does it as well as Hangiri. A simple hangiri should cost around $25-50, while a professional hangiri like the ones used in restaurants cost a few hundred or more.

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