MOD EDIT by Chip: I moved this to green teas. In addition, I will do a post quoting from the other related current topic, making this the official genmai/mugi experimentation topic.
The other topic is more related more to buying it already made.
So, anyway ... wemt shopping today!
I picked up a few different rices today to experiment with.
some long grain,
some interesting blends.
One blend contains Texmatt brown,and red rice with pearled barley and "rye berries." Could be interesting???
I also have a deep red rice called "sweet rice" from a Korean friend that I will experiment with, no, it is not sweetened. but will definitely color a brew either red or brown.
And a stainless steel pan vs the teflon I had been using.
And now a question. I was reading labels and noticed some needed to be cooked (if I was cooking rice) up to 45 minutes which I presume are the minimally processed rices. Then I came across a few that needed to be cooked only 15, one indicated it was parboiled. But some did not. The one intrigued me and made me wonder if such a product might give me better results for genmai, or I at least thought it was worth trying. It contains Texmatt white, brown, wild, and red rice. The rice grains appear slightly puffed and rougher looking.
So, had anyone experimented with rice that would require shorter cooking time, if you were cooking?