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Uchiwa



An Uchiwa is round paddle-shaped paper fan used in Japan for fanning rice to be used for sushi.

It can be a fixed one of paper spread out over a frame, or a folding one, or even a regular paper fan not dedicated to kitchen use.

There is no set rule about how long to fan the rice for: some say fan for 5 minutes, some say 10 to 15 minutes. Some advise to fan while mixing the rice, others say that fanning after mixing is fine.

Some more progressive souls will even use a handheld battery-powered fan, or or an electric fan set nearby on low.

Substitutes

Any fan, electric or manual.


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Citation

Oulton, Randal. "Uchiwa." CooksInfo.com. Published 22 July 2006; revised 15 February 2007. Web. Accessed 12/16/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/uchiwa>.

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