Vietnamese ST25 rice used in Japanese Cabinet Office lunch

10:25:27 AM | 9/15/2022

For the first time, Vietnam's ST25 rice has been used to process dishes on the menu of the Japanese Cabinet Office, Minister of Agricultural and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan has said at the recent government meeting.

On September 2, fried rice using ST25 rice from Vietnam became a "special lunch" at the Japanese Cabinet Office.

At the meeting, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh held that this is a good sign and a step forwards in the country’s strategy to bring Vietnamese rice to demanding markets.

Vietnam’s ST25 rice won the title "The best rice in the world" in 2019.

In the brochure located at the Cabinet Office of Japan, the ST25 fragrant rice is famous delicious rice from Vietnam and fully introduced from planting, quality monitoring, harvesting, packaging and preservation. The production processes are strictly controlled to ensure the quality of fragrant and firm rice grains, and naturally sweet rice grains, it said.

ST25 rice can be used in dishes such as grilled chicken rice and fried rice, a harmonious combination of Vietnam's agricultural products and Japanese cuisine, according to Vietnamese Trade Counselor in Japan Ta Duc Minh.