Rice is a common ingredient and dish within Cooking Mama. It can be used as an alternative ingredient in many recipes, cooked alone, or used as the main ingredient in many other dishes.

Rice cooked separately will be located on this page, while specific rice foods (Rice Balls, Rice Cakes) will be given their own pages.


Rice is a grain that is a huge staple to Asian cuisines and are mainly produced in regions of Asia. It comes in many types, and while the most common is long grain white rice, the most common style is short grain.

Cooking Mama


  1. Measure and add!
  2. Measure and add!
  3. Wash some rice!
  4. Set the timer!

After the Measure and add! step (2), the player can change the recipe into either Chestnut Rice or Bamboo Shoot Rice.


  • Rice
  • Water

Cooking Mama: World Kitchen

In this game, the player can make Rice with Shredded Sea Bream. As one can tell, this recipe adds more than plain white rice, referring to a Japanese dish known as tai meshi, grilled sea bream boiled together with rice in stock. Sea bream is a highly valued fish in Japanese culture and is served mainly on special occasions.


  1. Descale the fish!
  2. Grill with charcoal!
  3. Boil it!


  • Red Sea Bream
  • Rice
  • Salt
  • Soy Sauce
  • Kombu
  • Broth (dashi)
  • Decorated with nanten (heavenly bamboo) leaves

Cooking Mama 4: Kitchen Magic


  1. Polish the rice!
  2. Measure and pour it!
  3. Wash the rice!
  4. Measure and pour it!
  5. Cook the rice!


  • Brown Rice
  • Water


  • CM4 is the only game to feature a rice that is not white.