for authentic clay pot cooking of aromatic rice.
Omaghan is a popular product from YOKOSHIKA for easy clay pot cooking of rice at home.
Clay pots are difficult to cook with even for the Japanese.
But the flavor of rice cooked in a clay pot is exceptional.
While retaining the benefits of clay pots for cooking rice, Omaghan is compact and light.
It makes it easy for anyone to cook lustrous and aromatic rice right at home.
Since it easily makes delicious rice, we have received many inquiries from general consumers seeking to purchase it.
Omaghan has been featured in many media outlets.
After much trial and error, we perfected the Omaghan and it has been well received for both personal use and as a gift.
Started with our desire to help people easily enjoy rice cooked in a clay pot at home.
Omaghan originated with clay pot-cooked rice served at a ryokan inn named "Yumotokan" in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.
Their guests commented on how delicious the clay pot-cooked rice was and wanted to buy the clay pot that the ryokan was using.
The ryokan's executive chef wondered if we could make a clay pot that would make it easy to cook rice even at home. YOKOSHIKA then joined hands with an Arita ware maker to jointly develop a clay pot for cooking rice.
It was not easy to invent a simple method to cook rice so delicious that it makes a lasting impression on everyone.
The goal was to enable anyone to use a clay pot to cook delicious rice. After repeated trial and error, the first Arita ware clay pot could cook two or three servings of rice.
However, YOKOSHIKA wanted to make the pot small enough to cook only one serving of rice, while retaining the ease of use. After further improvements, the Arita ware Omaghan clay pot for cooking one serving of rice (126 ml–180 ml) was born.
For two to three servings of rice.
Our jointly developed clay pot for cooking two to three servings of rice is suitable for two or more people. Perfect for couples and small families as well as ryokan inns and restaurants.
Freshly cooked in
the perfect amount!
Omaghan is highly rated among all generations for its personal convenience. People who eat less can use the same pot to cook less rice. It is also highly portable and can be used outdoors with solid fuel tablets. It can also be part of your emergency provisions in disaster situations.
- 10 cm height, 12.5 cm diameter, 4 cm handle
- Heat-resistant ceramic containing petalite.
*Since all Omaghan clay pots are handmade, the coloring may look uneven. Enjoy the unique look of each pot.
Omaghan kits available.
Start using Omaghan
*If you already have the items included in the kit, such as the cooking stand and fuel pan, you can purchase just the Omaghan.
Can also be used to
cook side dishes, not just rice.
Omaghan for easy cooking.
Clay pots made with carefully selected raw materials
have excellent far-infrared properties,
which allow the food to cook gradually from the inside.
Besides cooking rice, Omaghan is also great
for simmering dishes like curry and soup.
How do I cook rice with it?
You can cook the rice over a solid fuel tablet or gas stove.
See here on how to cook delicious rice.
The measuring cup provided measures up to about 150 g （5.3oz） of rice after levelling off the top. Wash the rice in a small bowl with a colander so you can easily drain the water.
Fill the bowl with water to submerge the rice and let it sit for 30 minutes.Drain the water and fill a measuring cup with water (about 185 cc : 6oz). Pour the rice and water into the Omaghan.
Put the tray, bottom plate, etc., in place.Install the fuel pan plate and solid fuel tablet on the fuel pan, then put it in place. Put the Omaghan on the cooking stand.
Set up the windscreen to protect the flame from any wind.Light the solid fuel tablet.
After the solid fuel stops burning, wait 10 minutes for the rice to continue cooking.
After 10 minutes, take off the lid and stir the rice.
*Beware that the lid will be hot.
Cooking on a gas stove.
Put the Omaghan on the stove grates and set the flame to medium so that the flame does not go over the bottom edge of the Omaghan.When steam appears, adjust to a low flame and simmer for 5 minutes. Then take off the lid and stir the rice.
Can I cook it in a microwave oven?
It cannot cook in the microwave, but it can be reheated.
Which solid fuel should I use?
Can I start cooking right after receiving Omaghan?
Yes, if you have a solid fuel tablet, you can start cooking right away. You can also cook on a gas stove.
Can I use an electric stove/IH stove?
It can not be used.
How to properly use solid fuel.
Peel off the plastic container's cover.
Take out the solid fuel tablet from the plastic container.
Place the solid fuel tablet into the stainless-steel fuel pan plate and put the fuel pan on the bottom mat.
Set the cooking stand in place and you will be ready to cook.
What not to do.
・Do not leave the solid fuel tablet in the plastic container. Take out the solid fuel tablet from the plastic container before use. Burning the plastic container together with the solid fuel tablet will cause a burning smell and soot affecting the aroma of the rice.
・Do not use any aluminum foil together with the fuel pan. If the solid fuel tablet comes with aluminum foil, never use it in the fuel pan or the gas stove's fuel pan. The solid fuel will burn abnormally and become very dangerous.