How to Make Rice in Stardew Valley: A Step-By-Step Guide

Stardew Valley, the agricultural simulation game, offers players a plethora of options when it comes to crops, including the versatile rice plant. In this guide, we delve into every facet of this staple grain—growing, milling, buying, pickling, and even crafting. If you’re interested in optimizing your rice production or just curious about its multiple applications, you’re in the right place.

Growing Your Rice Field

To start, players can acquire rice in two primary ways:

  • Buying from Stores: Rice is available at Pierre’s General Store for 200g and at JojaMart for 200g.
  • Planting Rice Shoots: These take 8 days to grow or 6 days if irrigated. Once matured, you can harvest them using a scythe.

Rice Shoot

When it comes to profits, processed rice has a higher market value compared to unprocessed rice shoots. Moreover, if you have a mill, you can process an unlimited amount of rice per day.

Pro Tip: For maximum profitability, use a preserves jar to turn Unmilled Rice into pickles, which you can sell for 110g each.

Pickled Unmilled Rice

Cooking Up A Rice Storm

Rice is a culinary delight in Stardew Valley and can be used in various recipes, such as maki rolls. To cook with rice, you’ll either have to purchase it or process it in a mill from your rice shoots.

Unfortunately, selling cooked items at specific locations remains unclear at this time, although you can always place them in the shipping bin for profits.

Various recipes you can create using rice.
Various recipes you can create using rice.

The Milling Process

A mill is vital for turning your harvested rice shoots into rice. Place unprocessed rice in the mill, and you’ll have your rice ready by the next morning. This rice is more valuable than its unprocessed counterpart.

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mill rice

A Stitch in Time: Using Rice in the Sewing Machine

Apart from its culinary uses, rice can also be employed in the crafting realm. Unprocessed rice can be used in a sewing machine to create a dyeable Shirt and Belt.


Summing It Up

Whether you’re pickling, cooking, or even crafting, rice proves to be an incredibly versatile commodity in Stardew Valley. So the next time you’re pondering what crop to invest in or what new dish to whip up, give rice a second thought. From field to table, and even to your wardrobe, rice is more than just a simple grain in the world of Stardew Valley.

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