Stardew Valley Rice: Crops and Recipes

Various Options of Rice in Stardew Valley

In real life, rice is a very simple and common thing, but the situation is slightly different with Rice in Stardew Valley. In this game, Rice comes in multiple forms: as a Rice crop, Rice Shoot, in Rice Pudding recipe, in a Maki Roll, Mango Sticky Rice, etc. 

Even if Stardew Valley characters don’t enjoy Rice as a gift, it can still be a very beneficial thing. Let’s take a look at various forms of Rice and how it can be used in the game.

Growing Rice in Stardew Valley

The basics of having Rice come down to using a Mill to craft it from Unmilled Rice. So far so good. However, how do you get that Unmilled Rice? Well, if you’re planning to grow your own Rice, you’ll need to get Rice Shoots as a crop and then use the Mill to change its state.

The Unmilled Rice will take roughly 8 days to grow, but it’s definitely a nice addition to your farm. However, if you use irrigation, you can shorten this amount of time to 6 days (very useful if you’re slightly impatient!).

P.S if you’re wondering if Rice needs to be watered, yes. The same rules apply here as to other crops.

Here’s What You Can Do With Rice

Bring The Rice to the Mill

So, how do you actually use the Mill to get Rice? Let’s take a look at that!

First things first, the Mill requires you to have 2.5k Gold, 50 Stone, 150 Wood, and 4 Cloth. Once you have everything you need, head over to the Carpenter’s Shop and purchase the building. It will take two days, and after that you can start working!

This is when you can craft Rice (one Unmilled Rice crafts one Rice). However, keep in mind that it will take a while. It’s not a long process, but you’ll get your Rice in the morning.

Use It For Recipes

Once you have your Rice ready as an ingredient, you can add it to a few dishes: Maki Roll, Rice Pudding, and Mango Sticky Rice. 

Here’s what you will need if you decide to make any of the aforementioned amazing recipes:

Maki Roll: a Fish, Seaweed, and Rice

Rice Pudding: Milk, Sugar, and Rice

Mango Sticky Rice: Mango, Coconut, and Rice.

It’s hard to say whether these recipes work in real life, but they are definitely great ways to use Rice in Stardew Valley!

Sell For a Good Price

If you’re planning to save up some money in the game, then keep in mind that Rice can be quite profitable. Of course, don’t forget that you can sell Rice for more money than Unmilled Rice, so definitely try to get a Mill if you can.

There are definitely a lot of great ways to use Rice in Stardew Valley. It might take a while to grow it if you’re doing everything from scratch, but growing crops in the game is still one of the most important aspects, so take your time and be patient with your Rice Shots!

Meet the author

"Ever since I started playing Stardew Valley, I wanted to find the best tips and tricks to make the game easier and even more entertaining. That’s why I love sharing my favourite insights with other Stardew fans to see what can be useful both for beginners and experienced players!"

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