Last updated: June 16, 2022

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A Rice Spice is a small, round rice ball that has been seasoned with various spices. It’s crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. They are very similar to Japanese “onigiri” or Korean “bap-guksu” (밥국수).

The best Rice Spice in the UK: Our selection

Rice Spice: Frequently asked questions

What types of Rice Spice are there and what determines a good product?

There are two types of Rice Spice. The first is the original, which we call "Rice Spice", and it has a milder flavor than our second variety called "Spicy". We also have an Organic version that contains no salt or MSG.

A good Rice Spice is one that has a strong, unique flavor. It should be able to stand on its own and not need anything else added to it in order for you to enjoy the taste of it. If a rice spice needs something else mixed with it or cooked into it in order for you to like the way that tastes then chances are pretty high that’s not going to make an awesome rice spice.

Who should use a Rice Spice?

Anyone who wants to add a little spice and flavor to their rice. It's great for people on low-carb diets, or anyone looking for an alternative way of cooking rice that doesn't involve using the stove top.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Rice Spice?

If you are looking for a good quality rice cooker that is easy to use, has lots of features and comes at an affordable price then the Zojirushi NS-LAC05XT Micom Rice Cooker & Warmer with Induction Heating System is definitely worth considering. It’s one of the best selling models on Amazon right now and it averages 4.5 out 5 stars from over 600 reviews.

The best Rice Spice will be made from high-quality materials. It should also have a good reputation, easy to use and long lasting. Look out for those features when comparing different products.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Rice Spice?


The Rice Spice is a great way to add flavor and spice without adding calories, fat or sodium. It's perfect for those who are on low-sodium diets as well.


Rice Spice is not a complete meal replacement. It does not contain any protein or fat, and it has no fiber content. This means that you will need to eat something else with your rice spice in order to get the full nutritional value of a balanced diet. If you are looking for an alternative source of calories, then this may be useful; however if you just want some extra flavor on top of what’s already in your food (like butter), then there are probably better options out there for you than Rice Spice.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • Seasoned Pioneers
  • Schwartz

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Rice Spice in our review costs around 1 pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around 140 pounds for one of the more expensive products.