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Pizza Hut adds rice bases to menu as wheat costs soar in Japan

The new range will initially be available for about six weeks, but could become a regular menu item if demand is strong

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The fast-food chain will start offering a selection of mini-pizzas using rice as a base rather than wheat flour from 22 August

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Japan’s Pizza Hut is turning to rice to make its pizzas after wheat prices soared following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year.

The fast-food chain will start offering a selection of mini-pizzas using rice as a base rather than wheat flour from 22 August, with toppings including Ibérico pork and teriyaki chicken. 

The new range will initially be available for about six weeks, but could become a regular menu item if demand is strong.

“We’re always thinking of ways to make our products appealing to Japanese customers, and rice is obviously a perfect fit,” said Emi Mikado, spokeswoman for Pizza Hut Japan,

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First Published: Aug 19 2022 | 11:03 PM IST

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