@SarahGen-- I cook with Nishiki brown rice frequently. It tastes nutty, like most brown rice does. It does take longer to cook than regular white rice though. It took me a few tries to figure out how to cook brown Nishiki rice. It requires extra water and a longer cooking time. But this rice is healthier than white Nishiki rice.
I don't make Asian food with this rice actually. I usually make risotto with it and it works great. I buy a two pound bag. It lasts me a long time and it's not very expensive.