Cooking the Perfect Sushi Rice
The heart of sushi is the rice. Without rice, there would not be sushi. The very word “sushi” means “vinegared rice.” There are a number of important factors to successful, delicious sushi rice. First, you must use white, short or medium grain rice which will give a soft, sticky consistency. Secondly, you must use a rice cooker. An electric rice cooker is essential for perfect, no-fail rice for sushi.

Yield: approx.

  • 3 cups of cooked rice
  • 3 cups short or medium-grain white rice (use the plastic measuring cup that comes with your rice cooker)
  • 4 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Now your sushi rice is seasoned and ready to be formed into sushi.

Note: Some advanced models of Zojirushi rice cookers have a special “Sushi Rice” setting that will automatically adjust the cooking time and temperature for sushi rice.

You could enjoy Sushi Roll and Chirashi Sushi” using “Sushi Rice”.


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