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Exquisite Homemade Sushi Rice Mastery

Unlock the Secret to Flawless Sushi Rice Every Time

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Exquisite Homemade Sushi Rice Mastery

Difficulty:IntermediatePrep time: 5 minutesCook time: 20 minutesRest time: 30 minutesTotal time: 55 minutesServings:15 servingsCalories:300 kcal Best Season:Suitable throughout the year


Discover the art of creating the perfect sushi rice with our step-by-step guide. This foolproof method ensures glossy, flavorful, and expertly seasoned rice that will elevate your homemade sushi to professional levels. Impress your guests with the foundation of all great sushi dishes right from your kitchen.



  1. Assemble your ingredients.
  2. Thoroughly wash the rice using a sieve or colander with cold water until the water is no longer cloudy.
  3. In a medium-sized pot, mix together the rice and water. Place the pot over a medium-high flame and bring the contents to a boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat to its lowest setting, cover the pot, and let the rice simmer until it is soft and has absorbed all the water, which should take around 20 minutes. Once done, remove the pot from the heat and leave it to one side until the rice is cool enough to be handled.
  4. While the rice is cooking, prepare the seasoning. In a separate, smaller pot, mix the rice vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt. Warm the mixture over a medium heat, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, gently fold the seasoning into the cooked rice. Although initially the rice may seem quite moist, continue to mix and the rice will gradually dry as it reaches room temperature.


  • – To achieve the best texture and flavor, use a rice cooker if available.
    – The key to perfect sushi rice is the seasoning; adjust the amount of vinegar, sugar, and salt to taste if desired.
    – For authentic results, use a wooden bowl to cool the rice, which helps to absorb excess moisture.
Keywords:sushi rice, Japanese cuisine, rice vinegar, sticky rice, sushi at home

Can I use regular white rice instead of sushi rice?

Sushi rice is specifically chosen for its ability to become sticky when cooked, which is essential for sushi. Regular white rice may not yield the same results.

How long can I store sushi rice?

Sushi rice is best used the same day it is prepared. However, it can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. Be sure to bring it to room temperature before using it for sushi.

Is it necessary to use a wooden bowl for cooling the rice?

While not strictly necessary, a wooden bowl is traditional and helps to absorb excess moisture, which can enhance the texture of the rice.

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    06/20/2024 06:28 am GMT

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