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Perfect Sushi Rice Recipe
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  • READY IN 25 mins

Perfect Sushi Rice

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"Here is my recipe for the perfect sushi rice. You can eat this alone or roll into your favorite sushi roll with ingredients of choice. I use strips of carrots, cucumbers and slices of avocado. You can adjust the amount of vinegar in this recipe to suit your taste."

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Original recipe makes 5 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Rinse the rice in a strainer or colander until the water runs clear. Combine with water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender and water should be absorbed. Cool until cool enough to handle.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar and salt. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool, then stir into the cooked rice. When you pour this in to the rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 29, 2006

this had a great ratio of ingredients! a good tip that i have about cooking sushi rice perfectly if you have a rice cooker is after rinsing your rice, put your hand flat on top of the rice and allow the water to fill until it just covers your hand. a japanese friend taught me that, and it has turned out perfectly every time, even when my husband does it, and he has much larger hands than I do!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 17, 2007

The rice was cooked well, but it was way too sweet and vinegary for my taste. I could eat sushi rice for a meal, so I was pretty disappointed. I may try it again, but with much less vinegar and sugar. Other recipes that I've tried use a fraction of what this one calls for...

 
Feb 16, 2007

This recipe has a good ratio of ingredients - I like my rice a bit on the vinegary side, I guess. The only changes I made were to cut out the oil and to add everything to the water in the beginning in stead of cooking the sugar/vinegar mixture seperately. This allows the flavors to really sink in, and it makes the whole process easier, too.

 
May 19, 2008

This is a great recipe for sushi rice. Instead of boiling the vinegar/sugar/ salt, I just put it in the microwave for about 1 minute. It comes out the same!

 
Jul 17, 2007

This is really good!! I always use this rice recipe in my sushi rolls, and everyone raves about them I HIGHLY recommend this recipe if you are making sushi! (I just bought short-grain rice from my grocery store- they didn't have sushi rice, but I think it is pretty much the same thing. It worked out perfect for me.)

 
Jan 01, 2008

Good recipe. I used a rice cooker as well and I use 1 cup rice for 1 1/4 cup liquid ratio. If you use Kokuho Rose sushi rice you do not have to rinse before cooking.

 
Jan 13, 2007

I used the suggestion of reviewer JamieS. She was right, it did turn out perfectly. I reduced the sugar and vinegar by a smidge, and cooked rice in a rice cooker.

 
May 20, 2008

This was great. I agree it would have been to much vinegar. I did reduce the Vinegar to 1/3 cup and I tasted the rice as I was mixing in the liquid and stopped when it had the right flavor (I didnt use it all). Half of cooking is tasting as you go and this turned out beautifuly for me.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 23.5 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 158 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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