Sushi rice is the building block of Japanese sushi. Easy and the best sushi rice recipe with steamed rice, rice vinegar, salt and sugar. Use this recipe to make all kinds of homemade sushi rolls.
Sushi rice is made of steamed short-grain rice and seasoned with Japanese rice vinegar, salt and sugar.
It’s the building block of Japanese sushi, for example: maki rolls, nigiri rolls and hand rolls.
You can’t make sushi without it but this recipe is very easy and anyone can make it at home!
It’s very easy to try this recipe at home. The best recipe calls for the following ingredients:
Rice vinegar, salt and sugar are sushi rice seasoning ingredients.
First, you can cook the rice in a rice cooker. You can also use an Instant pot.
After the rice is cooked, remove it from the rice cooker and let cool in a wooden bowl.
Traditionally, it’s made in a wooden tub called hangiri.
The last step is add the seasoning ingredients, mix and blend well with the steamed rice.
What is the best rice to use for this recipe?
Short grain rice is the best type of rice to use. I strongly recommend a combination of Calrose rice and Japanese rice.
Calrose has a bigger grain so when both of them are combined together in the ratio of 1:1, you get the best and perfect texture.
Yes, you can freeze the leftover rice in the freezer or keep for a few days in the refrigerator.
Steam the rice before using to ensure freshness and good taste.
This recipe is only 7 calories per piece.
Use the rice to make a variety of sushi. For a healthy Japanese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
You can use 1 cup of Calrose rice or Japanese sushi rice to make the recipe. For rice vinegar, I recommend buying Japanese rice vinegar with dashi.
Amount Per Serving Calories 7Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 18mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g