How to prepare rice for making sushi

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Difficulty

Easy 👌
10
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
35
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
600 g sushi rice
800 ml water
80 ml rice vinegar
1 tsp salt
1½ tbsp sugar
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • bowl (large)
  • sieve
  • pot
  • bowl (small)
  • cooking spoon

Nutrition per serving

Cal
562
Protein
10 g
Fat
1 g
Carb
124 g
  • Step 1/4

    • 600 g sushi rice
    • bowl (large)
    • sieve

    Add sushi rice and some water to a bowl. Mix vigorously with your hands for approx. 10 sec. Add more water to the bowl, then drain. Repeat the process several times until the water runs through clear.

  • Step 2/4

    • 800 ml water
    • pot

    Transfer rinsed rice to a pot. Add water, cover the pot, and let the rice soak for approx. 15 min.

  • Step 3/4

    Put a lid on the pot and bring the water to a boil over medium-high heat. As soon as it starts steaming, reduce the heat to low and cook the rice, covered, for approx. 8 min. Don’t remove the lid until the rice is done cooking. Remove from heat and let rest, covered, for approx. 20 min.

  • Step 4/4

    • 80 ml rice vinegar
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1½ tbsp sugar
    • bowl (small)
    • cooking spoon

    In the meantime, mix rice vinegar, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Transfer the rice to a large bowl and drizzle with sushi vinegar. Mix carefully so that you don’t crush the rice. Let the sushi rice cool before handling. Enjoy!