Introduction to sushi rice recipe #1
Sushi rice recipe has become quite common on the Internet. There are many websites that list sushi rice recipe, but what those websites lack are the explanations. It is an explanation that plays a big role in cooking and not the recipe.Many of you know, that main ingredient in sushi is rice. Thus, the quality of sushi is based on rice and how you cook it. This is not so hard, but it is important, since the taste of sushi will mirror the skills of the cook.
To make it easy, I will lead you through the process of making perfect sushi. I promise you that sushi will have an outstanding taste. Let’s begin with something simple. There are pretty much two types of rice. Thin and Fat (Short Grain Rice). Thin rice just won’t do. So the rice that you need is a fat looking one. Check the pictures.
By the way, to make rice for sushi you will only need sushi rice and sushi vinegar, nothing else. While looking for the rice in the store, you may find Risotto Rice. There are as many different kinds of rice as there are diets and with sushi, it needs to be the right one. Even though Risotto rice may look like sushi rice, it has different taste. Just to let you know, I have tried making sushi out of Risotto (just for experiment) and it wasn’t good, so try to stick to Blue Dragon Sushi Rice (very good for sushi) or any other short grain rice that looks fat. Here are the brands of rice to use.
By experimenting with rice you will find out that each type of rice has it own taste and look when cooked. Of course, it takes time to figure out which rice is easer to cook and which rice suits you best. However, when that happens you will be almost a pro in this field and will know how, when and what to do to the rice when cooking the rice differently.