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.

short grain sushi rice

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.

sushi rice

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.

How to prepare Sushi Rice #2

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21 Comments

sushiAugust 24th, 2007 at 9:59 pm

If you like my Sushi making guide please leave a comment. I’m ego to hear from you.

catalinSeptember 23rd, 2007 at 9:23 pm

hi man, great site & recipes! I was searching for how to fry the sesame and I have find you. I have just make 5 rolls with crab and tofu and avocado inside. oau, already eat 3 of them :)))) Is my first time on making sushi and is great. I will write a post and link to you from there. Do you mind if translate some sushi stuff in romanian? I will mention that is from you.

judyFebruary 13th, 2008 at 8:01 am

I was wondering if i have left over vinegar, can i keep for future use?

MaherMarch 21st, 2008 at 6:55 am

Does the Sushi have saki in the ingredient?

sushiApril 8th, 2008 at 7:06 am

I haven’t seen any sushi with saki yet. The ingredients can vary. Try Testing different ingredients.

gwenOctober 20th, 2008 at 5:18 am

some sites say that it needs sugar? can i use sticky rice =(the rice used in poridge)?

sushiOctober 26th, 2008 at 11:49 am

Gwen, you have to try both, only then you will know what is better for you. Otherwise, just follow my sushi guide.

Arturo OlveraJanuary 19th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

I’ve had the good fortune of being able to find short, great quality rice.
Trough experimenting, I have noticed that japanese rice tend to keep absorbing moisture, to the ammount of water to use while cooking is critical. Just one detail to keep in mind.

nasuhaApril 26th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

Thanks for the recipe…I usually bought ready made sushi.Now I can make more than I can bought.

aQuosJune 17th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Thanks for the info! im getting myself into making sushi and your guide helped me understand the details much better.

rlspzziSeptember 29th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

You are correct and your recipe is great. I have prepared Sushi rice for awhile now and the short grain rice properly prepared is the ticket!

Wel GonzalesJanuary 7th, 2010 at 9:10 am

Great explanation. I must agree, the explanation surely makes this site # 1 among the others.

PhebeApril 5th, 2010 at 3:05 am

as a beginner, i am learning how to make sushi.. hopfully this website can help me.. thanks

VickiMay 22nd, 2010 at 10:35 am

My sushi rolls turned out fantastic. This is the 2nd time I made them. I followed your recipe step by step. Thanks. I loved the pics – very helpful. My friend adds a tsp of caster sugar to the rice when he adds the vinegar. Great news – I didn’t burn the rice to the bottom of the pot!

MandieJune 24th, 2010 at 12:27 am

This guide worked great!!!! We made sushi for the first time ever and followed this guide the whole way! Great job!!!

lisaJune 30th, 2010 at 7:03 am

i am a sushi lover and very eager to learn to make sushi.can anyone please give me some clues..?

nanaAugust 8th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

i want to learn to make sushi rice, can anyone help me?

DennisJanuary 23rd, 2011 at 3:11 pm

can sushi rice be made in a rice cooker?

LAbackpackerChickOctober 13th, 2011 at 3:49 pm

this is a great recipe! the rice came out PERFECT it didn’t even burn! it was my first time making sushi rice 🙂

my rolls were delicious!

GlidelNovember 14th, 2011 at 4:54 am

Kainis amn kasi Alang mahanap na perfect recipe For Sushi!!!!!

AllyApril 15th, 2012 at 5:22 am

I love Sushi and I always buy it I’m trying to make it first time! Wish me luck.

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