Sushi Rice


Making proper rice for sushi is the thing that will take your homemade sushi to the next level. It’s not complicated or hard, either and you can even use sushi rice for other things. It has a slightly sweet, slightly tangy taste that goes well with all sorts of food.

1. The first step in making sushi rice is to make sushi vinegar. In a bowl, mix the following together:


3/4C Rice Vinegar

4T Sugar

1T Salt

2. Set this mixture aside while you make the rice. You can store it for 2 to 3 months in a container with a tight lid, so you can have sushi rice whenever you want.

3. After letting the rice cool for 10 minutes, transfer rice to another container and cut diagonal grooves in it before pouring the vinegar mixture over the rice in a ratio of 10:1 rice to vinegar. For 2 to 3 cups of rice, that’s about a third of the mixture made earlier.

4. Mix the vinegar into the sushi rice, scooping from the bottom and turning the rice until all the rice shines brightly from the vinegar mixture. When it’s been mixed, use a fan to cool the rice down. Once it’s about room temperature, gently cover it with a damp towel to keep the rice fresh while you work.