Methods How to Make Sushi Rice


Rice plays a key role in preparing sushi. The main secret of this delicacy is the right choice of rice. It should be properly selected and cooked. There are many subtleties that should be observed (rice sort, boiling degree). The rice for sushi should not crumble. It must simply melt in your mouth. Rice grains should be white matte, round and opaque. This kind of rice is rich in starch, which makes rice sticky. Sushi rice recipe is quite different from rice recipes, for example, for our meals. How to make sushi rice? You will learn a few methods from our article. Thereafter, to cook sushi will be as easy as shelling peas.

Method 1

1. Thoroughly rinse rice in cold water, drop it into a sieve and leave it for an hour.

2. Put the rice in a saucepan and pour water (1/2 pound of rice needs 300 mg. of water).

3. Cover the lid of a saucepan, set it on medium heat and boil. Once the rice is boiled, continue to cook it over low heat for 10-15 minutes.

4. Then remove it from heat and let the rice draw for 10-15 minutes.

5. Mix together a tablespoon of Japanese rice vinegar or white wine vinegar with a teaspoon of sugar and 2 teaspoons of sea salt. Mix it well. You need to dissolve sugar and salt.

6. Put rice in a wooden bowl for sushi and mix it with the beforehand cooked mixture. Let the rice get cold before you start making sushi.

Method 2

1. Thoroughly rinse rice in cold water, drop it into a sieve and leave it for an hour.

2. Cook rice for about two minutes. Then remove rice from heat and let it swell for 10 minutes.

3. Disclose the lid, set rice on medium heat and cook it for 10-12 minutes.

4. Mix together 1 tablespoon of salt and sugar with 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar.

5. Throw rice in a bowl and pour mixture over it.

Method 3

1. Boil the water in a saucepan and mix it with prewashed rice. Cook for as long as rice absorbs all the liquid.

2. Mix together vinegar, salt, sugar and lemon juice in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil while stirring until sugar and salt completely dissolve.

3. Then pour this mixture over rice. Give it time to absorb the mixture and cool down.

Method 4

• Put rinsed rice in a saucepan and fill it with water. Let rice swell for half an hour.

• Set it on fire and bring it to a boil.

• Then cook for 10 minutes over low heat.

• Remove rice from the heat. It should swell for 20 minutes.

• Meanwhile, a prepare vinegar mixture for sushi rice. Mix the same ingredients as in the previous recipe. • Spread our rice on a sheet of parchment and sprinkle it with prepared mixture. The rice will get cold sooner in this way. How to make sushi rice of different color.

• Note that you can use red plum vinegar instead of apple cider. In this case, the rice will get a nice festive pink tinge.

• If you add one teaspoon of turmeric in rice, it will be bright yellow.

• If you add two tablespoons of crushed seaweed in the rice, it will get a pale green tinge.

The main problem of those who don’t know how to make sushi rice is their attempts to use long grain rice for making sushi. This sort of rice is better to use as a side dish since it’s dry and crispy. However, many people think that if they cook rice longer with plenty of water, it can get a sticky consistency. Perhaps, it is true, but the taste and aroma of overboiled rice will not make the impression on your guests. If you want to avoid this awkward situation, at first you should choose the proper sort of rice (sushi rice), then you have to boil it to the necessary consistency. Thereafter, you will be able to make sushi rolls similar to those that are prepared by a Japanese chef.

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