Delicious Sushi Rice--Without the Sushi

Delicious Sushi Rice--Without the Sushi

Enjoy this with shiso (perilla) leaf, ao-nori seaweed powder, sesame seeds, and semi-dried baby sardines! You can use the rice to make chirashizushi, rolled sushi, or molded sushi.

Ingredients: 2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml)

2 rice cooker cups' worth (360 ml)
Shiso leaves (minced)
2-3 leaves
a generous amount
White sesame seeds
to taste
Shirasu (semi-dried baby sardines)
to taste
Sushi vinegar
2 tablespoons
1 1/2 tablespoons
a scant 1 teaspoon


1. To make the sushi vinegar, combine the ingredients listed, microwave for about 20 seconds, then stir in the sugar and salt until the grains completely dissolve.
2. Stir the sushi vinegar from Step 1 into freshly cooked rice, a small amount at a time, using cutting motions as you go. Adjust the amount of vinegar to taste.
3. Add the minced shiso leaves, aonori, white sesame seeds, and shirasu, and it's ready to serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

I wanted to recreate a sushi rice that I had at a sushi shop!