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Easy Sushi Rice

Easy Sushi Rice

Premade sushi vinegar is used for this, so you can make delicious sushi rice easily. Use it for sushi rolls, chirashi sushi, temari sushi, inari sushi, hand rolls, and so on.

Ingredients

Uncooked white rice
3 rice cooker cups (540 ml)
Kombu
10 ml
Sushi vinegar
80 to 90 ml

Steps

1. Make the sushi vinegar. Refer to Recipe ID: 1725198.
2. Rinse the rice 30 minutes before you plan to cook it and drain it in a sieve. Put the rice in the rice cooker, add water up to to the appropriate line, put in the konbu seaweed and switch on.
3. When the rice is cooked, take it out into a handai (sushi tub). Add the sushi vinegar, and mix while fanning the rice grains.
4. You can make 4 futomaki (fat sushi rolls). For each futomaki you will need 250 g of rice; for a mid-sized sushi roll you'll need about 150 g of rice.

Story Behind this Recipe

This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. If you make sushi vinegar to stock, as long as the sugar and salt have dissolved there's no need to let it rest for a day. If making the sushi vinegar on the spot for one batch of sushi rice (3 rice cooker cups' worth) you need 80 ml of rice vinegar, 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt. The rice should be just the right sweetness. Microwave the sushi vinegar to dissolve the sugar and salt (about 20 seconds).