The perfect sushi rice
Typ: Basics, Sushi
Cuisine: Japanese, Vegetarian, Vegan
Portionen / Serves: 2 servings
Zutaten / Ingredients
  • 1 cup of rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tbsp salt
Zubereitung / Instructions
  1. Rinse the rice – I use jasmine rice or sushi rice - until the water stays clear. For rinsing I use a pot, fill it with water, stir the rice a little while, then pour it out and repeat this step 3-5 times.
  2. Add 1 part rice and 2 parts water to a pot and bring it to a boil.
  3. As soon as the water is boiling turn off the stove and do NOT remove the lid (if the pot is overboiling simply remove it from the hot stove for a few minutes).
  4. Let the rice soak for about 15 minutes. The water should be fully absorbed by the rice after that time. Remove the lid and let the rice sit for another 5 - 10 minutes before transferring it to a wooden or glas bowl.
  5. Mix rice vinegar with sugar and salt (you you can even heat it on the stove, but I just take my time and stir it thoroughly).
  6. Carefully stir the vinegar mix under the rice. Use a wooden spoon and be very gentle.
  7. If you want to feel like a pro use a fan to cool the rice down a little. Otherwise just let it cool down at room temperature.
  8. Never ever put sushi rice in the fridge (especially not over night) or it'll get lumpy
Recipe by Purple Avocado at