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- 1-1/2 c
- sushi rice (also called nishiki or japanese)
- 5 Tbsp
- rice vinegar
- 2 tsp
- 1/2 tsp
How to Make Sushi (Rice)
- 1Follow package directions on rice, but if there is none: Place 2 cups uncooked rice in a colander and rinse, agitating under running water for 5 minutes, until no more white starch runs down the drain. Allow to stand and drain for at least fifteen minutes.
- 2Place rice on stove with 2 cups cold water. Do not stir. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and gentle boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to stand covered for 15 minutes. Leave lid on.
- 3While rice is cooking, prepare the seasoning by mixing the vinegar, sugar, and salt, until the sugar dissolves.
- 4Transfer rice to a plastic bowl. Pour the seasoning mix over and mix with a wooden spoon.
- 5For the rest, prepare the ingredients as appropriate. Lay out a bamboo mat, then the seaweed sheet. Wet hands with cold water, place a fine layer of rice on sheet, position other ingredients, then use bamboo mat to roll seaweed sheet into tight tube (like a cigar). Using a SHARP knife, cut into 6 segments.
- 6Mix some soy sauce and wasabi paste in individual serving container. Serve with pickled ginger.