How to Cook Sushi Rice

by Roberto Corrales


  • 2 Cups Calrose rice
  • 4 Tablespoons Rice vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Cups Water (for cooking)
  • More water (for rinsing)
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Here's a basic recipe for cooking sushi rice. This is the foundation for many other sushi recipes. I hope you like it.

    Step 2

    Gather all of your ingredients

    Step 3

    First you need to rinse the rice to remove the starch. You can pour the rice in a glass bowl.

    Step 4

    Add a cup of water and start rubbing the rice with your hands.

    Step 5

    You'll want to do this 3 or 4 times, draining the water and adding a new cup everytime.

    Step 6

    Once rinsed, pour your rice in a rice cooker and add your water. For every cup of rice, add 1 1/2 cups of water. One cup will make 2 servings, aprox.

    Step 7

    Turn on the rice cooking pot and let it do its magic.

    Step 8

    If you don't have this, you can use a regular pan (large enough to fit your rice and water). Cover it with a lid, and let it cook on low until all water evaporates.

    Step 9

    While rice is cooking, mix the vinegar, sugar and salt until dissolved. It helps if you warm this for 15-20 secs ons the microwave or in a pan.

    Step 10

    Once the rice is cooked, add your seasoning and mix thoroughly. Goes without saying, but mine came out a little mushy. Since i'm making rolls i don't mind, but i could have cook it a little longer...

    Step 11

    Let it cook and you are good to go. You can use it for several recipes like the others i will be posting. Take a look at some finished dishes next. Hope you enjoy it!

    Step 12

    Gohan rice with tampico, avocado and fried shrimp. Awesome!!

    Step 13

    Baked surimi roll with spicy shrimp cheese topping!

    Step 14

    Your regular sushi roll :)

    Step 15

    Hope you like it! See you soon!