One of the most important parts of sushi is rice! The type of rice and the way you cook it and season it is so important to the whole experience!
When you go shopping, make sure to pick the right rice! The options you will see are "Sushi Rice, Calrose Rice, Medium Grain, or Short Grain Rice!
- The first step is to open up your bag of rice, and decide how many rolls you are going to make! We have found that 3-4 cups is about 6 rolls and they will usually tell you on the packages! Once you have decided how much, put the rice into a mixing bowl and cover with cool water. stir the rice in the water, pour into a strainer, until the water is clear.
- Place the newly cleaned rice and 2 cups of water into a pan and place over high heat. Get to a boil, uncovered. Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat to the lowest setting, and cover for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes remove the pan from the heat and let it stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
- Combine the rice vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small bowl and heat in the microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
- Put the rice into a large wooden or glass bowl and add the mixture. Fold thoroughly to combine and coat each grain of rice with the mixture. Allow room temperature before using to make sushi or sashimi.
This is one way to do rice! There are a ton of different ways to do them and they are all delicious!