Sushi rice, also known as shari, is the foundation of delicious and authentic sushi. Its sticky and slightly sweet texture enhances the flavors of the fresh fish and other ingredients.
Making sushi rice requires attention to detail and the right technique to achieve the perfect balance of flavor and consistency. In this article, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of making sushi rice at home.
Prep Time: 5 Min
Cook Time: 25 Min
Begin by gathering all the necessary ingredients.
Rinse the rice thoroughly in a strainer or colander under cold running water until the water runs clear.
In a saucepan, combine the rinsed rice with water and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
Once boiling, reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and let the rice simmer for about 20 minutes or until it becomes tender and all the water has been absorbed. Remove the saucepan from the heat and set it aside to cool.
While the rice is cooling, prepare the seasoning mixture by combining rice vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan.
Heat the mixture over medium heat until the sugar has completely dissolved. Allow the mixture to cool.
Once the cooked rice has cooled to a manageable temperature, transfer it to a large bowl. Gradually pour the prepared seasoning mixture over the rice while gently stirring and folding the rice to incorporate the flavors. .
Continue stirring and folding the rice until it reaches a glossy and evenly seasoned consistency. Your sushi rice is now ready to be used in various sushi recipes.