Tips to prepare the best sushi rice

October 26, 2018

In case you didn’t know, the word “sushi” refers to the vinegared rice used to prepare this ‎delicious Japanese dish topped with slices of raw fish. So if you want to perfect the art of ‎making sushi, you need to know how to prepare the rice first.‎

Choose your method of cooking

You can either choose to cook sushi rice in a rice cooker or simply cook it on a stove top ‎using non-stick pots such as So Intensive Enamel.‎

Respect the ratio

The rule of thumb when cooking sushi rice is using 1.2 cups of water for every cup of raw ‎sushi rice. Don’t put too much water or else you will end up with a dough instead of rice.‎

Cook to perfection

Place your rice and water in a pot on high heat. Stir from time to time until the water boils. ‎After that, lower the heat and cover the pot. Stop stirring at this point and check on the rice ‎after 5 minutes. If the water level has lowered, your rice is ready. Otherwise, keep checking ‎on the rice every minute, making sure not to burn the rice at the bottom.‎

Season just right

You don’t need much to season the perfect sushi rice. You will need rice vinegar for perfect ‎taste, salt and sugar. Adjust the ratio to your liking, there’s no rule for seasoning sushi rice. ‎Pour the seasoning over your rice and mix gently until combined. Don’t over mix the rice ‎otherwise it will get too sticky. Let the rice cool at room temperature then use it to prepare ‎sushi.‎