You two are a smart and cute couple! Have you ever tried making it with Japanese short grain brown rice? Personally, a California roll would not be my first choice. Hi Laura! Ohh so sorry, it’s my bad. You can also add sugar to the seasoned rice vinegar to adjust your liking’s sweetness before you pour over the rice. If your rice cooker has a "Sushi Rice" option, add water till that line. What do you mean by cutting the vinegar into the rice? However, if your rice cooker is not Japanese and didn’t come with the “rice cooker cup”, don’t worry about it. I love doing this when I'm craving sushi, and just want to stay in for the night or dont feel like spending 2-3x the cost at a sushi restaurant. , Hi Nami I have just discovered your site yesterday , I love it , looking forward to trying your recipes , Japanese cheesecake , and the green tea and white chocolate biscuits are on my to do list , also the cucumber wrapped sushi looks devine , cannot wait to try these , Thank you for your beautiful recipes , I am sure I will learn a lot from you , Kind regards , Maureen, Hi Maureen! If you have a large plate, that’s better. She passed away already so I’m not sure where she got it from. Thank you so much for sharing, every single recipe I’ve made from JOC is a hit ! I dislike imitation crab (my cats won’t even eat it). I made some sushi at a party one time and back then, the recipe didn’t mention kombu. Please advise. . Thank you so much for your kind feedback! Tip: If you're making more/less rice or using the sushi vinegar bottle, the required sushi vinegar for rice should be roughly 8-10% of the cooked rice weight. If you want to use 2 rice cooker cups (360 ml) instead of 3 cups, you can adjust sushi vinegar ingredients as following: 4 Tbsp rice vinegar, 2 Tbsp sugar, and 1 tsp kosher salt. However, if you like that flavor of sushi rice, it’s totally okay. Thank you! I figured! Yes, I'd like to get updates by e-mail from Hungry Huy! It actually goes back to the origin of sushi. So when you use a rice cooker, a cup means a rice cooker cup. If i want to make less rice (i.e. Thanx in advance. I’ve been struggling to slice the avocado in the past, your technique is the secret I’ve needed. . Thanks so much for sharing your tip! Set aside to let it cool. Put in the rice, put in the water, press a button, and perfect rice comes out. How to Cook Rice in a Microwave w/ Perfect Results, What is Oyster Sauce? Since sushi rice is hard to get around here, I thought I would try this with risotto rice and the result was still perfect. Keep the rice covered with a damp towel (or paper towel) at the room temperature until ready to use. Hi Christine! . Of course not everyone eats enough rice to even spend $20-50 (or more) on a rice cooker. Stir gently to combine. Please can you give me instructions on how to cook sushi rice with coconut milk. My favorite place to get sushi grade fish is from Mitsuwa Japanese supermarkets near me. Hi Dakota! I find that refrigerating rice makes it hard and even after moistening & microwaving it’s never really as nice as it originally was. Your email address will not be published. Recipes you want to make. You can also put the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 1 minute, or … Hi Christina! You might wonder why the Japanese season rice with vinegar. Rice needs to be cooked a little harder for sushi rice than for regular steamed rice, so a little less water is used when cooking. - See our Japanese Rice How To page for even more facts and information about Japanese rice and the different varieties available. Sorry I can’t be good help… . I live in San Francisco and we have good Japanese grocery stores here, but nori is something I always have trouble finding. ⅓ cup means a third of a cup. xo, Hello, can i use himalayan salt for the vinegar seasoning? Hi Tejal! First of all, I want to know if your rice is Japanese short grain rice. btw, the rice i have doesn’t have an instruction on how to cook it . Hope that helps. Once you’ve mastered perfectly seasoned and fluffy sushi rice, your sushi tastes much better. Rice absorbs water very quickly when you start washing, so don't let the rice absorb the unclear water. I hope this rice will taste as good as it looks . I’m just a home cook and not a sushi chef specialized in making sushi. It’s warm here so I’ll put it in the fridge. We ended up having some leftover rice, which I think would be yummy turned into rice balls. Yesterday I put (don’t shoot me ) the minute rice in the microwave for 6 minutes. Add mirin, soy sauce, dashi powder in water, sugar, and sake and continue to cook until the liquid has evaporated. I only have metal bowls at home and lots of recipes tell me not to use metal and I don’t know why. Learn how to make sushi rice perfectly every time with step-by-step pictures and a video tutorial. Could you please let me know your favorite brand of short grain rice (available in the US)? Can I store it outside of the fridge? . Whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved. Japan Centre offers the largest selection of authentic Japanese food, drink and lifestyle products in Europe. So, afterwards, she really enjoyed it. It was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned! Let me know how it goes. ⅓ cup rice vinegar (⅓ cup = 80 ml) 3 Tbsp sugar 1 ½ tsp salt. The best ratio that I have ever tried. . . You can ‘slice’ into the rice, then fold a scoopful over, as if trying to work it into a delicate egg white foam or batter. All you need is simple ingredients such as sushi vinegar, sugar, salt and dashi kombu. If I know I’d be using my leftover sushi rice, I would keep the rice in the pyrex glass container in the fridge, and microwave the container with the paper towel on top. But I’ll try! These days with refrigeration there is no longer the issue of fish being spoiled, but the centuries of sushi rice’s umami flavor with the vinegar being added stayed. Thank you. Hi Barbara! As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you cooked the rice right, it won’t be too mushy or delicate, and obliterating the rice should not be too big a concern. More than half of my readers are Americans who prefer cup measurements, so I keep it that way except for my baking recipes. This recipe includes, (braised carrot & burdock root), but you can also add steamed. will it be safe to have to make 1 rice cooker cup of rice : 1 rice cooker cup of water ratio? If you love our recipes, please donate to support the site. It usually comes down to the quality of nori. Each rice is different when it comes to the right amount of water. May she RIP! Hi Nico! No, we never add miso for sushi rice (to make sushi). Roll the egg crepes and julienne into really thin strips. So good! I did not like it; the salmon was dry and there was no sauce. I feel sake doesn’t make a huge difference but Kombu does! Japanese Cooking 101 © 2018 Oishii America. I want to know a little bit more info. red pepper flakes in a small bowl to combine. I word recipes for me! If you are here looking for a recipe to make plain steamed rice, see my post on How to Make Rice post. Yes, cut a smaller amount of kombu and use it. Then let the rice soaked for at least 30 minutes before cooking. After heating your vinegar mixture you want to incorporate it into the rice. Well thought and well executed!! Hi Peter! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. . We are a family of 4 and we LOVE sushi!!! Hi Moon! If you use microwave, make sure the wattage you use is right. When the rice is cooked, moisten sushi oke/hangiri (a round, flat-bottom wooden tub) or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, or a large moisten glass bowl. Please do not use my images without my permission. Hi, Nami! Just warm enough. Remove from pan. Do this about two or three times until the water is clear. Hope this helps!