Sushi Rice is all about the quality of Rice, how it is cooked, and the flavour of Sushi Vinegar. My family’s Sushi Vinegar is always praised by my friends. Here is the recipe and you will never buy bottled ready-made sushi vinegar again.
Freshly Cooked Hot Rice *Japanese Short Grain Rice
*Note: For sushi, cook rice with slightly less amount of water to achieve firmer texture. See ‘How to cook rice for Sushi’
Sushi Vinegar Ingredients
*For 5 cups (180ml cups) Uncooked Rice
120ml Rice Vinegar
2 teaspoons Salt
*This is my family’s recipe, but naturally you can alter it to suit your taste, by adding more sugar or vinegar or salt. But my family recipe should be just right. I remember the ratio as ‘1-2-1-2’.
*For 1 cup (180ml cup) Uncooked Rice
25ml Rice Vinegar *5 teaspoons
20g Sugar *4 teaspoons
Slightly less than 1/2 teaspoon Salt *2ml
- After removing the Rice from the heat, allow it to steam for 10 minutes.
- Make Sushi Vinegar by mixing the ingredients. Pour it over the HOT rice in the pot, then empty it into a large mixing bowl.
- Mix it well gently and thoroughly, fanning the Rice with a fan or piece of cardboard to help the rice cool quickly. Quick cooling gives a glossy texture to the rice.
- Cover with a damp cloth to stop the rice drying out.