How to Make Sushi Rice in a Rice Cooker

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Sushi rice begins with a cooking process and then ingredients are added to turn the cooked rice into sushi rice. It's an easy process, especially if you already have a rice cooker. It takes about 45 minutes to get your rice ready to use in sushi.

Things You'll Need

  • Water To Measure

  • 3 Or 4 Cups Of Short-Grained Asian-Style Rice

  • 4 Tbsp. Sugar

  • ½ Cup Of Rice Vinegar

  • 1 Tsp. Salt

  • Wooden Rice Paddle

Step 1

Rinse rice in water several times until the water is clear.


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Step 2

Remove the cooking bowl from the rice cooker and put the rinsed rice in the bowl.

Step 3

Run water over the rice. There is enough water when the tip of your finger is placed on top of the rice, and the water reaches your first knuckle.


Step 4

Put the bowl back in the cooker and press the button to begin cooking. Rice will be done in about half an hour.

Step 5

Allow the rice to steam for an extra 5 minutes. Mix vinegar, sugar and salt together and pour over the rice. Use a wooden rice paddle to combine the flavors. This is sushi rice, and it is the essential ingredient in preparing many Japanese sushi delicacies.