How to Make Sushi Rice in a Rice Cooker

Things You'll Need

  • 3 or 4 cups of short-grained Asian-style rice

  • Water to measure

  • ½ cup of rice vinegar

  • 4 tbsp. sugar

  • 1 tsp. salt

  • Wooden rice paddle

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.

Step 1

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

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.