HOME      CONTACT      KATE'S GLOBAL KITCHEN      COOKBOOK PROFILES      GLOBAL DESTINATIONS      I LOVE DESSERTS      SHOPPING      SEARCH


Kate Heyhoe

Kate's Global Kitchen

 

Making Sushi Rice, or Sushi Meshi
Vinegared Rice for Sushi

by Kate Heyhoe

 

To make 5 to 6 cups of cooked sushi rice, you need 2 cups raw rice (short or medium grain), cooked on the stovetop or in an electric rice cooker until light and fluffy. Before cooking, rinse the rice several times in running water until the water runs clear (this may take up to 10 rinsings).

If you're not sure how to cook rice, follow the basic boil/steam method . (Do not use the Western method of boiling the rice like pasta and draining it in a colander. In fact, don't ever use this method. It's insulting to the rice.)

After the rice is done, stir it with a chopstick to loosen the grains, then let it sit, covered, for about 10 minutes to steam.

If you have a bottle of sushizu, a pre-mixed vinegar and sugar item, you can use it. If not, heat the following ingredients, mixing until the sugar dissolves:

 

6 tablespoons Japanese rice vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons salt

 

While the rice is still warm, gradually sprinkle the vinegar mixture over the rice, fanning the rice as you go. Use a rice paddle with a cutting motion to mix the vinegar mixture into the rice without mashing the grains. The fanning produces the shiny gloss inherent in sushi rice. It takes about 10 minutes to fan the rice thoroughly. Proceed to shape the rice into sushi as desired. (Tip: When handling or shaping rice with your hands, wet your fingers with water to prevent the rice from sticking to them.)

 

Kate's Global Kitchen

 
Copyright © 1999, Kate Heyhoe. All rights reserved.

Current Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Global Kitchen Archive

This page created September 1999


The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page

 

Easter
Spring Recipes for
Easter & Passover

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share

 

Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

 
Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Departments

Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine
Shopping

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Archives
Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions
Search

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Advertising
   Feedback
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Saltie
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks

 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
.

Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC

 

 


cat toysCatnip Toys
 

Kitchen & Home
Markdowns

 
,