Making your own sushi is simpler than you think and you can make this rice a few hours before. Use this rice in our Veggie Sushi Roll recipe.
If you substitute agave for the sugar, you won’t have to heat the vinegar mixture.
Small and medium sauce pots
- 1 cup uncooked glutinous white rice (sushi rice)
- 1 ½ cups water
- ¼ cup rice vinegar
- 1 tsp vegetable oil
- 2 Tbsp white sugar
- ½ tsp salt
- Before or during the rice cooking, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar (or agave) and salt in a small saucepan.
- IF USING AGAVE, SKIP THIS STEP. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Cool the mixture and then stir it into the cooked rice. When you pour this into the rice it will seem very wet. Keep stirring and the rice will dry as it cools. You can make this mixture the day before making the rice.
- To cook the rice, rinse the rice in a strainer until the water runs clear, about 2 minutes. Combine with 1 ½ cup water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Rice should be tender, and the water absorbed. Cool the rice until it is cool enough to handle.