is a huge interest in Sushi on the internet and its
popularity continues to grow in the West. Sushi is not
just food it is an art form but to sum up very simply
what Sushi is:
is a Japanese dish of small cakes of cold rice, traditionally
made with fish or vegetables and served with a vinegar
sauce, pickles and wasabi otherwise know as Japanese
is the most important ingredient in sushi. There are
several brands of sushi rice on the market. All are
white and short grain and marked specifically `sushi
rice'. If you can not find sushi rice, use another type
of short grained white rice.
/ 9 oz sushi rice
325 ml / 11 1/2 oz water
2 tbsp sushi rice seasoning
the sushi rice under cold running water until the
water running through it is completely clear, then
drain the rice.
the rice in a saucepan with the water then cover and
bring to the boil as quickly as you can. Turn the
heat down and simmer for 10 minutes.
off the heat and leave the rice to stand for 15 minutes.
Do not at any point take the lid off the saucepan.
the hot rice in a large shallow bowl and pour the
sushi rice seasoning evenly over the surface of the
will need to use both hands, one to mix the seasoning
into the rice with quick cutting strokes using a spatula
and the other to fan the sushi rice in order to cool
it down as quickly as you can. Mix the seasoning in
carefully as you do not want to break a single rice
sushi rice should look shiny and be at room temperature
when you are ready to use it.