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Authentic Sushi Rice

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Sushi is one of the Japanese specialities. It is famous for its rice. To make sushi rice, a short grain rice is used. It gets sticky when cooked. The suhsi rice is vital for the flavor of the dish but also to construct sushi. The sticky rice holds the entire dish together.
Ingredients
  Short grain rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Vinegar 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
Directions

1) Rinse the rice well with water in a rice bowl, then drain. Repeat cleaning process until water no longer turns murky.
2) Drain all water one last time from the rice bowl then add 1.5 cups of water. You want a 1:1 rice to water ratio, meaning every cup of rice needs 1 cup of water to cook.
3) Transfer rice bowl to a rice cooker and press cook. For pot directions: Cook the rice by boiling then simmering rice till water evaporates completely.
4) While rice is cooking, lets make vinegar solution. You will need to add 3 tablespoons vinegar, 1 tablespoon sugar, and a half to one teaspoon of salt. Mix everything in a pot and heat up. Stir the solution until the sugar is dissolved. You can also resort to the microwave to heat up the vinegar solution. Just make sure the sugar gets dissolved.
5) When the rice is ready, transfer the rice into a wooden tub if possible, otherwise any bowl will do.
6) Pour the sushi vinegar over the hot rice and with a cutting motion, mix the rice and vinegar together thoroughly.
For storage, keep a moist towel over the bowl of rice. DO NOT REFRIDGERATE. You must use all the rice within the day.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Japanese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Rice
Interest: 
Quick
Servings: 
4
Sushi food lovers, check this out! You are going to love this recipe of Authentic sushi rice. While preparing this recipe, remember to use short grain rice for this recipe as it gets sticky when cooked and holds the entire dish together. It is also an important ingredient as far as flavoring the dish is concerned.

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