Monday, March 27, 2017

Sushi Rice Recipe from Japan

This sushi rice recipe was passed on to me by my now 80-year-old Japanese mother who had it gone to her by her mother back in the 1940's.

My mother, who was constantly scanning for ways to deal with improve her own equations, spoke with various pervasive sushi gourmet masters in Japan (dominatingly in the Osaka and Nagasaki districts) to endeavor to gather the "riddle" to their sushi rice remembering the ultimate objective to upgrade her own specific recipe.

Did those sushi cooks' reliably share? No way. Most were extraordinarily protective of their equations. Regardless... some did... notwithstanding the likelihood that it was only a "hint"...

So what began as a family sushi rice equation that was passed on to my mother by her mother and after that on to me, was in like manner one that got changed and finished during the time achieving what I accept is the best sushi rice recipe on the planet.

Likewise, now, here it is for you.

My 80-year-old Japanese Mother's Sushi Rice Equation

Fixings and supplies you will require:

2 glasses Japanese Short Grain White Rice

2 Tablespoons of Reason (like Gekkeikan) notwithstanding enough water to fill a 2 glass measure

4 x 6 inch bit of Kombu (Dashi Kombu/Dried Sea development)

4 Tablespoons plain Japanese Rice Vinegar (like Marukan or Mizkan)

5 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of Salt

Minimal electric fan or hand fan, reliable pot or rice cooker, rice paddle

We need to talk to some degree about each of these fixings just a little and the criticalness of not dodging a singular one of them.

Japanese Short Grain White Rice

The Japanese short grain is the most glutinous and is the best to use for this recipe. In case you can't find a short grain, then a medium grain can be used as a piece of a crush yet the result won't be as awesome. In like manner, scan for rice that is not over a year old if possible. Approach your Japanese nourishment vendor for "Shinmai", which connote "current year's item".

The reason you require "Shinmai" is in light of the fact that the more prepared a rice gets the more water it takes to reduce it. With a back and forth movement year's gather, the measure of rice to water normally is some rice to some water.

Exactly when a rice gets over a year old, it is harder to keep up consistency in cooking it since you have to gauge the sum more water you need to incorporate a demand to unwind it to the right surface.

Shinmai manages that.

You will similarly need to get the sort that you have to wash, not the pre-washed combination. Again this is for consistency. The pre-washed cooking requirements are one of a kind in connection to the sort you have to wash. We would favor not to have issues with that. Get the kind you have to wash.

Japanese Rice Vinegar

Get the plain rice vinegar here, not the pre-made sushi enhancing. To make the best sushi rice requires making your own specific sushi rice seasoning.


Regularly used as a piece of making dashi, kombu is similarly marvelous for making sushi rice. This is one of my mother's puzzles. Do whatever it takes not to skirt this thing.


The design is another "riddle" settling in this recipe. Gekkeikan is adequate reason for this and is speedily available in most liquor stores. Do whatever it takes not to maintain a strategic distance from this thing either.

Sugar and standard table salt are very straightforward.

Making the Sushi Rice Seasoning

Incorporate the 4 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 5 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a bowl. Mix this enthusiastically until most of the sugar is separated. What you can do is discontinuously mix it while you are washing, drenching and cooking the rice in the going with steps.

Washing the Rice

Put the rice in a standard overpowering bottomed pot or a rice cooker pot and cover it with cool spigot water. Wash the rice around with your hand to wash it. The water will turn white. Drain the water and repeat this washing methodology some place in the scope of 4 to 6 times or until the water turns out, generally, clear.

Allow the rice to drain in a strainer for 30 minutes.

Splashing the Rice

I will acknowledge that you are using a standard pot or essential rice cooker. With "some help" rice cooker (the ones with most of the favor miscellaneous items) it is now and again not vital to soak the rice before and let it steam toward the end. In case you have one of those take after the rules on that rice cooker.

1. After your rice has exhausted in the strainer, add it to your pot.

2. Directly, incorporate the 2 tablespoons of reason to a 2-holder measure and fill the rest with water. I recommend using separated water, especially if you have tap water that has an odd taste. This again adds to the consistency of your sushi rice. Add the water to your pot.

3. Disregard the Kombu a little and place it into the pot with the rice and water. Push it down into the rice to hold it under the water and not skimming on top.

4. Allow this rice to sprinkle for 20 minutes.

5. Around the complete of the 20 minutes the rice should have turned "white". This is the thing that we require.

Cooking the Rice

1. In the occasion that using a clear rice cooker, turn it on. In case you are using a general pot, turn the glow up to high until it begins to bubble and thereafter turn it pull back to low and put the cover on top.

2. Cook this rice on low for 15 minutes and a short time later kill the stove eye. Your rice cooker now will murder in solitude.

3. Allow the rice to sit in the pot or the rice cooker now for 20 minutes. This is basic. This allows the rice to "steam". Make an effort not to take the complete off of the pot or rice cooker at whatever time in the midst of this cooking and steaming technique.

4. Around the complete of the 20 minute steaming period, take the cover off and use a wooden spoon or rice or to turn the rice over two or three circumstances to mix it up and pad it.

5. Given back the top on for 5 more minutes.

Mixing the Sushi Rice

The going with steps ought to be done instantly when you incorporate most of the fixings together in the hangiri or bowl so be prepared. You will in like manner need a reliable wind source blowing over the rice like from somewhat electric fan or hand fan while you are mixing the rice with the sushi rice seasoning.

1. Point somewhat electric fan over the mixing dish and turn it on (or be set up to use a little hand fan).

2. Dump the hot rice in a hangiri or bowl (oust the kombu) and after that pour the sushi rice seasoning wherever all through the rice.

3. Start turning the rice at the end of the day constantly with a wooden spoon or rice or being careful so as not to squash the grains of rice. Meanwhile, fan, the rice or have the electric fan blowing over the rice while you are mixing it.

4. Keep mixing the rice until most of the liquid is totally held and the rice has a fair sheen to it. As a last resort, keep cooling and mixing the rice until you are sure.

Exactly when most of the liquid is held, your sushi rice will be set up to use in any sushi equation you favor.

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