Sushi Rice

September 12, 2019

Sushi rice is prepared slightly differently than rice you eat as a side dish. First of all, sugar and vinegar will be added to make the rice slightly sticky and fragrant. Secondly, you’ll want to use a short-grain rice as pictured here.

short grain rice

I like to cook the rice in a donabe, a japanese clay pot, as it is also easy to serve out of afterwards. However if you don’t want to use a donabe, a regular saucepan will work fine. For larger batches of rice that don’t fit in the donabe, I use my Instant Pot with the same ratio of rice to water, and use the low setting for 12 minutes.

  • 2 servings
  • 0
  • 30 mins
  • 30 mins
  • Ingredients



    1. Rinse the rice in a colander.
    2. Place the rice in the donabe or a saucepan. Add the water, sugar and a pinch of salt.
    3. Bring the rice to a boil and cover. Lower the temperature to the lowest setting possible and simmer for 20 minutes.
    4. After 20 minutes, turn the heat off entirely and let the rice rest for 10 minutes.
    5. After 10 minutes, add the vinegar and fluff the rice with a paddle.

      Written by Will Chiong who lives and works in New York building useful things.