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Homemade sushi rice recipe

The Best Sushi Rice Recipe

  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Boiled
  • Cuisine: Asian


Sushi rice recipe that is easy to make, super sticky and perfect for homemade sushi and sashimi. Instant pot or stovetop recipes included!


  • 2 C sushi rice
  • 2 C water, plus more for rinsing
  • 2 Tb rice vinegar
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1 Tb kosher salt


  1. Cook: Place the rice in a strainer and rinse the rice until the water runs clear. Use your hands to be sure all the grains are rinsed well. Place the rinsed rice into a medium pan with the 2 cups of water over high heat. Once the water begins to boil, cover the pot and reduce the heat to the very lowest setting. Cook for 15 minutes. Once the rice has finished cooking, remove from the heat, leave the lid on and let it sit for another 10 minutes.
  2. Combine: the vinegar, sugar and kosher salt in a small microwave safe cup and microwave for 30 seconds. Once the rice has sat for 10 minutes, toss it well with the seasoning liquid. Allow the rice to come to room temperature before using. Store leftover rice in the fridge in an airtight container for up to one week.

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  • Serving Size: 1/4 C
  • Calories: 128
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 207 mg
  • Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Trans Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 11 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: sushi rice recipe, Instant Pot sushi rice