How to... Make Sushi Rice

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Quantity or 3 Cups Cooked Rice
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Cook's Book of Everything

By Lulu Grimes

Published 2009

  • About

The secret to making great sushi at home is the rice — get that right and you’re halfway there. Sushi is made using a short-grain rice, sometimes called sticky rice. Once cooked, the rice grains stick together, making it ideal for sushi or for eating with chopsticks.


  • 210 g ( oz/1 cup) Japanese short-grain rice
  • 4


  1. To prepare the sushi rice, rinse the rice several times in cold water or until the water runs clear, then drain in a colander for 1 hour.
  2. Put the rice in a saucepan with 375 ml (13