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4 Tips for Cooking Sushi Rice

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  1. To make sushi, the rice should be small and round. However, in order not to be mistaken in your choice, I advise you to purchase rice specially made for sushi. The first step is to rinse the rice several times in order to wash the rice powder. After that, it is very important that all the water is glass, so leave the rice in a colander for half an hour. Then you need to fill the rice with water, one to one. Bring rice to a boil, cook for 1 minute, cover and cook over low heat for 15-20 minutes. Remove the rice from heat and let stand for another 10 minutes without opening the lid.
  2. Put the rice in a wide bowl and pour the rice vinegar over it evenly (use 1 tablespoon of vinegar for 1 cup of rice). Then quickly stir the rice with a wooden spatula. If you stir slowly and smoothly, the rice turns into porridge. Then the rice needs to be cooled. If you can’t find sushi vinegar, you can make it yourself. 1/3 cup table vinegar, 2 tbsp tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt, stir until the grains dissolve in the liquid.
  3. Polished white rice can be dyed in a variety of colors to add contrast to the finished meal and give it a festive look. If you use red plum vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar to make the vinegar mixture, the rice will turn pink. If you add one teaspoon of turmeric to the water before boiling the rice, the rice will turn out bright yellow. If you mix two tablespoons of ground seaweed into ready-made sushi rice, it will turn soft green.
  4. And now, the sushi rice is ready. Now you need to decide what kind of sushi you want to make. There are several types of sushi: Nigiri is a type of sushi that is sculpted by hand. Blind rice is served on lettuce leaves with a slice of raw fish on top of the rice. Futomaki are large rolls that are prepared with several fillings (usually five). Temaki are nori rolled into buns filled with rice with any of the fillings. Uramaki is sushi with rice on the outside.
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