How to cook sushi rice
Learning how to cook rice is one of those things, it’s either too easy to worry about or for some cooking rice is a near impossibility.
If you’re totally unable to cook rice apart from boil in the bag then why not consider lumping up £25 for an inexpensive rice cooker.
Check out our rice cooker info page for more details on rice cookers.
But for those of you a bit more confident here is a great way of how to cook rice in a pan on the stove top. Simple. Trust me; it’s not as hard as you think.
Never mind any of this measuring malarkey, the way how to cook rice is simple. Make sure the sushi rice is rinsed through in a sieve then place it in a reasonable sized pan, a larger pan to cook a larger amount of rice.
***tip, rice expands a lot, rice nearly doubles it’s size when cooked so choose the right pan and judge how much you need accordingly***
Put the sushi rice into the pan.
Then fill the pan with water about 20mm above the top of the sushi rice.
Place the pan on the stove on full heat with no lid on. Keep an eye on it because as soon as the water starts to boil turn the heat down to its lowest setting and put the pan lid on.
What will happen now is the sushi rice will start to steam cook. It’s best to use a pan with a transparent lid as you want to cook the sushi rice in this way until all the water has steamed through the sushi rice and evaporated. If you lift the lid off you’re going to loose all that steam and the sushi rice will not cook properly. When it’s all evaporated check the sushi rice. It should be perfect!
Keep experimenting with different amounts of water for different kinds of rice, once you have the knack of how to cook sushi rice you’ll wonder what all the fuss was about!
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