How to Make Sushi Rice

To get that tangy and sweet sushi rice, you need to make a special slurry of sugar, oil, and vinegar. It's quick to whip up while your rice cooks and makes all the difference!


  • 2 cups uncooked Sushi Rice. (Not white, or basmati, or arborio rice) 

  • 3 cups water

  • ½ cup rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. It is super important to rinse the dry rice in a strainer or colander under cold running water until the water runs clear.

  2. The, combine rice and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and all water has been absorbed, about 20 minutes. Remove from stove and set aside. Or use a rice cooker.

  3. While the rice is cooking, combine the rice vinegar, oil, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until the sugar has dissolved. Allow to cool, then stir into the cooked rice. While mixture will appear very wet at first, keep stirring and rice will dry as it cools.