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How to Make Sushi Rice:
If you wanna learn how to make sushi, you need to learn how to make the seasoned sushi rice first. Every kind of sushi starts out with lots of this stuff. Don't worry, if you can make a pot of rice, you can make sushi.

Sushi can be made with brown or white rice, it's up to you. However, make sure the rice is short grain, otherwise the texture and consistency won't be decent. Generally I use short grain brown rice, but I also like this Japanese short grain white rice called "Kokuho Rose." You can find it in any decent Asian grocery store. Even natural foods stores sometimes sell it under the name "sushi rice."

For White Sushi Rice:

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    For Brown Sushi Rice:

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    Preparing the Rice

    1. Rinse the rice in several changes of water and place it in a pot with the water specified for your variety.
    2. Over high heat, bring to a boil with the lid off. As soon as the water begins to boil, put the lid on and turn the heat down as low as you can get it.
    3. Cook the rice until all the water is absorbed, about 16 minutes for white rice and 45 for brown.
    4. After the water has been abosorbed, turn the heat off and allow the rice to steam for about 15 minutes.

    While the rice is steaming, mix together:

    OK. Take out the steamed rice and dump it out onto a cookie sheet that has at least an inch high rim. Start spreading it out with a wooden paddle, spatula, or spoon...whatever you've got. Give your vinegar/sugar/salt mix a quick stir and slowly drizzle it over the rice as you stir stir stir. Don't dump it out all at once, but just drizzle and stir. Quickly and evenly spread out the rice to cool to room temperature.

    While rice cools, prepare some fillings.

    What You Need:

    • Toasted Nori Sheets
    • Sushi Rice (about one cooked cup for each sheet of nori)
    • Fillings (choose from the list below.)
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Pickled Ginger
    • Wasabi
    • Soy Sauce
    • Sushi Mat

    What You Do:

    What You Need:

    • Toasted Nori Sheets
    • Sushi Rice (about one cooked cup for each sheet of nori)
    • Fillings (choose from the list below.)
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Pickled Ginger
    • Wasabi
    • Soy Sauce
    • Sushi Mat

    What You Do:

    Essentials:

    • Aburage Tofu (canned from the Asian store)
    • Fillings
    • Makisu (Japanese bamboo sushi mat, you can get them cheap from any kitchen kind of place.)
    • Nori
    • Pickled Ginger
    • Plastic Wrap
    • Sesame Seeds
    • Sushi Rice (See Below)
    • Umeboshi Plum Paste (for deluxe models only)
    • Wasabi

    Fillings
    Here's what I like to put in mine.

    • Aburage Tofu
    • avocado
    • Japanese Pickles
    • marinated and microwaved tofu
    • mushrooms, fresh or dried shiitakes
    • hijiki and carrot mix
    • steamed carrot strips
    • seeded cucumber strips

    Cooking by kittee:    
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