- Erik M. Dec 12, 2001 12:04 PM
What is "sushi" rice? Is any Japanese short grain rice suitable for making sushi? I just bought a bag of Tamaki Gold(TM) "California Premium Short Grain." Will this work?
re: Val G
I've got a recipe for the dressing (Awaze-Zu) which would call for the following ingredients:
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoon sake
1 tablespoon salt
Heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
As discussed above, the type of rice is important, as well as cooking it properly. It is important to add only as much dressing to the rice as it can absorb.
Refrigerate leftover dressing.
If you're interested in making your own sushi, you might want to browse through some books for specific instructions.
I second what Eric said about Tamaki Gold Premium. It cost a little more than their regular rice but is so very delicious it's worth it.