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Apr 12, 2010 04:56 AM

What to do with sushi rice (besides sushi)

I made some sushi rice last week just to try something different and I loved it. I like the sticky, chewy texture more than regular old long grain rice, at least for a change.

How can I use the sushi rice? I think I'd really love some sushi rice with a good simple dipping sauces as a cheap and filling meal.

(also, is it similar nutritionally to regular white rice?).


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  1. Make Inari (football sushi).
    Get fried bean curd pouches and stuff them with the rice.

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    1. re: monku

      Thanks. I will see if I can find the bean curd pouches at the local coop.

      any other suggestions?

      1. re: yamalam

        To make risotto with sushi rice, do you need to wash the rice first? I always wash sushi rice in general before making it. Same question using it for paella -- is washing necessary?

        1. re: cjk5

          I always wash my rice, all types. Not sure what the official line is, or the science behind it, but it's just habit for me.

      2. rice pudding, fried stuffed rice balls and can be used in a stuffing for pork or beef

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        1. re: Cherylptw

          Rice pudding is awesome with sushi rice!

        2. the rice used to make sushi rice is just "regular white rice" (short grain). there are technically different varieties but you can use anything labeled "sushi rice" to make any of thousands of japanese, korean, chinese or other asian dishes which can be served with regular short-grain rice.

          1. Day old rice makes good fried rice.