The key ingredient in sushi is rice. Sushi rice can be made in various ways. Therefore, we will consider one of the ways that this will be more than enough for beginners.
Start by rinsing the rice. Previously, rice had to be rinsed to remove the talc used to process the rice. Rinsing the rice is not difficult; pour the required amount of rice (about 2 cups) into a large bowl, fill the bowl halfway with water and stir the contents of the bowl with your hand, then carefully drain the water and repeat the process until the drained water is nearly transparent.
The ratio of rice to water for cooking is 1: 1. When making sushi rice at home, usually take two cups of rice to every two cups of water. If you can, let the rice sit in the water for 20-30 minutes before you start cooking; again, this is not necessary. Add water to a pot with the rice, bring to a boil. Set the burner to low heat.
Place the lid on the pot and let cook for another 10 minutes. Turn off the stove and let the rice cook in a saucepan, covered for another 20 minutes. Whichever method you use to cook your rice while it is cooking, start making sushi vinegar.
The ingredients are designed for all the same cups of rice being.
- A quarter cup of rice vinegar
- 2 table sugar boats
- 1 teaspoon of salt
In a small saucepan, combine all the ingredients and heat to dissolve the salt and sugar. The sugar in this mixture is intended to soften the vinegar’s pungency, while the salt reveals the flavor of the vinegar, reducing the sweetness.
So, once your rice is done, place it in a large bowl to cool. Spray the resulting vinegar mixture evenly over all the rice and gently stir the rice with a wooden spatula. Avoid using metal spoons as they change the taste of the rice.
When stirring, be careful not to crush the paddle grains of rice or stir too much. If you don’t cool the rice, it will break the grains as you use it.
How to make a tezu
Tezu is an important ingredient in sushi making. For some reason, many beginners are afraid to take ready-made rice directly with their hands and use a wooden spoon. However, the best way to handle rice is with your hands, and the most effective approach to prevent the rice from sticking to your hands is using tezu.
Tezu is an easy-to-prepare mixture of one part vinegar and one part water. After finishing the teza of your hands, dip a napkin into the teza to wipe the knife after you have made and cut a few rolls.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff