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Easy Sushi Rice

Easy Sushi Rice This rice is often called “Sticky Rice” and it is great in many Asian dishes. There is a touch of sweetness to it from the mirin wine.

Makes about 3 cups.


  • 1 c Calrose Shirakiku rice
  • 1 c water
  • 2 Tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp mirin rice wine
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds (0ptional)


  1. Rinse rice in a fine strainer for about a minute. Allow to stand and drain in strainer for 10 minutes to soften.
  2. In a 2-quart pot, mix rice and water. Bring to boil on medium heat. Stir, reduce heat to lowest setting, and cover tightly.
  3. Simmer 15 minutes, remove from burner and allow to cool 10 minutes without lifting lid.
  4. In 1-2 cup bowl, mix together vinegar, mirin, sugar and salt until dissolved. Add to rice and blend until distributed evenly throughout.
  5. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired and serve with Asian dishes such as Stir Fried Vegetables, in sushi balls, or in Vegetarian Sushi Rolls.

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