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How to cook Japanese rice in a pot

Updated: Jun 30, 2020

1. rinse rice

2. put it in a pot and add water.

3. Water to Rice ratio is 1:1


1 cup rice : 1 cup water

2 cups rice : 2 cups water

3 cups rice : 3 cups water

3. soak for an hour

4. Put a lid on, bring to boil and cook for 2-3 minutes with MEDIUM HIGH heat

5. lower to MEDIUM heat and cook for 4-5 minutes

6. and then lower to LOW heat and cook for another 5-7 minutes

7. check to make sure all water has evaporated. If not, continue to cook at LOW heat one minute at a time.

If it looks like this, turn the heat off, and let it sit and steam with a lid on for 10+minutes

8. mix and serve!

for sushi, transfer rice to a bigger bowl and add Japanese rice vinegar and sugar to cooked rice, mix well and let it cool down


1 cup of rice : 1.5 tbs of vinegar & sugar

2 cups of rice : 2.5 tbs of vinegar & sugar

3 cups of rice : 3.5 tbs of vinegar & sugar

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