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Using this method will enable you to make perfect sushi rice in your Thermomix every time. The rice is ideal for sushi, Inari tofu pocket or just sticky rice in a bento.
Since I purchased my Thermomix about 5 years ago I have slowly given away all the appliances that are now unnecessary. One of the last appliances to go was my rice cooker. I know Thermomix makes great risotto, I have a Pumpkin and Crispy Sage Risotto recipe on my site, but I'm very fussy with my sushi rice. So it took me a little while to perfect sticky rice and make the change to Thermomix sushi rice.
I have provided some tips below for making the perfect sticky rice. Regardless of whether you're making the rice on the stove, rice cooker, or Thermomix it's important to follow these preparation tips.
7 Tips for Making Perfect Sticky Rice
- Chose the correct rice. Sushi rice is short grain rice that is more round in shape than other types of rice. It is commonly called sushi rice but it also goes by the name "Shari" rice. Other short-grain rice will not give the same result and should be avoided.
- Wash the rice under running water for 1 to 2 minutes whilst stirring the rice gently with your fingers. This allows the excess starch to be removed so the end result doesn't become too gluey. It is not necessary for the water to run clear.
- Once the rice is cooked transfer it to a large bowl ready to add sushi seasoning.
- Season the rice with sushi seasoning whilst the rice is still hot.
- Use a sushi paddle to stir/cut and turn the rice gently so as not to squash the cooked grains.
- Fan the rice to cool it ready for use.
- Do not refrigerate the rice once it's cooked as it will become hard and unpalatable.
How to Use Your Sushi Rice
Seasoned rice can be used in a number of different ways. Of course, you could always make your favourite sushi roll with the rice, but if you're looking for some other healthy lunch box ideas I've included some pictures and recipe links.
These cute little Inari pockets were made using leftover rice from making sushi. The rice was placed into commercially prepared tofu pockets.
Another nice way to use the sticky rice is in a poke bowl. Sushi rice has been used as a base for this healthy salad.
Sushi Rice FAQ
Sushi rice is a very distinct short-grain rice that has a higher starch content and is very glutenous. These characteristics allow it to perform properly when rolled in sushi. It's best to go to an Asian grocer if your supermarket doesn't have sushi rice.
Yes, you can. BUT! Wash it thoroughly. Arborio rice is more glutenous than sushi rice so it can become heavy and gluggy.
No, these kinds of rice are both long-grain rice. Long-grain rice will separate when cooked and is particularly good for dishes such as fried rice.
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Thermomix Sushi Rice
- 300 g sushi rice
- 1000 g water warm tap
- 1 tablespoon sushi vinegar
- 3 tablespoon sushi vinegar
- ½ tablespoon white sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Place all the sushi seasoning ingredients in TM bowl. Heat 3min/Varoma/Speed 2.
- Reserve the sushi seasoning to use over the cooked rice.
Cooking the Rice
- Place the sushi rice in the internal steam basket. Wash it well under running water for 1 - 2 minutes.
- Add 1000g water and 1 tablespoon vinegar to the TM bowl.
- Place the internal steam basket with rice into TM bowl. Cook 20min/Varoma/ Speed 3.5.
- Once TM is finished turn the rice out into a large bowl and pour the sushi seasoning over the rice. Stir gently, and allow the rice to cool.
- Use rice as required.
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