Learn How to Make Sushi Rice with short-grain Japanese or California rice, rice vinegar, and a little bit of sugar for sushi rolls or sushi bowls. This easy sushi rice recipe can be made on the stovetop, in a rice cooker, or in the Instant Pot.
Place sushi rice in a fine mesh strainer and rinse rice under running water for 2-3 minutes, or until water runs clear.
Choose from one of these 3 methods for cooking:
Stovetop: Bring water and rice to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover the pot with a lid, and simmer for 20 minutes.
Rice Cooker: Add rinsed rice and water to a rice cooker and cook on a white rice setting.
Instant Pot: Add rice and water to Instant Pot and cook on low pressure for 12 minutes. Let Instant Pot release pressure naturally.
Combine cooked rice and sugar-vinegar mixture and toss until rice is well coated. (It will be slightly wet but will dry out as it cools.)
Use to make rolls or serve it up in a vegetarian sushi bowl.