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Hands-On Time
5 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4

Whether you're gearing up to make a fresh batch of salmon nigiri to impress a date or just want to finally get down the perfect sushi rice recipe to keep in your back pocket, we've broken the cooking process into the simplest method possible. Below, learn how to make sushi rice perfectly every time.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a medium saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, combine sushi rice, 1 1/2 cups water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil. Stir rice once, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 18 minutes. (Do not lift the lid or stir!) Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes; fluff with a fork and serve.

Chef's Notes

Now that you've got your easy sushi rice recipe, here's how to make that salmon nigiri we mentioned earlier.

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