Easy Sushi Rice (In Rice Cooker)

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a quick and easy recipe that uses only 3 ingredients, one of which is water.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups medium grain rice (Nishiki or Calrose brand, use the measuring cup in your rice cooker)
  • 3 14 cups water (or water to the 3 mark on the rice cooker)
  • 13 cup seasoned rice vinegar (more or less, to taste)


  1. Put rice and water into rice cooker (put rice in first, then add water until the 3 mark on the cooker is reached). Push button to start cooking. When done, button will pop up and light change to "warm.".
  2. Let the rice sit in the cooker without opening the lid for about 15 minutes to complete steaming.
  3. Put rice into non-reactive bowl (glass, stainless steel, wood, etc -- ), pour sushi vinegar over rice and toss gently with rice paddle to mix vinegar into rice. Note: please be gentle so you do not mash the grains of rice. Also, each grain should have been coated with the vinegar and achieve a shinny sheen, add more as needed).
  4. Fan the rice to cool as you are mixing in the vinegar.
  5. Use in rolls, sushi or to accompany sashimi.
Most Helpful

Do not use regular, medium grain rice, I found it not sticky and the vinegar taste was overpowering.

moocowtruecow04 October 06, 2015

Super quick and simple. The rice turned out great for my California Rolls! Thanks!

TheShields September 06, 2010