Instant Pot Sushi Rice

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Ingredients

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1 cup Japanese sushi-style rice
1 piece Kombu (Japanese dried kelp)
1.25 cups Water
3 tablespoons Japanese rice wine
1 tablespoon Hon-mirin (Japanese mirin)
3/4 tablespoon White sugar
1/2 teaspoon Sea salt

Instant Pot Sushi Rice

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    Authentic easy instant pot Sushi rice bowls

    • 30 minutes
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    Sushi rice is used to describe white short-grain rice used in sushi rolls. The rice is seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, and salt.

    This instant Pot sushi rice is perfect to start learning about Japanese food.

    This is a foolproof recipe for you to follow and get the best out of the rice that you have at home.

    Featured image:
    White Rice
    by Morgan & Jeff Rooks @ flickr

    Steps

    1
    Done

    Place rice into your multi-functional pressure cooker.

    2
    Done

    Add enough water to cover and rinse rice, mixing it in a circular motion. Strain through a sieve.

    3
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    Repeat until water comes out clear, about 5 rinses total. Spread drained rice on a clean cloth to dry out for 10 to 15 minutes.

    4
    Done

    Clean kombu gently with a damp towel but do not remove the white powder, which is important for the umami flavor.

    5
    Done

    Break off a small piece of the kombu and put it into a small saucepan. Add the rest of the kombu to the Instant Pot.

    6
    Done

    Add rice and 1 1/4 cups water. Close and lock the lid. Select high pressure according to manufacturer's instructions; set timer for 2 minutes. Allow 10 to 15 minutes for pressure to build.

    7
    Done

    Add rice wine, hon-mirin, sugar, and sea salt to the saucepan. Heat over low heat until sugar and salt have dissolved; do not boil. Release pressure using the natural-release method according to manufacturer's instructions, about 8 minutes.

    8
    Done

    Release any additional pressure carefully using the quick-release method. Unlock and remove the lid.

    9
    Done

    Gently scrape rice into a glass or ceramic bowl using a rice paddle; remove and discard kombu. Remove and discard the smaller kombu piece from the vinegar mixture.

    10
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    Sprinkle the vinegar mixture over rice and cut it into the rice with the rice paddle.

    11
    Done

    Stir the vinegar mixture until well incorporated, and no lumps of rice remain. Allow to cool to room temperature.

    12
    Done

    You can use a piece of cardboard to fan the rice and speed up cooling.

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