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Ok.... I picked up a rice cooker not to long ago. Then I went to Barnes and Noble and found a sushi set on clearence with the bamboo rolling mat, chopsticks, a book, and the dipping dishes so now I am set to make veggie sushi......<br><br><br><br>
Here is my question...... do you add vinager to your sushi rice? In the book is says that it used mostly to make the fish not seem as strong in flavor. Since I'm not using fish do I really need to add the vinager?<br><br><br><br>
I will be going out tomorrow to get all the stuff to make some up over the weekend. Thanks for the input guys....
 

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I've used this recipe before and it turned out really well...<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_31390,00.html?rsrc=search" target="_blank">http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/reci...ml?rsrc=search</a>
 

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It's not sushi if you don't season the rice with the vinegar mixture.<br><br><br><br>
You could try it both ways and see what you think. I tried it once without the vinegar and it wasn't very appetizing - just seemed very heavy and starchy.
 

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Yes, I add a mixture of 2 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. salt per 1 cup of uncooked rice. (Although of course I don't add the mixture until the rice is cooked.)
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I will have to pick up some rice vinegar when I get to the food store. I think I have all the other spices.
 

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Yes, I add a mixture of 2 Tbsp. unseasoned rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp. salt per 1 cup of uncooked rice. (Although of course I don't add the mixture until the rice is cooked.)</div>
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Plus a dash of mirin. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I went to the local HMart wich is am asian food store. They did not have Mirin, I asked, after talking to people there they said that If I used the seasoned rice vinegar that would be fine. Now I am set. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I will be trying to make some maki tomorrow.
 

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Cool! I've been making sushi rice for the past two weeks and had no idea you were supposed to add vinegar! The rice was awesome, but probably because I didn't know any better....I will have to try it with the vinegar especially since I have rice vinegar in my cupboard!
 

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Here is a recipe from a cookbook I picked up a few months ago called <i>Recipes of Japanese Cooking/Eigo de tsukuru washoku</i>. It's a little time consuming, but otherwise really easy to make.<br><br><br><br>
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Taken directly from the book<br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
1.5 cups uncooked rice (medium-grain or sushi rice)<br><br>
1.5 cups cold water<br><br>
4-inch konbu kelp<br><br>
1/5 cup sushi vinegar<br><br>
2 tbsp. sugar<br><br>
1/2 tsp. salt<br><br>
Vinegar-added water<br><br><br><br>
Method:<br><br>
1) Wipe the konbu kelp with a cloth to clean. Soak the kelp in the cold water for an hour to make stock.<br><br>
2) Wash the rice 30 minutes prior to cooking. Place the rice and stock in the cooker and cook. After finished cooking, keep the cooker covered and let it stand for about 10 minutes.<br><br>
3) While the rice is cooking put the vinegar, sugar, and salt in a small pot. Heat slightly until dissolved. Then remove from heat. This completes the vinegar dressing.<br><br>
4) Transfer the rice to the wooden sushi bowl which has been moistened with vinegar-added water. Sprinkle the vinegar dressing all over the rice. Using a flat wooden spoon, toss the rice with horizontal, cutting strokes while cooling the rice with a hand-fan. When tossing is completed, cover the rice with a clean cloth moistened with vinegar-added water.<br><br><br><br>
Tips:<br><br>
- Use only a sideways cutting motion when mixing the vinegar dressing with rice. Otherwise, the rice will become mushy.<br><br>
- Use an electric fan if any at home, and set the current of air low and let it swing in order to let the rice be exposed to the breeze while mixing the rice. It will facilitate cooling off the rice and result in making tasty and glossy sushi rice.<br><br><br><br>
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If you don't want to bother with the sushi rice, make onigiri! Perfect portable snacks, and you can fill them with anything!
 
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