How to Make Vegan Sticky Rice for Sushi

Have you ever made homemade sushi? Well, step one is to make some sticky rice. You have to plan ahead a bit for this because you need time for the rice to cool. We tried a couple of different methods, some fussier than others and came up with this super simple method. This recipe makes enough for approximately 8 rolls, depending a bit on how thick you like your rice layer.


2 cups sushi rice
2 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 T sugar


Place your 2 cups of rice in a strainer and rinse until the water runs clear. One time I rinsed the rice really well and another time not so well. It’s really much better if you rinse really well. The easiest way to tell if it’s really clear or not is to rinse over a pan.

Once the water runs clear, drain your rice well and put it in a saucepan. Add 2 1/2 cups of cold water. Put the lid on and let it soak for 30 minutes.

Next, turn on your heat to high and bring the rice to a boil. Reduce heat to low/simmer, put the cover on and cook for about 15 minutes until the water is absorbed.

Take the rice off the heat and let it sit covered for 15 minutes.

Next, transfer the rice to a large bowl and pour your vinegar and sugar all around, then stir. Cover your rice with a dish cloth and let it cool completely.

In our next post we will share our tips on making homemade vegan sushi so stay tuned!

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About Karen Wiens

I'm a vegan, Harley riding, runner who loves to eat, cook, read, travel and experience new things. My family and friends are what is most important to me. I believe that what makes you unique is what makes you interesting. Let your freak flag fly!


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