What rice for sushi?
To prepare the rolls, you need to stock up on specially processed rice. We do not recommend taking the first one from the shelf. After all, if you buy rice, steamed, then the dish will be spoiled, because such croup is not glued, and this property is primarily necessary for rolls. What rice for sushi is best to pick? Ideally, of course, you need to take the Japanese variety of this product - it has the desired degree of stickiness. Among other types of rice, pay attention to its characteristics such as stickiness and length.
If you are wondering which rice rolls are best for you, here are our tips:
- Urutimai - short-grained rice with a sweetish taste, becomes sticky when cooked, the most popular for the manufacture of rolls;
- round grain rice - also called dairy, also suitable for sushi;
- Motigoma - has short grains, becomes sticky when cooked, is mainly used for the preparation of sweet rice wine and desserts.
Among the varieties of rice that are not suitable for rolls, we call the following:
- genman - red rice
- long grain rice
- wild rice.
In addition, rice is still distinguished by the type of processing - it can be grinding, steaming and peeling. It also affects whether rice is suitable for rolls and sushi or not.