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sushi rice

Posted by katherine 
sushi rice
September 05, 2008 02:21PM
Sushi is very popular here in Brussels but not widely available so I have been delighting our new friends with some homemade sushi.My question is the Sushi rice is expensive for a small packet,has anyone tried making it with another rice such as risotto or paella rice,there is plenty of it available here,but no short grain rice.
Re: sushi rice
September 06, 2008 12:12AM
I think either should work perfectly - they are short grain aren't they? Just taste to make sure they are cooked through. Chalky hard centres to the rice grains in sushi is not nice!
Re: sushi rice
September 06, 2008 12:05PM
Hi Katherine
I'm not so sure about risotto or paella rice but at a push they would probably do. Can you get a medium grain or a calrose rice - it would be a better bet. Don't suppose you've got such a thing as an asian supermarket in brussels?!? they'd have either of those as they are used widely in asian food - Chinese, Japanese etc.

Debbie
Re: sushi rice
September 06, 2008 12:27PM
thank you for that Debbie ,yes there is a chinese supermarket that has sushi rice [it was expensive ]didnt think to look at their medium grain rice so will go back
Re: sushi rice
September 08, 2008 12:37AM
I use plain old short grain rice if I cant get any sushi rice, and it is a fraction of the price. Just adjust the cooking time and you should be fine!

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