Short-grain Rice

TYPE : Asian
Side Dish
YIELD : 4 servings
CALORIES : 179 kcal
PREP TIME : 5 minutes
COOK TIME : 20 minutes
TOTAL TIME : 55 minutes


  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) short-grain rice (sometimes called "sushi rice")
  • 1 cup (2.5 dl) water
  • 1/2 tsp salt (optional)


  • Wash and rub the rice until the water runs clear, then drain.
  • Transfer to a pot, add water and salt, then leave to soak under lid for 30 minutes.
  • Always keep the lid on when cooking rice.
  • Bring to a boil, stir, then simmer on low heat for about ten minutes. When most of the water is absorbed, remove from heat and allow to swell under lid until done (do not stir).
  • Use a fork to carefully separate and fluff up the rice before serving.


Normally this rice is cooked without salt, but I always add a little for flavor.
You can of course use a rice cooker or instant pot if you have one, just follow the instructions in the manual.

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