Sushi Workshop: How to Make Sushi Rice


  • 4 cups short-grain white rice
  • 4 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon sake
  • 1 x 5 cm square piece dried kelp (kombu), wiped lightly with dry cloth
  • ½ cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt

Step-by-Step Instructions for How to Make Sushi Rice

  1. Place the rice in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Repeat until water runs clear and drain well.
  2. Clean kelp by wiping it lightly with a damp cloth.
  3. Transfer rice to a heavy saucepan. Add the cold water, sake and kelp. Cover and let soak for 30 minutes.
  4. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook for approximately 15 minutes and until water is absorbed and rice is tender.
  5. Remove rice from heat. Let stand covered for 15 minutes.
  6. Remove kelp from cooked rice. Transfer the rice to a large wooden bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt. Stir until sugar and salt dissolve. Drizzle the vinegar mixture over the warm rice. Very gently toss the rice with a spatula in a cutting motion to avoid mashing the grains.
  8. Cover rice with damp towel and cool at room temperature.
  9. Do not refrigerate.


YIELDS: 6 cups (approx. 12 sushi rolls)

PREP TIME: 1 hour

COOKING TIME: 30 minutes

MariJoin Mari Toyoda, the creator of Wafu®, and learn first hand how to make your own sushi at home.

The seeds of the Wafu® story were planted when Mari Toyoda, a trained Japanese chef, immigrated to Montreal, Canada.

Mari grew up working in her parent’s Tokyo restaurant. In Montreal, she started a sushi business and a sushi workshop on the side. And it was here that Wafu® truly got started.

To serve with her sushi, Mari wanted a sesame dressing like the ones that she had grown up eating. Something smooth… creamy… tasty. Something authentically Japanese.

In her own kitchen, she created what was to become the first Wafu product: a versatile salad dressing with no colours, no artificial flavours, no trans fats… had almost no cholesterol or saturated fats… and was 100% delicious.

Today, Wafu® continues to bring the authentic flavours of Japan from the east to the west, so everyone can enjoy them.

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