The Best Authentic Japanese Sushi Rice Recipe On the Planet!

This sushi rice recipe was handed on to me by my now 80 12 months previous Japanese mom who had it handed to her by her mom again in the 1940’s.

My mom, who was at all times in search of methods to enhance her personal recipes, talked to many standard sushi cooks in Japan (primarily in the Osaka and Nagasaki areas) to attempt to collect the “secret” to their sushi rice in an effort to enhance her personal recipe.

Did these sushi cooks’ at all times share? Nope. Most have been very protecting of their recipes. But… some did… even when it was solely a “hint”…

So what started as a household sushi rice recipe that was handed on to my mom by her mom after which on to me, was additionally one which obtained tweaked and perfected over the a long time leading to what I believe is the finest sushi rice recipe on the planet.

And now, right here it’s for you.

My 80 12 months previous Japanese Mother’s Sushi Rice Recipe

Ingredients and provides you will have:

2 cups Japanese Short Grain White Rice

2 Tablespoons of Sake (like Gekkeikan) plus sufficient water to fill a 2 cup measure

4 x 6 inch piece of Kombu (Dashi Kombu/Dried Seaweed)

4 Tablespoons plain Japanese Rice Vinegar (like Marukan or Mizkan)

5 Tablespoons of sugar

1/2 teaspoon of Salt

Small electrical fan or hand fan, common pot or rice cooker, rice paddle

We want to speak just a little about every of those elements just a bit and the significance of not skipping a single one in every of them.

Japanese Short Grain White Rice

The Japanese quick grain is the most glutinous and is the finest to make use of for this recipe. If you’ll be able to’t discover a quick grain, then a medium grain can be utilized in a pinch however the end result will not be nearly as good. Also, search for rice that’s not over a 12 months previous if attainable. Ask your Japanese grocer for “Shinmai”, which imply “current year’s crop”.

The motive you need “Shinmai” is as a result of the older a rice will get the extra water it takes to melt it. With a present 12 months’s crop the measure of rice to water usually is 1 cup of rice to 1 cup of water.

When a rice will get over a 12 months previous, it’s tougher to take care of consistency in cooking it as a result of you need to gauge how a lot extra water you could add in an effort to soften it to the proper texture.

Shinmai takes care of that.

You will even must get the sort that you need to wash, not the pre-washed selection. Again that is for consistency. The pre-washed cooking necessities are totally different from the sort you need to wash. We do not need to have points with that. Get the type you need to wash.

Japanese Rice Vinegar

Get the plain rice vinegar right here, not the pre-made sushi seasoning. To make the finest sushi rice requires making your individual sushi rice seasoning.


Normally utilized in making dashi, kombu can also be wonderful for making sushi rice. This is one in every of my mom’s secrets and techniques. Don’t skip this merchandise.


Sake is one other “secret” ingredient on this recipe. Gekkeikan is sweet sufficient sake for this and is available in most liquor shops. Don’t skip this merchandise both.

Sugar and common desk salt are fairly self-explanatory.

Making the Sushi Rice Seasoning

Add the 4 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 5 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a bowl. Mix this vigorously till all of the sugar is dissolved. What you are able to do is periodically combine it when you are washing, soaking and cooking the rice in the following steps.

Washing the Rice

Put the rice in a daily heavy bottomed pot or a rice cooker pot and canopy it with cool faucet water. Swish the rice round along with your hand to scrub it. The water will flip white. Drain the water and repeat this washing course of wherever from 4 to six instances or till the water comes out largely clear.

Let the rice drain in a sieve for half-hour.

Soaking the Rice

I’m going to imagine that you’re utilizing a daily pot or easy rice cooker. With a “fancy” rice cooker (the ones with all of the bells and whistles) it’s generally not essential to soak the rice earlier than and let it steam at the finish. If you will have a type of observe the directions on that rice cooker.

1. After your rice has drained in the sieve, add it to your pot.

2. Now, add the 2 tablespoons of sake to a 2-cup measure and fill the relaxation with water. I like to recommend utilizing bottled water, particularly in case you have faucet water that has an odd style. This once more provides to the consistency of your sushi rice. Add the water to your pot.

3. Brush off the Kombu just a little and put it into the pot with the rice and water. Push it down into the rice to maintain it below the water and never floating on prime.

4. Let this rice soak for 20 minutes.

5. At the finish of the 20 minutes the rice ought to have turned “white”. This is what we wish.

Cooking the Rice

1. If utilizing a easy rice cooker, flip it on. If you might be utilizing a daily pot, flip the warmth as much as excessive till it begins to boil after which flip it again right down to low and put the lid on prime.

2. Cook this rice on low for quarter-hour after which flip the range eye off. Your rice cooker at this level will flip off by itself.

3. Let the rice sit in the pot or the rice cooker now for 20 minutes. This is vital. This permits the rice to “steam”. Do not take the prime off of the pot or rice cooker anytime throughout this cooking and steaming course of.

4. At the finish of the 20 minute steaming interval, take the lid off and use a picket spoon or rice paddle to show the rice over a couple of instances to combine it up and fluff it.

5. Put the prime again on for five extra minutes.

Mixing the Sushi Rice

The following steps will have to be accomplished rapidly while you add all of the elements collectively in the hangiri or bowl so be ready. You will even should have a relentless wind supply blowing over the rice like from a small electrical fan or hand fan when you are mixing the rice with the sushi rice seasoning.

1. Point a small electrical fan over the mixing bowl and switch it on (or be prepared to make use of a small hand fan).

2. Dump the scorching rice in a hangiri or bowl (take away the kombu) after which pour the sushi rice seasoning throughout the rice.

3. Start turning the rice over always with a picket spoon or rice paddle being cautious to not mash the grains of rice. At the similar time fan the rice or have the electrical fan blowing over the rice when you are mixing it.

4. Keep mixing the rice till all of the liquid is completely absorbed and the rice has a pleasant sheen to it. If unsure, maintain cooling and mixing the rice till you might be positive.

When all of the liquid is absorbed, your sushi rice might be prepared to make use of in any sushi recipe you want.

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Barnelli – Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme

Barnelli – Restaurant Responsive WordPress Theme


Barnelli helps WordPress 4.7.x

Visiting a restaurant is an expertise, so visiting your web site must be as effectively.

Barnelli is a minimal and extremely responsive WordPress theme, designed for all you restaurateurs on the market. This is not only a generic “theme” that may match into all companies

We targeted on one trade to get issues finished the right manner. Our theme is particularly designed and coded for meals enterprise. If you’re operating small restaurant, quick-meals or a kebab then it is a theme for you. We have all of the restaurant particular parts lined so that you don’t want to fret. Barnelli understands and addresses all of your wants in a single easy and stylish bundle.

Our theme incorporates:

  • Revolution Slider Included, price $19
  • WPML help, doesn’t embody plugin
  • full display video
  • slider based mostly homepage
  • mosaic, absolutely-customizable homepage
  • edge to edge slider
  • social icons / profiles
  • favicon
  • adjustable emblem place ans measurement
  • customized menu net/cell variations
  • single picture background
  • customized background for menu
  • customized background for restaurant web page
  • widget prepared
  • a number of meals menu types (checklist / grid / photograph grid)
  • customized google fonts to select from
  • forex
  • guide order sorting
  • limitless font colours to select from
  • reservation – working mail, customizable kind
  • time codecs 24h / 12h
  • mini slider / nonetheless picture
  • map / shade and elegance adjustable
  • customized map marker
  • working contact kind
  • multilocation map
  • social icons
  • every component may be turned on and off
  • opening occasions, dwell tile like performance
  • displaying if open or closed
  • time zone
  • customized closing/opening label
  • absolutely translatable in admin panel
  • customized made visible builder for restaurant
  • 4 sorts of block parts
  • 3 sorts of gird format
  • a whole lot of setup potentialities
  • totally different capabilities for block parts

Note: Barnelli WordPress theme doesn’t include footage, icons, logos or some other visible parts. These are solely utilized in our demo.

(Remember that finest manner of updating theme is to insert your username and API key in admin panel)


Nov 06, 2017 v3.0.8

* Bug fixs
* WooCommerce 3.x.x help

Mar 10, 2017 v3.0.7

* reservation kind enhancements

Feb 16, 2017 v3.0.6

* class/menu objects drag & drop order mounted
* reservation, from/to e-mail repair

Feb 14, 2017 v.3.0.5

* mosaic map place repair

Jan 16, 2017 v3.0.4

* clean scroll replace
* minr bug fixes

Jan 05, 2017 v.3.0.3

* WordPress 4.7.x suitable
* Plugin updates
* PHP7 compatibility fixes
* JS optimizations
* Booking kind validation repair
* Booking kind labels repair
* Video homepage repair
* Single menu merchandise repair
* Mobile navigation padding repair
* Calendar shortcode may be positioned under/above content material

Aug 24, 2016 v3.0.2

* reservation kind repair
* navbar customized icon add repair
* different minor bug fixes

July 14, 2016  v3.0.1

* Google Map API key
* WooCommerce plugin replace
* Minor bug fixes 

May 9, 2016  v3.0

* New gallery / portfolio
* New menu template / 3 variations
* New hover impact
* Read extra tag applied
* Navigation dropdown change
* Numerous Visual enhancements
* Mobile model fixes
* WooCommerce compatibility points repair    
* Revolutions Slider repair 
* WPML repair 
* Latest Google fonts added

Mar 2, 2015 (v2.0.2)
* yopress repair 

Mar 1, 2015 (v2.0.1)
* WooCommerce double merchandise including drawback 
* Yopress restaurant blocks edit mode repair
* minor fixes and enhancements 

Apr 24, 2015 (v1.8.7)
* Fix for add_query_arg() and remove_query_arg() vulnerability

Mar 24, 2015 (v1.8.6)
* Upgraded WooCommerce templates
* Fixed demo importer for customers which use socket url for mysql connection (localhost:/tmp/mysql5d.sock)

Mar 10, 2015 (v1.8.5)
* Upgraded woocommerce information
* Fixed Demo Importer for baby themes

Dec 15, 2014 (v1.8.4)
* Contact Form Fix (required fields)
* Contact Form Custom Message
* Contact Form Confirmation Messgae Fix
* Reservation Form Confirmation Message Fix
* Page/Post Title Tag Fix 

Dec 9, 2014 (v1.8.1)
* Added choice to disable WooCommerce product opinions
* Added choice to set shade of 'No Events' textual content in Event Calendar
* Added Social Icons Widget
* Fixed Contact time period hyperlink subject
* Fixed Reservation time period hyperlink subject
* Fix for Restaurant Block Slide Duration
* Fix for Reservation Form

Nov 24, 2014 (v1.8)
* Added slide length in restaurant mosaic
* Added new block sizes for restaurant mosaic (2x4)
* Added choice to disable phrases and situations in varieties
* Food menu descriptions helps html
* Language switcher (WPML required)
* Search in prime bar (elective)
* Food menu look minor modifications
* Minor bug fixes

Oct 6, 2014 (v1.7.6)
* Fixed drawback with menu fonts/icons
* Minor CSS fixes
* Added daring hover over no-icon menu merchandise

Oct 3, 2014 (v1.7.5)
* Updated revolution slider
* Fixed difficulty with revolution slider and djax
* Multiple contact web page repair

Sep 26, 2014 (v1.7.4)
* Updated WooCommerce template information
* Added Option to disable map in touch
* Added possibility so as to add 'Accept Terms checkbox' in reservation/contact varieties
* Fixed occasion calendar view bugs

Sep 5, 2014 (v1.7.3)
* Fix for YoPress restaurant editor for WordPress 4.0
* Fix for saving zoom stage in admin on contact pages
* Fix for map show on restaurant tiles view
* Added extra translation strings into po/mo information

Jul 30, 2014 (v1.7.2)
* Updated WooCommerce information
* New Main navigation menu all the time on prime possibility in admin
* Food Menu No bullets repair
* Dynamic menu footer repair
* WooCommerce classes/tags repair
* WP hyperlinks to Tags and classes mounted
* Custom Validation errors in reservation varieties
* Updated Revolution Slider
* Added on/off possibility to indicate date picker in reservation kind
* Custom variety of meals menus costs
* Custom variety of columns in meals menu merchandise
* Option to ship emails utilizing construct in SMTP script as a substitute of default wp_mail()
* More social icons

May 28, 2014
* Fixed submenu on iPad
* Updated model of revolution slider
* Fixed translation in woocommerce pages

April 30, 2014
* Added WooCommerce help
* Added footer - 1/2/3/4 columns (per web page on/off, per class on/off, footer in woocommerce on/off)
* Fixed TinyMCE shortcodes in WordPress 3.9
* Plenty of small bug fixes <img src="/images/smileys/happy.png" alt=" :)" title=" :)" />

April 17, 2014
* WordPress 3.9 prepared
* Home Full Screen Video / Self Hosted and Youtube (autoplay, repeat, mute)
* Dynamic Page Loading on/off
* Events Date helps WordPress date format settings
* Multiple Addresses/Markers Contact Template
* Updated translate file and WPML config
* Lots of small bug fixes... <img src="/images/smileys/happy.png" alt=" :)" title=" :)" />

March 28, 2014
* Revolution Slider Update (guide replace required, Remove present plugin model, add from contains/plugins listing)
* mounted navigation menu customization (font measurement and shade)
* added additional navigation menu customization (menu line type shade and menu shade opacity)
* added stable background shade possibility for Restaurant web page
* added additional Restaurant web page customization (font face, font measurement for title and subtitle)
* mounted WPML icons visibility on cell units
* mounted hyperlink types (CSS)
* added full width template for static pages
* slight admin reorder
* customized sidebar place for pages
* activate/off writer, knowledge, classes and tags for archives and posts
* mounted date in restaurant occasions
* pdf/doc/odt djax hyperlink repair
* different minor fixes and enhancements

March 24, 2014
* Revolution slider plugin replace
* djax / menu repair on IE9 browser
* scroll repair on IE
* minor CSS fixes

March 20, 2014
* reservation validation repair 
* tons of recent social icons, yelp included!
* choice to open social profile in new window
* use browser default scrollbar
* choice to make scroll all the time seen
* use html in touch web page
* console logs inflicting drawback on IE eliminated
* yopress format small fixes and enhancements
* principal navigation submenu repair
* meals menu font customization repair
* select to have sidebar on pages
* textual content solely model for navigation menu 
* different minor bug fixes

March 14, 2014
* Fixed revolution slider url in plugin installer (oops)
* Fixed occasion calendar question
* Fixed css wrapper names
* Added misssing wpml stirngs in touch web page

March 13, 2014
* Reveolution slider premium plugin (save $19)
* Scrollbar customizations
* Main Menu navigation font customizations
* Minor bug fixes

March 7, 2014
*Reservation Page Improvements
*Scroll Fix (cell and net)
*Mobile Menu Fix (3 ranges now)
*Mobile Menu Open/Close Option
*Mobile Menu hyperlink atribute added
*Food Menu Photo Grid Style no Pictures Option
*Mobile Arrow Link Supports WPML 
*Better Image Responsiveness Fix
*Bigger Logo on Mobile Devices
*Choose Scroll Color for Home and Food Menu
*Theme Updater in yopress
*Map as Restaurant Mosaic Element
*Custom Code as Restaurant Mosaic Element
*Food Menu Category Description
*Fixed Padding in Contact Page
*System Info Added
*Small Layout Improvements 
*Other Bug Fixes 

March 3, 2014
* contact/reservation kind captcha repair
* meals menu columns repair
* default placeholdit for foodmenus repair

February 27, 2014
* Event calendar  / agenda 
* Captcha for reservation and get in touch with web page
* Contact/Reservation messages templates enhancements 
* Further opening hours capabilities
* Solid background shade picker for menu pages
* Target clean for hyperlink operate in restaurant mosaic blocks
* Better video for restaurant mosaic blocks
* Background picture loop repair
* Theme works with older PHP (5.2)
* Map repair 
* Icon measurement repair
* iPad responsive photographs repair
* WPML integration repair

February 21, 2014
* WMPL help,
* Custom Multiple Food Menus (Lunch, Dinner, Deserts and so forth.),
* Slider Customization (animations and easing sort),
* Responsiveness Fixes (picture, meals menu),
* IE fixes (loading spinner),
* Time Format Fix (pm / 24h),
* Define Blog Category of Your Choice,
* Restaurant Builder Customization Options (bg colours, font colours, and so forth),
* Opening Hours ( ie. afternoon or night occasions),
* Custom CSS,
* More Social Share Options,
* New Nav Menu Style Option,
* Plenty bug fixes...

February 13, 2014
* Main menu font and colours customization 
* Scrollbar customizations
* Fixed favicon
* Added Revolution slider
* Minor bug fixes

February 10, 2014
* Fixed hyperlink in slider
* Fixed Loader spinner in IE10/11
* Now You can select Blog feed class

February 8, 2014
* Added 12h/24h time format in restaurant openings
* Fixed bug in block widget

February 7, 2014
* Fixed class autoloader (Error with open_basedir restriction)
* Fixed 40x40 icon drawback


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