Mahatma® Short Grain Rice is perfect for recipes that require compact and sticky rice. In contrast to long grain rice such as fluffy Jasmine Rice, short grain rice contains more starch, which is released while cooking and helps to create a firm consistency.
This rice is specially designed for making Asian recipes like sushi and onigiri so that it is easier to roll and eat with utensils like chopsticks.
The ideal ratio for cooking short grain rice is 1½ :1, meaning 1½ cups of water per each 1 cup of rice. It can be cooked over the stove, in the microwave, in a slow cooker, rice cooker or Instant Pot.
Stovetop method: In a saucepan bring water to a boil. Stir in rice. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until all water is absorbed.
Flavor Tip: Add olive oil and salt, if desired.
If you’re new to making sushi, we recommend you first take a look at our beginner’s guide to making homemade sushi.
When you’re ready, there are certain things to note when making sushi. But above all, making and rolling sushi requires practice before becoming a true itamae, or Japanese sushi chef. Use a few of our tips to begin:
Choose the right rice: In order to achieve that compact roll, it is essential to use short grain rice, which is why this variety is specially crafted for preparing these recipes.
Sushi Rice Seasoning: After it is cooked, you’ll need to season your rice. We recommend a blend of rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt.
Roll Gently: Use quality nori sheets to help roll your rice and ingredients gently.
Sushi rice can be used in all types of Japanese cuisine such as Nigiri, Sashimi, Maki, or with Japanese rice balls like Onigiri and much more. For traditional flavors, roll up sushi-grade tuna, vegetables and avocado for Sushi from Authentic Grains or if you’d like to start more simply, make a Vegetarian Sushi Roll.
While Mahatma® Short Grain Rice is ideal for using in all of your favorite sushi recipes, it can also be used in other flavorful and fun meals like:
Rice Bowls: such as Hawaiian-inspired Poke Bowls or Korean bibimbap bowls with kimchi and egg.
Burrito Filling: with sushi rice, crab and wasabi.
Desserts: of course, as short grain rice is more compact, it also creates a creamy texture for desserts like rice pudding, fruit sushi or Truffles made with green matcha tea and white chocolate.
Find more recipe ideas using this specialty rice in our cooking and recipe sections! Or, try a few of our other varieties like Medium Grain Parboiled Rice designed for making authentic Spanish paella and a blend of Long Grain and Jasmine Rice, ideal for fried rice recipes!
¼ cup (45g)
|Rice||1 cup||2 cups||Entire Package|
|Water||1 ½ cups||3 cups||3 ¾ cups|
|Yield||3 cups||6 cups||8 cups|
|Servings (¾ cup cooked)||4||8||11|
**Add olive oil and salt, if desired.