How to Make Sushi Rice in the Instant Pot

A bowl of cooked sushi rice next to a sushi matt

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Make sushi in your Instant Pot with this quick and easy recipe!


  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar mirin
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Rinse the rice. In a mesh strainer, rinse the sushi rice under cold water, until the water runs clear. Let it drain for10 minutes.

Transfer to the Instant Pot. Add the drained rice into the Instant Pot. Pour the water in. Cook on low pressure for 10 minutes with natural pressure release.

Prepare the seasonings. While the rice cooks, add the vinegar, mirin, sugar and salt to a small bowl and whisk together until the sugar dissolves.

Season the rice. Transfer the rice to a large bowl. Pour the vinegar mixture over the bowl of cooked sushi rice and gently mix to combine with a wooden spatula.

Let it cool. Set the seasoned rice aside and let it cool completely.

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